Presidio Theatre

99 Moraga Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94129

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stevenj on September 23, 2019 at 8:19 am

This theater’s status should be changed to “Open”.

From today’s SF Chronicle:


stevenj on July 6, 2019 at 8:42 am

Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle article on the reopening of the Presidio Theater Sept 21, 2019.

walterk on June 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

According to an article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle, the Presidio Theatre opened in 1939, it has sat vacant since 1994 when the US Army turned the base it was located on over to the National park Service.

The good news is that the Presidio Theatre is about to undergo a 2 year, $30 million makeover, thanks to Margret “Peggy” Haas and her foundation. Ms. Haas is a descendent of Levi Strauss, and her family has long been involved in numerous philanthropic activities in the Bay Area.

Primarily used as a movie theatre in the past, plans call for expanding the stage area so the venue can handle a variety of events including talks, theatrical presentations, graduations and I would hope the occasional movie presentation.

The theatre is located within a national historic landmark district, so making changes or additions to the structure isn’t easy, previous proposals died in part because of that. However, the State Historic Preservation Office and other parties have given the ok for the changes, which are minimal. Restoration of detail to the building will be done from the original blueprints, it will seat 650 when it opens in 2019.

The article I linked above has more information and includes 7 photos taken last week.

Renovating and Restoring should be added to the Presidio’s status.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on March 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Ten years ago I viewed the theater with the hopes of reopening it but was shocked at what I encountered…
Upon its departure, the U.S. Army idiots completely stripped the building of everything that could be taken. Yes, even the ceiling lights down to the toilet tissue holders!!!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 17, 2009 at 5:03 am

Some details here:
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A recent photograph:
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A photograph of the lobby:
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