Grandview Theatre

756 Jackson Street,
San Francisco, CA 94133

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Grandview Theatre exterior

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Contributed by William Gabel

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Tillmany on November 29, 2003 at 6:30 pm

The Grandview operated from the mid-1930’s until the late 1980's
as a Chinese language theatre theatre in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. During the last ten years of its operation,
it was known as the Chinatown Theatre. The building in which it
operated still stands, and the space it formerly occupied has
since been converted into a retail outlet.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 17, 2005 at 5:12 am

The header needs changing to: Function: Retail. aka: Chinatown Theatre.

There are still a few remains of the original decor to be seen inside the building.

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2005 at 1:54 pm

This could be the same theater, but the picture definitely pre-dates the 1930s:

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Tillmany on June 27, 2008 at 2:55 am

The earlier Grand View in the photo posted December 2005 is the Grand View in Daly City CA.

lake95464 on August 10, 2009 at 9:05 am

The Grandview, was a nice spacious clean theater. We went there several times during the late 70’s, watching most recent American releases with chinese subtitles. It didn’t have a snack bar, but you were allowed to exit, get something, and bring it back in. In the movie “Jade” there is a excellent interior shot of the theatre, as well as a brief chase scene through the Pagoda Palace, while a chinese opera was on stage.

TivFan on January 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm

This theater can be seen in the 1972 film “What’s Up, Doc?”. There is a brief shot of the exterior with CHINESE PICTURES on the marquee. It is on the left side of the screen/street at 1:09:10. The band in the parade is playing “La Cucaracha”…

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Such drivel. Who cares?

robboehm on September 8, 2016 at 7:15 am

Certainly more relevant to the site than people recalling that they saw such and such at a certain theater just to put their names in print rather than actually contributing something to the actual site.

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