Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Cinema

2550 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 13, 2016 at 7:45 pm

It’s always amazing when they sit for this long and then come back. The renovation looks fantastic.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on January 26, 2016 at 4:46 am

Thanks for your great photos steven and the time you took to post them. I attended on 12/26 and took some photos as well. I enjoyed the lobby shots and of course presentation and alcohol beverages. Can’t wait to make this a regular stop on my SF vacations.

stevenj
stevenj on January 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Added 17 new exterior and interior photos – all taken 1-1-16. Saw Star Wars in 3D in theater #1. Nice big screen and excellent sound with equally excellent 3D projected on a Sony 4K system. Wondering what the ambient noise level would be like since food is served at your seat and was gratified to see it was kept at an absolute minimum. The back of my seat though got banged a few times by servers as they scurried by. Also before the movie started a short video announced that the auditorium was a text free, talk free space and that if you violated that rule you would be thrown out. They also played a cell phone message from a disgruntled patron who had been ejected which was hilarious. The theater (and auditorium #1) looked great – curtains and masking were used. Alamo did a fine job on the renovation of the New Mission.

stevenj
stevenj on December 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

The New Mission’s status should be changed to Open.

stevenj
stevenj on December 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Another SF Chronicle article on the New Mission’s opening next week.

stevenj
stevenj on October 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Star Wars Episode VII will be the first attraction at the Alamo’s New Mission when it opens Dec 17. The first few days of showings are already sold out.

SF Gate – New Mission

MikeKeegan
MikeKeegan on July 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Hey! New construction pictures posted here: http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/resurrecting-the-new-mission-3-bears-bulls-walls-jobs

MikeKeegan
MikeKeegan on May 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Hey all – still completely on track for this fall! New pictures to be posted on our blog soon, will make sure to post on here when they’re up!

stevenj
stevenj on May 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

According to the Chronicle story in the link I posted May 28 Alamo founder and CEO Tim League is looking for a fall 2015 opening. No exact date set yet.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Under reconstruction May 2015 photo added.

stevenj
stevenj on May 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

This article + photos on the progress at the New Mission was published a couple of days ago in the SF Chronicle and was also in their on line edition. If the link does not work because it requires a subscription and password would someone let me know and I’ll remove this post. I have been waiting a few days to see if the Chronicle would also post this story on their free SFGate but so far has not happened.

New Mission

MikeKeegan
MikeKeegan on April 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Glad you like the pictures, guys! Feel free to post them on here. We’ll have concrete opening info date to announce in the next couple of weeks, I’ll make sure to keep y'all updated!

Mike

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Mike Keegan — can we add your photos to our database here at Cinema Treasures? For posterity and all…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Interesting and informative article and well-chosen photos. Here is a direct link to the Alamo Drafthouse page.

MikeKeegan
MikeKeegan on April 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Hey Folks!

My name is Mike, I’m the Creative Manager of the Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission. I posted some construction pictures and updates here:

http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/resurrecting-the-new-mission-construction-blog-1

It’s super exciting to be part of this process, and I can’t wait to update everyone along the way!

Mike

stevenj
stevenj on October 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm

2 new photos added today – one of the marquee and blade shrouded in netting and with a banner claiming a 2015 opening and the other taken from the corner of 22nd and Mission showing the changing landscape in the Mission.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

Per Alamo’s facebook page dated May 7, 2014:

Sorry to have been dormant on this page for so long. Permitting has taken WAY longer than expected but we are almost through the process and renovation should begin in earnest very soon. We are 100% committed to restoring and opening this… space. Stay tuned for more info and details soon! The Alamo Drafthouse IS coming to the Mission.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2014 at 8:19 am

Anyone know the status on the restoration, or have plans stalled?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Direct link to Alamo website about this theater here.

Broan
Broan on January 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

http://books.google.com/books?id=1qEbAQAAMAAJ&dq=cove%20lighting%20theater&pg=PA1990#v=onepage&q&f=false

terrywade
terrywade on January 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Yes the big neon sign will come to life. I beleive the tubes are a bright red/orange neon. The paint will be a rustic red Southwest look.

stevenj
stevenj on January 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm

From the Alamo Drafthouse page for San Francisco. Pictures of the interior are at the link at the end of the last sentence.

http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/new_mission_theater_approved_for_renovation

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on January 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Any idea if the neon will be restored?

terrywade
terrywade on January 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I have talked to Tim League of Drafthouse Cinemas. For the large downstairs theatre he may put in a semi large curved screen with curtains and a kick ass stereo sound surround system. I told him to contact Century/Cinemark as in Pleasant Hill CA they have a large D-150 screen track that will go up in dust in a few months when they turn the wreckers ball on this classic dome theatre. Tim also knows about showmanship and the use of color lights in the new theatres coming at the New Mission. The Castro Theatre SF will have some major competion and food when this new theatre opens in about a year. You won’t find the New Mission Theatre SF closed on Mondays & Tuesdays like the Castro Theatre is now. The Mission plans to run retro, first run and some 70mm real film plus digital movies and grindhouse festivals and great trailers. Good luck to Tim and the New Mission San Francisco CA. Wait till the noisy movie people in SF find out about the Drafthouse policy for cell phones and tweets in the theatre when a movie is on. This area of Mission St in SF is making a big comback.