Downtown Theatre

198 Ellis Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Casino Theatre architect Benjamin Geer McDougall was a partner in the firm of McDougall Brothers, Architects. Youngest brother George Barnett McDougall became State Architect in 1913, though I don’t know how long he remained in that office. It’s possible that he wasn’t active in the firm at the time the Casino was built. Eldest brother Charles C. McDougall probably was, though.

rivest266 on August 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm

and reopened as Downtown on January 1st, 1942. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on July 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm

This opened on April 8th, 1917. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 15, 2011 at 4:27 am

The Casino Theatre was designed by architect Benjamin G. McDougall, according to the November, 1917, issue of The Architect & Engineer of California.

William on December 4, 2003 at 1:10 pm

The Downtown Theatre seated 1934 people.