The Gaiety Theatre

59 Market St. | map |

Opened: It was running by 1908. The theatre was on the south side of the street between Steuart and Spear. This 1908 look at the facade from the Jack Tillmany collection appears on the website of the San Francisco Public Library.

Closing: The date is unknown.

More information: The biggest theatre called the Gaiety was the house at 160 O'Farrell that ended up as the Union Square Theatre. When Broncho Billy Anderson opened it in 1914 it was called the Gaiety and featured musical revues. Other theatres using the name at different times included the Roxie Theatre at 3117 16th St. and the Sutter Theatre at 2030 Sutter St. They spelled it with a "y" but you might also check out the Gayety Theatre at 80 Turk St. 

Jack Tillmany's Arcadia Publishing book "Theatres of San Francisco" can be previewed on Google Books. It's available from Amazon or your local bookseller. 

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