San Francisco Theatres By Address and Neighborhood


By Neighborhood:

Yes, the list will continue to grow!


Bayview / Hunter's Point: Bayview Opera House |

Bernal Heights: Cortland / Capri Theatre | Lyceum Theatre

California St.: Favorite 5 Cent Theatre | Lumiere Theatre | Nob Hill Theatre | Richmond Theatre |

Castro / Noe Valley: Acme Theatre | Castro Theatre | Castro Street Theatre | Eureka Theatre | Liberty Theatre | Noe Theatre | Palmer Theatre | Vicksburg Theatre |

Civic Center: Herbst Theatre | Masonic Auditorium | Opera Plaza Cinema | Van Ness Theatre | War Memorial Opera House |

Cow Hollow: Metro Theatre | Rio Theatre |

Crocker-Amazon: Amazon Theatre |

Divisadero: Fairyland Theatre | Harding Theatre | Park/Halcyon Theatre |

Downtown Off-Market: 1000 Van Ness |  Alcazar Theatre - Geary | Alcazar Theatre - O'Farrell | All Star Theatre | American Music Hall (unbuilt) | Boarding House Theater | Casino/Downtown Theatre | Chez Paree | City Theatre | Cort/Capitol Theatre | Gaiety/Union Square | Gayety/CounterPulse Theatre | Geary Theatre | Great American Music Hall | Hayes Theatre | Larkin/Century Theatre | Larkin Hall | Lumiere Theatre | Majestic Theatre | Mini Adult Theatre | Music Hall Theatre | O'Farrell TheatreOrpheum Theatre - 1909 | Palace/Peekarama | Peerless Theatre | Powell Theatre | President Theatre | Richelieu Cinema | Screening Room | Stage Door Theatre | Tivoli Theatre | Turk St. Follies | Van Ness Theatre |

Embarcadero: Gateway Cinema

Fillmore: Cameraphone | Chutes/Lyric/American | Clay Theatre | Davis Theatre | Empire/Pantages Theatre | Fillmore Theatre | Haussler Theatre | National Theatre | New Fillmore | Novelty Theatre | Orpheum/Garrick Theatre | Premium/Quality Theatre | Princess Theatre | Progress Theatre | Sutter Theatre | Temple Theatre | Uptown/Alcazar Theatre |

Fisherman's Wharf: Cannery Cinema | Ghirardelli Square Cinema | Northpoint Theater |

Geary St. / Blvd: Alcazar Theatre | Alexandria Theatre | Bridge Theatre | Coronet Theatre

Hayes Valley: Mowry's Opera House | Players' Theatre |

Haight: The Auditorium | Coliseum Rink | Haight Theatre | Midtown Theatre | Pastime Theatre | Red Vic | Star Theatre | Sunset/Superba Theatre |

Ingleside Terraces: Balboa/Westwood Theatre | El Rey Theatre |

Lakeside: UA Stonestown |

Larkin St: Larkin/Century Theatre | Music Hall Theatre |

Marina District: Marina Theatre/Cinema 21 | Presidio Theatre |

Market Street: Aztec Theatre | California/State Theatre | Central Theatre | Centre/Roundup Theatre | Crest Theatre | Embassy Theatre | Empire/Central Theatre | Esquire Theatre | Fox Theatre | Golden Gate Theatre | Guild/Egyptian/Pussycat | Granada/Paramount Theatre | Hub Theatre | Imperial / United Artists | Odeon Theatre | Orpheum Theatre | Panama Theatre | Pantages Theatre | Pastime Theatre | Pix Theatre | Portola Theatre | Regal Theatre | St. Francis Theatre | Strand Theatre | Telenews Theatre | Unique Theatre | Warfield Theatre | Wonderland - 763 Market | Wonderland - 1145 Market |

Mission District / Excelsior: Amazon Theatre | Bell Theatre | Brava/York/Roosevelt | Cameo | Cortland / Capri Theatre | Crown/Cine Latino | Del Mar / State Theatre | El Capitan Theatre | Globe Theatre | Grand Theatre | Granada/Excelsior Theatre | Lyceum Theatre | Mission/ Grand/Realart | New Bell Theatre | New Mission Theatre | Panama Theatre | People's Theatre | Rialto Theatre | Roxie Theatre | Sherman Theatre | Tower Theatre | Valencia Theatre | Victoria Theatre | Wigwam Theatre |

North Beach / Chinatown: Bella Union - Pacific | Bella Union / Kearny | Broadway Theatre | Cannery Cinema | Diana Hall | Dragon Theatre/Kinetoscope | Flag Theatre | Gateway Cinema | Ghirardelli Square Cinema | Grandview Theatre | Great Star Theatre | Green Street Theatre | Hippodrome - 555 Pacific | Hippodrome - 560 Pacific | Liberty Theatre | Little Fox Theatre | Midway Theatre | North Beach Movie | Northpoint Theater | Oriental Theatre | Pagoda Palace | Peekarama | Sun Sing Theatre | Thalia Theatre | Times Theatre | Turf Concert Hall | World Theatre |

Nob Hill: Fairmont Hotel Playhouse | Nob Hill Theatre - California St. | Nob Hill Theatre - Bush St. | Théâtre Français |

Panhandle: Coliseum Rink |

Pacific Heights: Alhambra Theatre | Clay Theatre | Kabuki 8 | Metro Theatre | Rio Theatre | Vogue Theatre |

Parkside District: Empire Theatre | Parkside Theatre |

Polk Street: Lumiere Theatre | O'Farrell Theatre | Polk Theatre | Queen Theatre | Rex Theatre | Royal Theatre |

