Sun Sing Theatre

1021 Grant Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94133

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jordanlage on August 7, 2015 at 7:45 am

Having recently seen what remains of the interior of the auditorium – the proscenium, balcony, and projection booth remain intact and in remarkably good condition – I wonder if the Mandarin was originally built as a legit playhouse used for Chinese opera and the like?

RobTam on July 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I remember this theater when I was a kid. My uncle owned a newspaper stand and the owners of this theater used to let him sell newspaper out in front. I remember as a kid my uncle said no going in there and bothering anyone, even if the owners ask you to. We were always to sit out front and read our books or help stack and sort newspaper and magazines. Sad to see what happened to it. It was a part of chinatown history.

gsmurph on September 19, 2004 at 7:38 am

Since the Mandarin is now used for retail, its status should probably be “Closed” rather than “Open.”