Nob Hill Adult Theatre

729 Bush Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Nob Hill Adult Theatre

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Not to be confused with the Nob Hill Cinema, located on California Street, this Nob Hill Cinema has been operating since 1967 as a gay male porn cinema. It had previously been a jazz club named Club Hangover.

It remains open, but current listings describe it as ‘One of the best run, state-of-the-art video arcades in the city’. It also features ‘live acts’ on the stage nowadays.

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gadfly
gadfly on April 17, 2007 at 8:59 am

The former operator of the Nob Hill, CLif Newman, lived under the actual edifice in a hand-made, couture-ified space that made it into the pages of Architectural Digest, Jan. 1982. Best part… it was announced in the previous issue, which was the Reagan White House issue. Perfect!
The gal that did the interview, Cameron MacKinley, nearly suffered an aneurism as she was led through the all-too functioning theater and ‘arcade’ area behind the screen, where the stairs (behind locked door) accessed the fabulous space below. She conducted one long interview.
David Glomb was the photographer. It looks amazing even now.

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on April 17, 2007 at 10:15 am

Not afraid to say, but i have been here but im dumbfounded as to why its on Cinema Treasures as a cinema!!??!!

David DeCoteau
David DeCoteau on March 4, 2008 at 8:03 pm

If it shows movies then its a cinema

DanielCheng
DanielCheng on July 14, 2008 at 8:47 am

I am a gay man from Taiwan
I was in San Francisco in early July
and I ’ve been to the Nob Hill Adult theater twice on July 05th and 10th
I found it a comfortable and friendly and sexy place to go
the staff there are nice and the performers are great
especially I like the dancing boy named “Ka'Hau"
He is VERY VERY cute and sexy
Does anyone knows how to connect with him
Please let me know

davidkaye
davidkaye on January 21, 2009 at 7:40 am

As the Club Hangover it was a jazz club that featured many live radio broadcasts and the likes of performers such as Turk Murphy, Muggsy Spanier, Earl Fatha Hines, etc.

As the Nob Hill in the film days (before going to video showings) it featured the best projection of any gay male porn theater. Gay porn auteur, Wakefield Poole (who had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art a few years ago) showed many of his famous films at the Nob Hill, including “Boys in the Sand”, and “Bijou”

Poole’s 1977 film, “Take One” is actually set in the Nob Hill.

rodneynorth
rodneynorth on May 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm

A jazz club? Sounds more like a jizz club!

BillyBanks
BillyBanks on December 7, 2010 at 8:12 am

The Nob Hill Theater in SF is a gay men’s strip club that allows the strippers and audience to do certain “unmentionable acts to themselves” during the shows. I have seen asian women recently in the theater. It is very odd.

BillyBanks
BillyBanks on December 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Don’t get me wrong I love the theater because of that reason but I go there to be with men only! When I see a woman I really get turned off!

BillyBanks
BillyBanks on June 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Has anyone been lately? I was masturbating to the live performer ( who was also masturbating) and an Asian woman turned around in the aisle in front of me and staarted watching me. I was very turned off!

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on April 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

the 1st time i visited San Francisco was 1980 and the last time was 8? years ago. my point being simple. in the early years they hosted many different types of gay porn stars. boy next door types, Abecrombie & Fitch model types as well studly masculine types. yet in the 8 years since my last visit the only gay porn stars they seem to host are studly masculine types. what gives? isn’t variety the spice of life?

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