Portola: Avenue Theatre | Gem Theatre |

Potrero Hill: New Potrero Theatre |

Presidio: Letterman General Hospital Theatre | Presidio Theatre |

Presidio Heights: Vogue Theatre |

Richmond District: 4 Star Theatre | Alexandria Theatre | Balboa Theatre | Bridge Theatre | Chutes/Orpheum Theatre | Clement Theatre | Coliseum Theatre | Coronet Theatre | Elite Theatre | Favorite 5 Cent Theatre | Fisher's Theatre | New Richmond/Lincoln Theatre | Palm Theatre | Richmond Theatre |

Russian Hill: Alhambra Theatre |

South of Market: Majestic Theatre | Peerless Theatre

Sunset District: Empire Theatre | Irving Theatre | Irving/Sunset Theatre | Parkside Theatre | Surf Theatre |

Sutter Street: Avalon/Regency II | Uptown Theatre |

Tenderloin: 1000 Van Ness | Chez Paree | Great American Music Hall | Larkin/Century Theatre | Larkin HallMini Adult Theatre | Music Hall Theatre | O'Farrell Theatre | Screening Room |

Treasure Island: Basilone Theatre 

Union Street: Metro Theatre | Rio Theatre |

Van Ness: AMC 1000 Van Ness | Herbst Theatre | Masonic Auditorium | Opera Plaza Cinema | Regency I | Avalon/Regency II | Richelieu Cinema | War Memorial Opera House |

Visitacion Valley: Bayshore Theatre 

West Portal: Empire Theatre 

Westwood Park: Balboa/Westwood Theatre | El Rey Theatre |


San Francisco Theatres by Street Address

This list of post-1906 San Francisco theatres by address is a work in progress. The intent over time is to do some corrections, fix a few links and gradually filling in missing entries. The starting point was the list online at home.earthlink.net/%7Eminhnghia/theater.html. Much of the data on that original list came from city directories, the San Francisco Public Library and research by Jack Tillmany. It's been a gradual process of doing corrections and adding in the many listings that were missing.

148 3rd St. Peerless Theatre
Peerless 1912-1970, Third Street Peerless, Peerless Theatre Girlesque 1958-1960

365 3rd St.  Majestic Theatre
Majestic c.1909-c.1930

4601 3rd St.
-- at the corner of McKinnon Ave. (formerly 1101 Railroad Ave.)
Columbia, running in September 1909. Sometimes listed with an address of 1111. Renamed Bay View in 1913. First city directory listing July 1913, last city directory listing 1924. Renamed Lorene with the first city directory listing in 1926, the last in 1928. Also listed at various times as Lorline and Lorrene.

Also in the neighborhood: Leidenkrantz Hall, Drake's Hall

4705 3rd St.  Bayview Opera House
-- faces Newcomb Ave. near Mendell St.
South San Francisco Opera House 1888-1913, Bayview Opera House ( ? - present)

4935 3rd St.  Bayview Theatre
-- at Quesada, formerly 1383 Railroad Ave.
Bayview Theatre 1924-1957

319 6th Ave.  Lincoln Theatre
New Richmond 1911-1912, Lincoln 1912-1940

6th Ave. & Clement St. Palm Theatre
Palm 1907-1918

Near 6th Ave. & Clement St.  Elite Theatre
Elite 1907

7th Ave. & Clement St.  Fisher's Theatre
Fisher's 1907-1919

2961 16th St. Victoria Theatre
16th St. 1907-1913, Victoria, Teatro Victoria 1913-1963, New Follies 1963-1970, 16th St. Follies 1970-1976, Victoria 1978-

2968 16th St. [250]
Theatorium -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide 

3040 16th St.  Cameo Theatre
Opal 1910-c.1928, Shamrock c.1928-1931, Cameo 1932-1952

3117 16th St. near Valencia   Roxie Theatre
Poppy 1914-1917, New Sixteenth Street 1918, Rex 1920, Gem, Gaiety 1933, Roxie 1933-

3345 17th St.
Secret Cinema
-- James Eilers photo on SFR

4200 18th St. Liberty Theatre
Liberty 1908-1910 

3950 19th Ave. (approximate) Unbuilt Projects
Lake Theatre

24th & Bryant
Photoplay
-- listed in a September 4, 1921 Paramount ad in the Chronicle
-- listed in a 1922 Paramount ad 

2781 24th St. Brava Theatre
Roosevelt 1926-1962, York 1962-1993, Brava 1996-

2885 24th St.
York
-- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide as at 24th and York
-- 235 seats
-- running until 1931

3867 24th St. Vicksburg Theatre
Vicksburg 1911-1918, Noe Valley 1923-1924

3984 24th St. Noe Theatre
Noe 1937-1952

4045 24th St.  Palmer Theatre
M & F, Palmer Theatre 1917-1938

4083 24th St.  Acme Theatre
Acme c.1908-1916

26th & Church
see listing for 1580 Church St.

A

525 Alemany at Bayshore
Terrace Drive-In 1951-1954
| photos on BAHT | ad |

B

250 Baker St.  Coliseum Rink
Coliseum 1907-22

3630 Balboa   Balboa Theatre
Balboa (aka New Balboa) 1926-

Bay and Powell  Northpoint Theater
Northpoint 1967-1997

2428 Bayshore Blvd.  Bayshore Theatre
-- address previously called 2428 San Bruno Ave. -- open 1926 to 1957

Beach St. and Leavenworth  Cannery Cinema
Cannery 1971-1993
747 Beach St.
Interplayers 1962-1969; 1970, Circus 1969, Surf-Interplayers 1970

Beach St. and Polk  Ghirardelli Square Cinema
Hungry I (Cabaret) 1960s, 1971, Ghirardelli Square Cinema 1971-1986, Waterfront Theatre 1987

