Roxie Cinema

3117 16th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 27, 2016 at 3:49 am

Thank you for sharing your views.

You neglected to mention what you’d prefer to have as ticket stock.

xsallnow
xsallnow on December 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

I don’t know what’s worse the supermarket receipt type tickets or the red generic “admit one” type.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm

The Roxie is one of the few venues that still run film.

Great piece including video of the process of running film there..

https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2016/12/14/at-the-roxie-old-school-film-projectionists-keep-the-craft-alive/

hdtv267
hdtv267 on November 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

the Roxie (both big & little) are operating and doing very well. During a recent trip to San Francisco (November 2016) I attended three times.

Theatre is now using online ticketing and via Ipad in both houses. This now produces the “Supermarket reciepts” that a past member railed against in the past at a venue.

Being a “community theatre” it offers quite ecletic fare. I attended an evening screening one of the nights of the Transgender Film Festival. This was in the big Roxie. My two visits to the little Roxie were for a Saturday morning cartoon presentation, then later in the week “King Cobra” about gay porn icon Brent Corrigan.

Seating quite comfortable as well as the sightlines. Due to the timing I got to the theaters each night ( darn Mission resturants being crowded) I was unable to get internal photos. If you are in SF or going, check out the calendar and try to make a trip to this hidden city gem. Support local cinema.

Prof David Ducay
Prof David Ducay on September 26, 2013 at 6:56 am

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- http://roxie.com/events/toc.cfm

darquil
darquil on May 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

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

darquil
darquil on May 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 18, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Here is a 1970 photo that is being sold on eBay:
http://tinyurl.com/o26hsm

davidkaye
davidkaye on April 25, 2007 at 8:54 am

The exterior of the Roxie has just been repainted, possibly for the first time in 30 years. It looks very nice now.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 23, 2007 at 6:11 pm

This is an amazing little cinema with (what looks like) the worlds smallest projection booth… God forbid another earthquake.
They manage to find the most unusual films never heard of before; I went to the Roxie to see “The Art of Masterbation” and was completey amaaaaaaaaazed at what we (the audience roaring with laughter)were shown. I swear I blushed in the darkness!

Roxie
Roxie on April 4, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Hello,

The Roxie is looking to acquire new seats.
If you know of an abundance of used cinema seats,
please contact me ().

Thanks!!

Ian
Ian on March 18, 2007 at 9:58 am

And another photo here:–

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davidkaye
davidkaye on December 27, 2005 at 12:18 pm

As of 12/27/05 the Roxie Cinema has been sold to New College of California for assumption of debts of $200,000. New College will operate it as part of their media department, showcasing student films in addition to the regular Roxie fare of independent, foreign, and unusual films. Bill Banning, former Roxie owner, will continue to book shows, and it appears that Roxie Releasing will also go to New College.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 10, 2005 at 12:00 pm

Another photo from the same source:

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 28, 2005 at 3:51 pm

From the SF Public Library:

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 14, 2005 at 1:27 am

I caught Robert Gardner’s Forest of Bliss here on July 21, 1986.

PAULB
PAULB on May 16, 2005 at 5:08 pm

Gee that’s what we need, the Tax office seizing and presumably running a cinema…..or trying to, which would be beyond even them. Then they would learn about distributors! and the IRS could investigate them instead…..oh, haha. But of course they would have to sell the cinema or lease it which means the cycle could start all over again…… The Roxie management might be better off handing it all over to the IRS with a note left on the manager’s office saying “OK smarty pants YOU run it”.

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on May 16, 2005 at 8:30 am

Once again, this theater is in danger of closing, according to today’s SF Chronicle. The theater operator owes $140,000 between the IRS($115,000) and back rent to the landlord($25,000). The article was implying that the IRS may wind up seizing the theater.

The Roxie does show a lot of independent film festivals as well as good documentaries and other gems.

RobertR
RobertR on December 9, 2004 at 8:23 am

They should move some of the Castro bookings here now that the tide seems to be changing there.

gsmurph
gsmurph on December 9, 2004 at 4:50 am

The Surf was converted into a church, not demolished.