2240 Union Street,
2240 Union Street,San Francisco, CA 94123
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Reopened as Mercury on March 11th, 1983. Ad posted.
August 16th, 1968 grand opening ad as Metro II in the photo section.
November 20th, 1941 grand opening ad in the photo section.
Stylish art deco detail on the corner columns. Too bad it is gone.
In the late 1950,s it was showing new foreign films, french and italien
The Rio opened as the Cory in 1913; among other names, it was called the Union prior to being named Rio on November 20, 1941. Later as the Toho Rio, it showed Japanese films, and after that became Metro II (after the nearby Metro Theater)in 1968; its last name was as the Mercury before closing in 1986.
From the SF Public Library website:
Why was it named Rio?