412 Broadway
Moulin Rouge, Hippodrome 1975-1980
Moulin Rouge in 1964

618 Broadway  Broadway Theatre
Automatic Vaudeville 1910-1911, Broadway Theater & Pennyodion 1913-1916, Broadway Theater 1917-1932, The Committee 1963-1972, Montgomery Playhouse 1970s

644 Broadway  World Theatre 
Palace 1909, Royal Palace 1909-1911, Verdi 1913-1953, World 1954-1982, World (New Building) 1985-1998

649 Broadway  Liberty Theatre
California 1909-1910, Liberty 1910-1920, Allies 1920-??, Crescent 1923-1925, Liberty 1926-1949, World 1949-1953

501 Buckingham Way  UA Stonestown
UA Stonestown Cinema 1970-1973, Stonestown Twin 1973-2019

526 Bush St. Theatre Français
Théâtre Français c.1918-1920
 
729 Bush St.  Nob Hill Theatre
Nob Hill Theatre 1968-2018

960 Bush St.  Boarding House Theater
Fine Arts Building and Auditorium 1931, Kamokila 1933, Royal Hawaiian Club 1935, New Theatre 1936, Shangri-La 1942, Bush Street Music Hall 1943-46, Balalaika 1946-49, Bush Street Theatre 1950-56, Fack's II 1956-1960, Neve of SF 1960, The Quake1967, The Troubador (North) 1970. Boarding House 1973-1980

1757 Bush St. Players' Club Theatre
Players' Club Theatre 1919-1924, New Little Theatre 1919-1920, Players' Guild 1924-1929

C

950 California St.  Nob Hill Theatre
Nob Hill 1944-1964

1572 California St.  Lumiere Theatre
Light Sound Dimension 1967, Firehouse Theater 1971-1975, Lumiere 1975-2012

California St. between 4th and 5th Ave. Favorite 5 Cent Theatre
Favorite 5 Cent Theatre 1908

California St. at 5th or 6th Ave. Richmond Theatre
Richmond 1908

544 Capp St.
Community Music Center 1978?-

429 Castro St. Castro Theatre
Castro 1922 - 

452 Castro St.  Eureka Theatre
Castro Nickelodeon 1909, Eureka 1910-c.1912

485 Castro St.  Castro Street Theatre
Castro Street 1910-1922

40 Cedar St. (between Polk and Larkin)
Cento Cedar, Cedar 1965-c.1985

2141 Chestnut St. Marina Theatre
Marina 1928-1965, Cinema 21 1965-2001, Marina 2008-present

2340 Chestnut St. Presidio Theatre
El Presidio 1937-1951, Presidio 1953-present

227 Church St.
Electric 1911-1914

231 Church St. [250]
Bijou -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

1580 Church St. at 28th [300]
Searchlight 1916-1918 (opened 8/5/1916), Empress 1918-1927, Lux 1927-1931, Deluxe 1933, Isis 1936-1937, Princess 1938-1943, Church 1944?, Rita 1948-1960, Delmar 1962-1965
-- listed in a September 4, 1921 Paramount ad in the Chronicle as the Empress at 26th & Church  

Clay and Battery
Embarcadero Center 1995-

669 Clay St.
Pacific Arts 1979-1982, Tahiti Fete ca. 1983

1050 Clay St. Theatre Française
Théâtre Français c.1913-1917

498 Clement St.  Palm Theatre
Palm 1907-1918

Clement St. near 6th Ave.  Elite Theatre
Elite 1907

600 Clement St.  Fisher's Theatre
Fisher's 1907-1919

Clement St. between 7th & 8th   Unbuilt Projects
Unbuilt project  1917 

745 Clement St. Coliseum Theatre
Coliseum 1918-1989, now Walgreens and condos

1800 Clement St. Clement Theatre
Clement 1910-1924

2200 Clement St.  4 Star Theatre
La Bonita 1912-1926, Star 1927-1946, 4 Star 1946- present

451 Columbus at Stockton
Bijou ca. 1907-1909

Columbus at Powell  Pagoda Palace Theatre
Washington Square 1909-1929, Milano 1929-1937, Palace 1937-1974, Pagoda 1974-1986, Pagoda Palace 1986-1994

1909 Columbus Ave.
Bimbo's 365 Club

312 Connecticut St. New Potrero Theatre
Alta 1913-1929, New Potrero 1930-1963

485 Connecticut St.
Lyric 1964

802 Cortland Ave.  Cortland / Capri Theatre
Cortland 1915-1957, Capri 1957-1969

Cortland Ave. near Moultrie
Crystal Theatre
-- A notice on page 2 of the September 11, 1911 Chronicle mentions
the theatre was to be used for a rally for mayoral candidate James Rolph Jr.

D

2786 (or 2780) Diamond [300]
Diamond 1918-1929 (closed 1932?, silent only)
Diamond Nickelodeon in 1926
-- listed in a September 4, 1921 Paramount ad in the Chronicle  

275 Divisadero St.   Park Theatre
Park c.1918, Garden 1922-1924, Halcyon 1924-c.1926

445 Divisadero St.  Fairyland Nickelodeon
Theodon Nickelodeon 1911, Fairyland Nickelodeon 1911-c.1926

Divisadero at California
Nickelodeon 1913

616 Divisadero at Hayes  Harding Theatre
Harding 1926-1971, Emporium SF 2017-

1217 Divisadero St. [300]
Theatorium -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

Dupont St. see Grant Ave. - it got renamed 

E

SW corner Eddy and Mason
Ferris Hartman Theatre
-- planned as part of what is now the Ambassador Hotel but never built
-- site of the Tivoli Opera House lost in 1906

