757 Market Street,
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Information about this theater from online and other sources is very inconsistent and contradictory, though pictures of this theater exist. Jack Tillmany’s book “Theatres of San Francisco” puts the theater at 757 Market Street which is where the Four Seasons Hotel is today.
According to an article written by Susan Saperstein for a San Francisco Newsletter for San Francisco City Guides, the Unique Theatre was opened by Sid Grauman (and his father, David) as one of Sid Grauman’s earliest theaters, presenting both vaudeville acts and movies, sometime after 1900. According to Ms. Saperstein, the theater was destroyed, along with Grauman’s other early San Francisco theater, the Lyceum Theater, in the 1906 earthquake and fire. The Tillmany book says the theater opened in 1909 and survived until 1934, after being apparently renamed the Wonderland Theater.
However, according to the Wikipedia entry for Sid Grauman, the Graumans gutted the interior of the Unique Theater in 1906 prior to the earthquake as they had lost the lease on the building and did not want it used again as a theater. The article also indicates that the theater was on Market Street near Mason Street, which would mean that address was probably in the 800’s.
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