Sunset Theater

2411 Telegraph Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94704

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jordanlage on September 7, 2016 at 12:55 am

Aha! This was where I saw Chinatown maybe in ‘76 or '77, not at Telegraph Rep as I’d thought. I do recall seeing it in a second floor auditorium, very cramped, seemingly makeshift. Anyone have a similar recollection of this theater’s interior?

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

gsmurph on August 9, 2005 at 8:50 am

There’s a bit of an irony here in that when Rasputin annexed the former Sunset (perhaps aware of its past life as a theater), they installed a marquee that looks more like a movie-house marquee than any the Sunset ever had during its life as an actual movie house.

jfrentzen on May 12, 2005 at 7:47 am

In the 1970s, the Sunset briefly ran the same type of cult and off-Hollywood titles that were popular at the Rialto 4. Unlike the Rialto, the Sunset was done up in the style of a true moviehouse and offered a pleasant viewing experience. I recall that it quickly switched to a porn house.

gsmurph on June 18, 2004 at 3:00 am

The Sunset/DK’s address was 2411 Telegraph Avenue.

scottfavareille on April 6, 2004 at 12:26 pm

In 1973-1975, it did show hard porn.