70 Eddy St.  Tivoli Theatre 
Tivoli 1913-1926, Columbia 1924-1930, Tivoli 1930-1949

145 Eddy St.
Aquarius 1970-1977, Tea Room Male 1978-

598 Eddy St. Larkin Hall
c.1908

Ellis St. near Market  American Music Hall
1909, unbuilt

46 Ellis St.  Cort Theatre
Cort 1911-1918, Curran 1918-1921, Century 1921-1922, Morosco 1922-1923, Capitol 1923-1938, Capitol Follies 1939-1941

198 Ellis St.  Downtown Theatre
Casino 1917-1924; 1926-1940, Beatty's Casino 1925-1926, Downtown 1942-1952

1631 Ellis St.  Orpheum / Garrick Theatre
Orpheum 1907-1909, Garrick 1909-1926

1632 Ellis St. [200]
Ellis St. Nickelodeon -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

1644 Ellis St.
Grand 1908 -- in the city directory

1671 Ellis St.  Princess Theatre
Princess 1907-1932, Ellis 1935-1952

74 Embarcadero [350]
Ferry 1923-1927; 1939-1940

F

 Fillmore & Page, SW corner  The Auditorium
 The Auditorium 1906-1915

1206 Fillmore St.
Musee Moving Pictures 1911
--  listed as The Musee at 1208 in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- signage visible in a 1911 post-fire photo from the John Freeman collection 

1218 Fillmore St. [300]
Lyric Nickelodeon 1907-1909
-- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- possibly operating as part of the Coney Island Amusement Park, which segued into the Chutes 

1226 Fillmore St.  American Theatre
Chutes Vaudeville 1909-1911, Lyric 1915-1924, New Progress 1924, American 1925-1959

1226 Fillmore St. [800]
Nickelless Nickelodeon 1909

1228 Fillmore St.
-- in the 1907 city directory at 1228 as the Fillmore Arcade Co. with L.A. Rea as manager
-- in the 1908 directory the same info but with the address as 1228-1230

1234 Fillmore St. [300]
Fair -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

1250 Fillmore St.
Star 1910-1911
-- 1910 photo on Cinema Treasures

1305 Fillmore St.  Premium Theatre
Premium 1909-c.1911, Quality c.1911-1914

1326 Fillmore St.  Electric Theatre
Electric 1908-1911

1331 Fillmore St.  Camera Phone Theatre 
Camera Phone 1908-09

1329 Fillmore St.  New Fillmore Theatre 
New Fillmore 1915-17, new larger auditorium 1917-1957

1426-28 Fillmore St.
Leader -- running by April 1909, in the June telephone directory at 1426
The Leader, amusements  -- in the 1909 city directory at 1428
Lyric --  in the April 1911 telephone directory
-- 284 seats

Fillmore and Geary
Majestic Hall, Fillmore Auditorium, The Fillmore

1525 Fillmore St. Progress Theatre
Venice 1909-1910, Premium 1910-1911, Gayety 1911-1912, Progress 1912-25, now a restaurant in

1640 Fillmore St.  Fillmore Theatre
Fillmore 1907-1912

1730 Fillmore St.
Lyregraph - in 1909, 1911 city directories
Lyregraph Moving and Talking Pictures 1911

1745 Fillmore St. Temple Theatre
Class A Photoplay 1910-1924, Temple 1924-1966

1757 Fillmore St.  Haussler Theatre
Haussler 1907-1920, Pastime 1921-1924

2261 Fillmore St.  Clay Theatre
Regent 1914-1931, Avalon 1931-1935, Clay International, Clay 1935-

Franklin and Sutter
Century Club Hall ca. 1908

Fulton at 10th Ave.  Chutes/Orpheum Theatre
Chutes 1902-1906, Orpheum 1906-1907, Chutes 1907-1909

G

415 Geary St.  Geary Theatre
Columbia 1910-1924, Geary Playhouse 1924-1925, Wilkes 1925-1927, Lurie 1927-28, Geary 1928-2006, American Conservatory Theatre 2006-2015, Geary 2015-present

445 Geary St. Curran Theatre
Curran 1922-present

650 Geary St. Alcazar Theatre
Islam Temple 1917-1970, Alcazar Theater 1976-

1075 Geary St.  Richelieu Cinema
Richelieu Cinema 1963-1981

1805 Geary at Fillmore
Majestic Hall, Fillmore Auditorium, The Fillmore

3010 Geary Blvd. Bridge Theatre
Bridge 1939-2012

3575 Geary Blvd.  Coronet Theatre 
-- opened 1949 -- closed 2005 -- demolished

5400 Geary Blvd. at 18th  Alexandria Theatre 
Alexandria 1923 - 2004

965 Geneva Ave.   Amazon Theatre
Amazon 1928-1969, Apollo 1970-1983 

Golden Gate Ave. at Taylor St.  Golden Gate Theatre
Golden Gate 1922,  RKO Golden Gate 1935-1937, Golden Gate Cinerama, etc ...

96 Golden Gate Ave. Mini Adult Theatre
Mini-Adult1970 - c.2000

191 Golden Gate Ave.
Eureka 1925

731/739 Grant Ave. Dragon Theatre
Dragon/Kinetoscope c.1909- ?

