Irving Theatre

1332 Irving Street,
San Francisco, CA

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Irving Theatre exterior

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The Irving opened on June 10, 1926 with Julian Eltinge in “Madam, Behave!”, a second-run attraction. It was built at a cost of $250,000 by Golden State Theatres.

For the next 26 years it served as a second and/or third run neighborhood house serving the inner Sunset district.

It closed on July 8, 1962 and was torn down.

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GaryParks
GaryParks on August 1, 2002 at 9:59 pm

Stylistically it had many interior ornamental details in common with the Rivoli Theatre on San Pablo near University in Berkeley, still standing as a Smart & Final store, with the auditorium ornament mostly intact and visible.

William
William on December 4, 2003 at 9:38 pm

The Irving Theatre was located at 1332 Irving Street.

gsmurph
gsmurph on June 27, 2004 at 6:57 pm

Status: Single Screen.

gsmurph
gsmurph on June 27, 2004 at 6:59 pm

BLAST—-I meant to say Screens (Single Screen) not Status!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 10, 2005 at 12:27 am

The is a 40’s photo of the Irving theater here:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 12, 2005 at 10:33 pm

Here are some additional photos from the SF Library:

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TOMNKAYE
TOMNKAYE on November 22, 2010 at 7:14 am

I went to many Saturday Matinees in the 40s, I met my wife there in 57. Did plumbing in the apartment building in the 70s.
Many Great Memorys

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