Valencia Theater

235 Valencia Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm

In the trade journal The Moving Picture World, July 24, 1915, under the heading “Other San Francisco Items” it says: “The Valencia Theatre has discontinued vaudeville and is now showing moving pictures exclusively.”

kencmcintyre on December 11, 2005 at 8:11 am

Here are some photos from the SF Public Library:

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davidkaye on August 16, 2005 at 9:32 pm

I’m curious about the photos of the Valencia Theater and the remodel which made it into the Annunciation Cathedral. The theatre doesn’t look at all like the Annunciation did, even given the benefit of a large amount of remodeling, HOWEVER, it does look very much like a theatre down on Valencia and 25th, which is now the Templo de la Fe church. I note that the newspaper article about the opening of the Valencia theatre does not have any photos in it.

Could it be that the photos (which appear to be the same as in the archives of the SF Public Library) are really of the one on Valencia and 25th?

jtlucas on July 4, 2004 at 9:59 pm

The information in this article is not accurate. I am the webmaster for the cathedral that is on the site now. I have prepared several writeups with a history. This theater was purchased in 1928 and was converted to a church. It was demolished in 1989 due to Loma Prieta Earthquake and the cathedral rebuilt on the same location.

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Please take a look at this page for a writeup and some historical photos. I hope the webmaster adds them to this page.

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This is the article from opening night as it appeared in the San Francisco Call Bulletin.


Jim Lucas
Webmaster, Annunciation Cathedral
Internet Ministries, San Francisco Diocese

gsmurph on June 18, 2004 at 2:41 am

The Valencia’s address (at least as a theater) was 235 Valencia Street.

gsmurph on May 19, 2004 at 7:22 am

The Valencia seated 1700 people when it was a theater.