1021 Grant Ave.  Sun Sing Theatre
Mandarin 1925-1949, Sun Sing 1950-1986

1035 Grant Ave.  Oriental Theatre
Oriental c1909-c.1913

700 Great Highway
Palm Garden

631 Green St.  Green Street Theatre
Nuevo Teatro Italiano de Varieta / Allesandro Eden 1924, Green Street Theatre / Green Street Little Theatre 1937, S.F. Theatre Union 1930s, Green Street Music Hall 1946-1954, Cinema Guild 1954

678 Green St.
Barnum's Museum 1933, Fugazi Theatre 1933-1934+,  Club Fugazi 1975-
-- Opening of "The Drunkard" at Barnum's Museum - page 10 of the November 18, 1933 Chronicle

Grove at Laguna  Mowry's Opera House
opened 1879

H

487 Haight St. Pastime Theatre
-- running at least in 1915 and 1916

554 Haight St. Star Theatre
Liberty c.1910-1916, Colonial 1916-1920, Star 1920-1926
-- demolished for construction of the Riviera

560 Haight St.  Midtown Theatre
Riviera 1927-1935, Midtown 1935-1952

1659 Haight St.  Red Victorian Movie House
Red Victorian Movie House 1980-1990

1666 Haight St. Superba Theatre
Sunset Theatorium, Sunset 1907-1918, Superba 1918-1924

1727 Haight St.  Red Vic Movie House
Red Vic Movie House 1991- 2011

1702 Haight St.  Haight Theatre
Haight Street Theatre 1910- ?, Haight Theatre  ? -1965 (remodel in 37) , Straight 1965-1970

381 Hayes St.  Hayes Theatre
Hayes Theater 1911-1929, Hayes Street Theatre 1930
-- listed in a September 4, 1921 Paramount ad in the Chronicle  

442 Hayes St.
Grand c.1909-c.1914
-- in the 1909 city directory
-- in the 1913 directory as 444 Hayes

I

680 Avenue I Treasure Island  Basilone Theatre

830 Irving St.  Irving / Sunset Theatre
Irving 1913-c.1923, Sunset c.1923-c.1929, now a market

1332 Irving St. Irving Theatre
Irving Theatre 1926-1962

4510 Irving St. at 46th Ave.  Surf Theatre
Parkview (or New Parkview) 1926-1937, Sunset 1937-1957, Surf 1957-1985

J

215 Jackson St.  Gateway Cinema
Gateway 1967-1996, Eureka Theatre 1998-2017, Gateway Theatre 2017-

636 Jackson St.  Great Star Theatre
Great China 1925-1960, Great Star 1960-

756 Jackson St. Grandview Theatre
Grandview c.1936-1978, Chinatown 1978-1989

Jones St. at Golden Gate Ave. Mini Adult Theatre
Mini Adult 1970-c.2000

220 Jones St. Screening Room
Screening Room  & Filmack Trailer Co., Screening Room 1967-81, Savages 1982-86, Campus 1986 - ?, Chez Paree 2005-2007, Vixen 2007, Pink Diamonds 2008-11, Power Exchange 2011-

K

825 Kearny St.  Kearny Theatre
Shanghai 1911-1913, Kearny St. 1913-1943, Kearny, Kearny Burlesque 1943-1948, Rex 1948, Bella Union 1948-1985

1033 Kearny St. Peekarama
running in the 70s

1000 block Kearny St.
Kearny Cinema 1974

1034 Kearny St. North Beach Movie
running in the 60s and 70s

L

Laguna at Grove  Mowry's Opera House
opened 1879

Larkin St. and Turk
Lyric 1906

Larkin and Eddy Larkin Hall
c.1908

816 Larkin St.  Larkin/Century Theatre
Larkin 1914-1978, Century, New Century 1979-

931 Larkin St.  Music Hall Theatre
Music Hall 1962-1987

2801 Leavenworth St. Cannery Cinema
Cannery 1971-1993

M

59 Market St.
Gaiety Theater in 1908.

727 Market St.  Hub Theatre
Silver Palace 1908-1951, Hub Theatre 1951-1972,  now a CVS

747 Market St. Odeon Theatre
Odeon c.1912- c.1924
 
757 Market St. Unique Theatre
Unique 1909-1934

763 Market St.  Wonderland
Wonderland c.1914 -?

772 Market St.
Kozy
-- on list of 1909 unsafe nickelodeons

777 Market [250]
New Central Theatre 1927

779 Market St. Portola Theatre
Portola 1909-1928, bus station 1929-1944, Portola 1944-1957, Farros 1957-1961, Paris 1961-1971

787 Market St.  Pastime Theatre
running c.1910-1916, demolished for the California

787 Market at 4th  California Theatre
California 1917-1941 - designed by Alfred Henry Jacobs, State 1941-1954

930 Market St. Telenews Theatre
Telenews 1939-1967 

934 Market St.  Esquire Theatre
Market Street 1909-1917, Alhambra 1917-1922, Cameo 1923-1929, Frolic 1919-1923, Marion Davis 1929-1940, Esquire 1940-1972

937 Market St.
Elite c. September 1909, Photo c. December 1910
- operated by T & D

937 Market St.  Pantages Theatre 
Pantages 1911-1926

938 Market St.  Pix Theatre
Pix 1946-50, Televue 1950-55, Pix 1955-1972

941 Market St.
Photo c.1912-1915
- in 1912, 1913 city directories

965 Market St.  St. Francis Theatre
Empress 1910-1917, Strand 1918-1925, St. Francis 1925-1968, Baronet / St. Francis 1969-1975, St. Francis I & II 1976-2001

979 Market St.  Empire Theatre
Eilers Recital Hall 1908-1913, Empire 1913-1917,  Central/New Central 1918-1925

980 Market   Crest Theatre
Lesser Nickelodeon 1909, Grauman's 1910, Maio Biograph 1912-1924, Circle 1924-1932, New Circle 1932-1939, Newsreel 1939-1949, Cinema 1949-1958, Crest 1958-1978, Egyptian 1978-1981,
Electric 1981-1994, Crazy Horse 1994-

