Bridge Theatre

3010 Geary Boulevard,
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Named after the nearby Golden Gate Bridge, which was completed 2 years before this theater opened in 1939. It was one of the most successful venues for independent and foreign films in San Francisco.

The Bridge Theatre was closed on December 27, 2012.

Contributed by Juan-Miguel Gallegos

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 7, 2008 at 11:09 am

The Bridge Theatre, photographed in 1997. The photograph is from the archives of the Cinema Theatre Association (UK):

balcbuff on February 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Had a great rainy-day matinee experience here recently, seeing “The Wrestler” Staff was upbeat, smart & friendly, they seemed to respect this well-maintained art deco venue, I hope it is around for 70 or even more years!!

NothingDiesWithBlueSkies on August 16, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Here’s a photo from 2007 hat I posted on my blog recently:
Nothing Dies With Blue Bridge To Nowhere

TLSLOEWS on August 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Very nice photos,good to see its still open.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

A few 2011 photo can be seen here and here.

hdtv267 on December 12, 2012 at 2:33 am

Another San Francisco single screen theatre will be meeting its demise. When speculation as to why “Perks of Being a Wallflower” was still playing there, reports came across twitter that in fact at the end of the year it will be closing.

So anyone in San Francisco, please get to this great old venue before New Year’s Eve.

hdtv267 on December 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Following this evening’s (12/27/12) screening of “Perks of a Wallflower” which begins at 9:30pm Pacific time, the Bridge theatre will be closing it’s doors.

The great city of San Francisco will be losing yet another movie theatre. This time one of it’s grandest single screen venues..

“ Built in 1939. Operated by Landmark since 1991. Only one mile west of Japan Town and one mile south of the Presidio, the Bridge Theatre is conveniently and centrally located in the Inner Richmond District. Named after the Golden Gate bridge which was built two years before, it is one of San Francisco’s most beloved single-screen movie palaces, featuring independent films and foreign language cinema since the 1950s.”

I had great opportunity to visit the Bridge on my trips to SF, it was a grand venue and I’m sad to see it go.

This 73 year old defined what it means to be a cinema treasure. Such a shame it only received 25 comments and will be forgotten, where nondescript complexes are allowed to have thousands of senseless comments with meaning to only one person.

Richie_T on December 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Well said, hdtv267… Any hope of another company moving in?

hdtv267 on December 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

Here’s hoping. But nothing I’ve heard as yet. I’ll do my best to give any updates with evidence and citing my work.

As mentioned, I was unable to attend last evening. However, report came from Brian Darr who writes the fine blog “Hell on Frisco Bay” whom reported on the Twitter that before the final showing that former Bridge manager Joshua Grannell (who’s alter-ego Peaches Christ held “MIdnight Mass” at the Bridge for so many years) gave a very moving speech.

hdtv267 on April 2, 2014 at 4:48 am

Alas the days of the Bridge theatre possibly re-opening as an operating venue are over.

It has purchased and transformed into a local indoor baseball academy. Purchase price $2,000,000

linkage from SF Curbed

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