World Theater

644 Broadway,
San Francisco, CA 94133

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World Theatre

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This World Theater opened in 1983 replacing the former Royal/Verdi/World Theatre (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). It screened Chinese movies and operated for fifteen years.

Contributed by William Gabel

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gsmurph
gsmurph on May 15, 2005 at 11:00 am

One thing that must be inquired—-is this supposedly the listing for the “later” World Theatre? If so, then some of the above comments actually pertain not to this theater but to the original World Theatre, listed in Cinema Treasures as the VERDI (possibly to avoid confusion with this World), and which was torn down to make way for the mixed-use office building of which this theater was/is a part, and, as noted by Tillmany in the Verdi listing, the World listed here operated for another fifteen years before itself closing. Moreover, this World was known ONLY as the World, never by any other name.

Broan
Broan on May 15, 2005 at 12:39 pm

I think you’re right- from what I can tell looking at the entries, there appear to be three theaters here ultimately called “World”– theCalifornia (1909)/Liberty (1911)/Allies (~1918)/Crescent (~1922)/Liberty (1926)/World (~1949-1953), the Palace/Royal Palace/Royal/Verdi/World(1954-1982), and the 1983-1990s World, this entry. The comments and description from this should probably be moved to the Palace entry, the California needs an address, and this entry should probably be clarified that it refers to the World in the office building

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

The more recent World is now home to a restaurant, church and dentist, among others.

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