982 Market  Warfield Theatre
Loew's Warfield 1922- , Fox Warfield, Warfield

Market St. at Taylor  Golden Gate Theatre
Golden Gate 1922-  , RKO Golden Gate, Golden Gate Cinerama & Penthouse, RKO Golden Gate I & 2, SHN Golden Gate

1025 Market St.  Panama Theatre
Panama c.1912- c.1922

1029 Market St.
Arcade Gallery

1046 Market St. Regal Theatre
Pompeii 1925-1936, Regal 1936-1974, Bijou 1974-1989

1063 Market St.  Premium Theatre
Premium c.1911-c.1915

1066 Market St.  Granada/Paramount Theatre
Granada 1921-1930, Paramount 1931-1965, demolished

1069 Market St.  Guild Theatre
Egyptian 1925-1943, Studio 1943-1947, Guild 1947-1974, Pussycat 1974-1987, retail

1071 Market St.  Centre Theatre
Round Up 1944-1947, Centre 1947-1987, retail

1077 Market St.  Imperial / United Artists Theatre
Grauman's Imperial 1912-1915, Imperial 1916-1929, Premier 1929-1931, United Artists 1931-1969, Loew's 1969-1972, Market Street Cinema 1972-2013, demolished 2016

7th Street

1110 Market St.
Gold Palace 1908-1911 (1st telephone directory listing October 1, 1909, city directory 1910) Elite 1912-1916 (1st telephone directory listing February 1, 1912). Closed for good after a fire in mid-1916, turned into retail space.

1125 Market St. Embassy Theatre
American 1907-1916, Rialto 1916-c.1922, Rivoli Opera House c.1922, Rivoli c.1923-1927, Embassy 1927-1931, Warner Brothers c.1932-1933, Embassy 1934-1989

1127 Market St. Strand Theatre
Jewel 1917-1920, Sun 1920, College 1920-1921, Francesca 1921-1928, Strand 1928-

1144 Market St.
Pioneer
-- on list of 1909 unsafe nickelodeons

1145 Market St. Wonderland
Wonderland late 20s - ? 

1181 Market St. Aztec Theatre
Aztec 1925

1191 Market at 8th  Central Theatre
Park 1906, Central 1906-1912

1192 Market St. Orpheum Theatre
Pantages 1926-1929, RKO Orpheum, Fanchon & Marco Orpheum, Orpheum 1929- 

Market & 8th St. 

Gettysburg
Gettysburg Theater in 1924.

1350 Market St.   Fox Theatre
Fox 1929-1963 (opened on 6/28/1929), designed by Thomas Lamb

2117 Market St. [250]
Unique -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- on list of 1909 unsafe nickelodeons

2125 Market St. [200]
Majestic -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

2251 Market St.
Venus
-- on list of 1909 unsafe nickelodeons 

2315 Market St.
Palace Theatre 1918-1924
-- listed in a September 4, 1921 Paramount ad in the Chronicle
-- listed in a 1922 SF Call Paramount ad

2362 Market St.
Jose Theater
Jose Theater in 1914.

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Mason St. at Eddy, SW corner
Ferris Hartman Theatre
-- planned as part of what is now the Ambassador Hotel but never built
-- site of the Tivoli Opera House lost in 1906

115 Mason St. Chez Paree

139 Mason St. All Star Theatre

Mason St. at Ellis, NE corner  Downtown Theatre
Casino 1917-1924; 1926-1940, Beatty's Casino 1925-1926, Downtown 1942-1952

420 Mason St. Stage Door Theatre
Native Sons Auditorium 1912-1946, Stage Door 1946 - ? , Regency III  19 ?-1989, Stage Door 1989 - ?, Ruby Skye 19 ? - 2017, August Hall 2017-

950 Mason St. Fairmont Hotel Playhouse
Fairmont Hotel Playhouse 1933-1936

60 McAllister St.  President Theatre
Colonial  1905-1908, Savoy 1909-1913, Oriental 1913-1916, Savoy 1916-1922, Plaza 1922-1925,
President 1925-1941, President Follies 1942-1963

1238 McAllister St.  Davis Theatre
Davis 1906-07

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Mission & 16th St.

2058 Mission St.
Mission Theatre - running as early as February 1908
-- location failed as a restaurant by 1910, auction in January 1911

Mission & 17th St.

Mission & 18th St.

Mission & 19th St.

2353 Mission St.  El Capitan Theatre
El Capitan 1928-1957

2354-56 Mission St. [275]
The Nickelodium at 2354 -- in the 1907 city directory 
Union Nickelodeon at 2356 -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- in same Henry's edition also a listing for Union at 2354-6 Mission with a 300 capacity

2369 Mission St. [225]
Mission Fair Theatre
listed as Mission Fair at 2381 in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- also a listing in Henry's same issue as at 2369-71

Mission & 20th St.

2465 Mission St.  Tower Theatre
Majestic 1912-1942, Tower 1942-1998, 2017-

Mission & 21st St.

2507 Mission St.  People's Theatre
People's 1908-1910, Davis 1910, People's 1910-1919, Isis 1919-1924

2547 - 2557 Mission St.  Wigwam Theatre
Wigwam 1907-1913

2550 Mission St.  New Mission Theatre
in the lobby area: Mission 1907-1911, Premium 1911- c.1913, Idle Hour c.1913-1916,
new theatre behind: New Mission 1916-1993, reopened 2015 as a 5 plex

2555 Mission St.  Crown Theatre
Wigwam 1913-1930, New Rialto / Rialto 1930-1947, Crown 1947-1974, Cine Latino 1974-1987

2573 Mission St.
Crystal -- in a September 1909 Billboard listing

Mission & 22nd St.

