Roxie Cinema

3117 Sixteenth Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Roxie Cinema

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Opened in 1912 as the Poppy Theatre by local jeweler Philip H. Doll. During its early years, the theater was also known as the Rex Theatre, Gem Theatre, and Gaiety Theatre.

This small movie house was remodeled in 1932 and reopened as the Roxie Cinema with 300 seats.

Current management started repertory programming in March 1976. Under new leadership of Alan Holt, in 2009, the cinema became a nonprofit oranization, continuing to showcase films.

Contributed by Tom Mayer

Recent comments (view all 45 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Here are two more photos of the Roxie:



kencmcintyre on August 19, 2009 at 7:30 am

Here is a 1970 photo that is being sold on eBay:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 25, 2009 at 2:27 am

Here is a 2009 night photo.

darquil on May 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm

According to the official page, the seating capacity for the main auditorium is 238.

darquil on May 27, 2010 at 5:44 am

I’ve posted information and photos from a recent visit here.

hdtv267 on September 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

The Roxie Cinema has been stepping up it’s game of late with some great titles, live performances and an all around great time. I always have a great time there and can certainly understand it making the Top Ten Bay Area list

hdtv267 on March 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

Roxie has been named one of the top 5 Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area.

Prof David Ducay
Prof David Ducay on September 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The great old Roxie Theatre, been to this movie house several times and took my kids there to. A venue to watch S.F. IndyFest, independent and shorts films. It was used by the Film Arts Foundation (FAF) back in the day (fused with another film group), had one of my films I produced and Michael Hankinson directed “Heart of the Warriors” showcased at this theatre. It’s small and old but it has a lot of spirit and history to go with it. The little theater that’s been around since 1909 and gone through some incredible adventures and now surviving off independent film and a Comedy Club. The Roxie-

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