Pix Theatre

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Pix Theatre exterior

Pix Theatre

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Taken on: April 30, 2017

Uploaded on: May 5, 2017

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Pix Theatre

From the Joseph Selle (1906-1988) collection via the evolving andreweskind.com website. Selle operated as Fox Movie Flash at 942 Market as a street photographer from the late 30’s until he retired in the 1970’s. Uniformed and always wearing a cap he took 100’s of shots daily, unposed and usually without permission and would then give a numbered ticket to those he photographed so they could buy the souvenir pictures by mail. He was a fixture around Union Square and Market St for years. The recent story on him in the SFChronicle noted that he left behind nearly a million negatives and images.

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terrywade
terrywade commented about Pix Theatre on May 6, 2017 at 6:35 am

Thanks Steve for this classic photo. The Pix Theatre building is still on Market St next to the Powel Bart station. It has two retail stores now that the Pix showed films in. I remember It had a Perry turn thing to let you in once you paid the kind lady at the small boxoffice. No live ticket taker. Many years ago the then manager of the Radio Shack store was changing some ceiling lights and he showed me what was the ceiling of the Pix above the false covering. They showed second run B movies like the Hub Theatre down the street. Many of these small cinema buildings are still around in SF but no longer showing movies If you look up the address they are now store fronts.

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