2605 Mission St. (SE corner 22nd & Mission)  Mission Theatre
Mission 1905, reopened 1906, Grand 19? -1919, Realart 1919-1925 

2614 Mission St.  Sherman Theatre
Sherman 1908 ? - 1916 ?, now retail
as the Theatorium -- in a September 1909 Billboard listing

2654 Mission St. [300]
Criterion -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- also in same Henry's edition a listing for it at 2646 Mission St. 

2665 Mission St. Grand Theatre
Grand 1940-1988

2692 Mission St.  (at 23rd, NW Corner) [300]
Bijou Dream -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
Premium -- first telephone directory listing October 1, 1909
-- last telephone directory listing April 1, 1911
-- perhaps closed up and moved to the 2550 Mission location

Mission & 23rd St.

2753 Mission St.  Globe Theatre
Globe 1907-1915

Mission between 23rd and 24th [225]
Star 1908-1911
Star Pictorium at 2740 Mission -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide
-- also in same Henry's edition a listing at the same address but as only the Star

Mission & 24th St.

24th & Mission
(Globe ?, Star??) in Cameron's 1908 Guide as the Lyric

3259 Mission St. New Bell Theatre
New Bell 1911 - ?

3261 Mission St.  see the New Bell Theatre
New Theatre

3266 Mission St.
Bell Theatre 1910

3350 Mission St. (at 29th)  Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum Theatre 1907-1919, demolished, new building: New Lyceum, Lyceum 1920-1964

3376-78 Mission St.
Mission -- around 1913-15
-- on a 1913-15 Sanborn map

4621 Mission St.  Panama Theatre
Panama c.1911-1922

4631 Mission  Granada Theatre
Excelsior 1922-1931, Granada 1931-1982

4734 Mission St. Bell Theatre
Excelsior 1911-1915, Bell ? - 1919

5177 Mission St.  Rialto Theatre
Rialto 1928-1929

5825 Mission St.  Del Mar Theatre
State 1925-1931, Del Mar 1947-1950 

99 Moraga Ave., at Montgomery  Presidio Theatre 
Presidio


N

Newcomb Ave. near Mendell St. Bayview Opera House
South San Francisco Opera House 1888-1913, Bayview Opera House ( ? - present)


O

973 Ocean Ave.
Gem
-- listed in a September 4, 1921 Paramount ad in the Chronicle
-- listed in a 1922 SF Call Paramount ad

1634 Ocean Ave. Balboa Theatre
Balboa 1922-1931, Westwood 1931-1932

1970 Ocean Ave. El Rey Theatre
El Rey 1931-1977

147 O'Farrell St. Orpheum Theatre
Orpheum 1909-1929, Erlanger's Columbia 1930-1934, Minski's Columbia 1935, Columbia 1936-1937

160 O'Farrell St. Union Square Theatre
Gaiety 1914-1915, Hippodrome 1915-1924, Union Square 1925-1929, Filmarte 1931-1933

260 O'Farrell St. Alcazar Theatre
Alcazar 1911-1922, Wilkes Alcazar 1922-1924, United Nations 1945-1952, Alcazar 1952-1961

859 O'Farrell St. Great American Music Hall
Blanco's Restaurant 1907-1933, Music Box 1935-c.1944, Charles Restaurant 1960s, Great American Music Hall 1972-

895 O'Farrell St. Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre
O'Farrell 1969 -

O'Farrell and Steiner, SE corner Novelty Theatre
Greater Novelty, Novelty 1906-1914

P

498 Pacific at Montgomery  Turf Concert Hall
Turf 1907-1911

514 1/2 Pacific Ave.  Thalia Theatre
Thalia c.1913 - ?

535 Pacific Ave.  Little Fox Theatre
Little Fox Theatre 1963-c.1980 

555 Pacific Ave.  Hippodrome - 555 Pacific
Moulin Rouge, Red Mill, Hippodrome, now an art supply store

559 Pacific Ave.  Bella Union
-- included on the page about the Hippodrome

560 Pacific Ave.  Hippodrome - 560 Pacific
Hippodrome, Monaco, Lucca, Bella Pacific

580 Pacific Ave.  Diana Hall
Thalia c.1909, Diana Hall c.1913 - ?

585 Pacific Ave.  Midway Theatre
Midway 1908-1913, Midway Cafe 1914-c.1917

 Page & Fillmore, SW corner  The Auditorium
 The Auditorium 1906-1915

Polk & O'Farrell  Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre
O'Farrell - 1969 - 

1529 Polk St.  Royal Theatre
Royal 1916-c.2003

1537 Polk St.  Queen Theatre
Queen 1910-1920

1649 Polk St.  Polk Theatre
Polk, New Polk 1911-c.1926

1752 Polk St.  Rex Theatre
Rex 1910-1917 

2330 Polk St.  Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra 1926-1998

Polk and Beach  Ghirardelli Square Cinema
Hungry I (Cabaret) 1960s, Ghirardelli Square Cinema 1971-1986, Waterfront Theatre 1987

85 W. Portal Ave.  Empire Theatre
West Portal 1925-1936, Empire 1936-1974, Empire 3 1974-2003, CinéArts at the Empire 2003-

465 Post St.  City Theatre
Women's City Club, Lyric, San Francisco City Theatre

1700 Post St. at Buchanan
Toho 1971, Kokusai

Post and Steiner, NW corner  National Theatre
Grauman's Canvas Theatre 1906-c.1907, Grauman's National c.1907- ?, National ? -c.1917

1826 Post St. [400]
Cineograph -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

1861 Post St. [200]
Biograph -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

1881 Post St. Kabuki 8
Kabuki, Sundance Kabuki, AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8

1939 Post St. [250]
Star Nickelodeon -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

27 and 39 Powell St.  Powell Theatre
Edison 1909 - 1920 at 27 Powell, Edison 1920-1933 at 39 Powell, Powell 1933-1977

