Basilone Theater

9th Street & Avenue I,
Treasure Island,
San Francisco, CA 94130

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Basilone Theater

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Located on Treasure Island, this theater served personnel assigned to the Treasure Island Naval Base. It was named for WW II hero and Medal of Honor awardee USMC Sgt. John Basilone. Judging by the architecture, it probably was built in the late-1950’s or 1960’s, and closed when the base was decommissioned in the mid-1990’s.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Some pictures of the abandoned Basilone Theater:

Exterior, 2005: View link
Lobby, 2005: View link
Exterior, 2009: View link

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on September 21, 2010 at 3:49 am

As a ‘Public afairs’ Navy Reservist at T.I. in the late 70’s-80’s I often saw a good flick at the Basilone Theater.

I was proudly associated with the 45th Anniversary program about Treasure Island and made some 8'x10' b&w copies of stage and projection equipment from historic photos. These also included the California Building fire at the 1939 World’s Fair. I was informed that a pipe organ was destroyed inside.

throgers
throgers on December 11, 2011 at 11:51 pm

The theater building is still there as of the end of 2011, but its condition doesn’t appear that great. The map address can be refined to 9th St and Ave I: http://g.co/maps/q48z9

chspringer
chspringer on December 12, 2011 at 12:43 am

I attended this theater when I was in the Navy. I was there in the fall on 1964. The interior was nothing great, but it had a very large wide screen. Great presentations of CinemaScope films.

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