1741 Powell St. Pagoda Palace Theatre
Washington Square 1909-1929, Milano 1929-1937, Palace 1937-1974, Pagoda 1974-1986, Pagoda Palace 1986-1994

2290 Powell St.  Northpoint Theater
Northpoint 1967-1997, now a Goodwill store

488 Presidio Ave. (approximate)  Unbuilt Projects
New Vogue Theatre 1948

Presidio   Letterman General Hospital Theatre

Presidio, 99 Moraga Ave.  Presidio Theatre 

R

Railroad Ave.  -- see the 3rd St. listings


S

3290 Sacramento St. Vogue Theatre
Elite 1912-1919, Rex 1919-1927, Plaza 1927-1939, Vogue 1939-

3556 Sacramento St.
Capitol c.1914
Between Laurel and Locust. Mentioned in a bit in Moving Picture World in 1914 as run by a Mr. Happenkoss, also involved in the Elite/Vogue. Mentioned also is that it ran three days a week.

2542 San Bruno Ave. Gem Theatre
Gem 1909-1910

2650 San Bruno Ave. Avenue Theatre
Avenue 1927-1984

Steiner and O'Farrell, SE corner  Novelty Theatre
Greater Novelty, Novelty 1906-1914

Steiner and Post, NW corner  National Theatre
Grauman's Canvas Theatre 1906-c.1907, Grauman's National c.1907- ?, National ? -c.1917

Steiner and Post, NW corner 
Dreamland 1928 - ? , Winterland

Steiner near Sutter
Dreamland Rink c.1906-c.1928

332 Stockton St.
Maitland Playhouse 1919-1923

1249 Stockton St.  Times Theatre
Acme 1910-1949, Times 1949-1976

1475 Stockton St.  Flag Theatre
Flag 1908-1924

1268 Sutter St.  Regency II
Avalon Ballroom, Regency II 1969-2000

2030 Sutter St.  Sutter Theatre
Victory 1907-1909, Fischer's 1909-1913, Sutter 1913-1914, All Star 1914-1926, Class A 1926-1927, Sutter 1927-1929, Players Guild Theatre 1929-1930, Gaiety 1931, Sutter 1932-1941, Teatro Sutter 1941-1955

2079 Sutter St. [200]
The Gem -- in Henry's 1907-08 Theatrical Guide

2080 Sutter St.  Empire Theatre
Empire 1906-1908, Pantages Theatre, Pantages Empire 1908-1911 
 
2101 Sutter St. Uptown Theatre
New Alcazar, Alcazar 1907-1911, Republic 1912-1925, Sutter 1926, Uptown 1930-1970

Sutter and Pierce
Winter Garden Dancing


T

933 Taraval St. Parkside Threatre
Parkside 1928-1965, Fox Parkside 1965-1980

1 Taylor St. Golden Gate Theatre
Golden Gate, RKO Golden Gate, Golden Gate Cinerama, Penthouse, Golden Gate 1&2, Golden Gate 1922 - present

53 Turk St.  Palace Theatre
Peekarama 1968-1974, Palace 1974, Peekarama 1974-c.1985

80 Turk St.  Gayety/CounterPulse Theatre
Gayety, Gaiety, Gal-ety, Dollhouse 1963 - ?, CounterPulse 2014 - present

90 Turk St   see Gayety/CounterPulse Theatre
The Film Den, Fantasy in Flesh 1979 - 1980s

105 Turk St. Turk St. Follies Turk St. Follies 1970s ?

U

2055 Union St. Metro Theatre
Metropolitan 1924-1941, Metro 1941-2006

2240 Union St. Rio Theatre
Cory 1912-1920, Capitol 1922-1924, Crown 1924-1925, Rialto 1926, Union 1932-1941, Rio & Toho Rio 1941-1968, Metro II 1968-1982, Rio 1982, Mercury 1983-1986


V

235 Valencia St. Valencia Theatre
Valencia 1908-1926

25 Van Ness Ave. Masonic Auditorium
Masonic Temple 1913, Masonic Auditorium, Van Ness Theatre

259 Van Ness Ave.  Van Ness Theatre
Van Ness 1907-1910

301 Van Ness Ave. War Memorial Opera House
1932 - present

401 Van Ness Ave. Herbst Theatre
Veterans Auditorium 1915-1977, Herbst Theatre 1977 - present

601 Van Ness Ave. Opera Plaza Cinema
Opera Plaza 1984 -

1000 Van Ness Ave.  AMC 1000 Van Ness
AMC 1000 Van Ness 14 1998-2019, CGV Van Ness 2019 -

1320 Van Ness Ave.   Regency I
Scottish Rite Hall, Regency 1967-1969, Regency I 1969-1998

Van Ness and Sutter
United Artists Galaxy


W

1470 Washington St.  Théâtre Français
Theatre Française La Gaiete 1921-1931, French Theatre 1923-1924, La Gaiete Française 1924-1925, 1929, Theatre Française 1928, Ferrier's Theatre of Art 1929, Ferrier Andre Theatre of Art 1932, Ferrier's Theatre Français d'Art 1933, Ferrier Andre Art Theatre 1933-1936, Ferrier's French Theatre of Art 1937-1938, Ferrier Art Theatre 1937-1938, Ferrier Andre Art Theatre 1939-1943, Ferrier Andre French Theatre 1943-1951, Theatre Français 1947, Theatre Ferrier 1950, The Crossroads 1951 - ?, Orb Theatre 1965 - ?

85 West Portal Ave.  Empire Theatre
West Portal 1925-1936, Empire 1936-1974, Empire 3 1974-2003, CinéArts at the Empire 2003-


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