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Cinerama…at your provided link above - are you certain the 3rd photo dated 1946 is the SF Orpheum? It looks like the marquee of the Orpheum in downtown Los Angeles.
The Castro is very much open. Events scheduled between Oct 23 and Jan 13, 2024 including both live performances and film are linked here at the APE website for the Castro:
The 13th annual Albany Film Festival will be held at the Cerrito this year due to the nearby Albany Theatre’s closing earlier this year. Details …
Another plan for the theater has emerged from the same group that wanted to turn the theater into offices and an aquatic center. This time housing:
Forgot to add that if you have an active library card or university log on and your public library participates with kanopy.com you can watch Only in Theaters for free:
The 2022 documentary Only in Theaters is streamable on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime and others. A fascinating history of the Laemmle family and it’s LA chain of theaters including the Fairfax. Trailer at link:
A Martin Scorsese retrospective at the 4 Star for the month of September - “Scorsese: More Than A Gangster”. SFGate article at the link.
Scorsese Film Fest
I am not reading anything offensive (here or anywhere else). Aren’t there moderators on the site here to take care of that sort of thing?
I’ve read nycman’s comment 3 times (also the others for other theaters he posted the last couple of days) and what am I missing here? There is nothing sexual about the comments.
NY Times article “A Dormant Dome for Cinephiles Is Unsettling Hollywood” linked here.
Both The Alamo (1960) and My Fair Lady (1964) opened 70mm reserved seat engagements at the the 2 Geary Blvd theaters, the Alexandria and Coronet respectively. My Fair Lady ran 50 weeks.
Saw “Gravity” in this auditorium. Quite the immersive experience.
Vintage marquee photo attached to a lamp post in the 1800 block of Telegraph Ave.
Re: Empire of Light. From American Cinematographer - photos during production and descriptions of filming in and around the theatre on how Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins wanted to get the look they achieved.
In the overview it states that:
“The Stanford Theatre Foundation was established for the purpose of operating the theatre and promoting the preservation and public appreciation of classic films. Today, the theatre’s programming consists of 100% classic films, primarily from the years 1920 through 1965.”
Widescreen films may have been shown prior to 1976 (when the theatre closed) - not sure though.
The Stanford Theater reopens July 1 with a Best of Cary Grant/Alfred Hitchcock Festival.
No one noticed or corrected the misspelled title?
Anybody know why the Tony Awards moved to the United Palace? Is this permanent?
SFGate reporter Julie Tremaine writes about her experience going to the El Capitan to see The Little Mermaid, the showmanship employed leading to a fun experience.
NYTimes article with some great photos Here
“SF Supervisors Vote in Support of Castro Theatre Landmark Update Without Controversial ‘Fixed Seating’ Language”
Hoodline article Here
MSC77 - In the photos section for the Grand Lake (page 2) is a photo I took on Sept 23, 2012 of the marquee after seeing The Master in 70mm. It had opened the day before. Don’t know how many weeks it ran but should be included in your list at the link you provided above. And thanks for all your work at in70mm.com.
Photo by Hiroshi Sugimoto 1993
Kanopy.com has added Searching For Mr Rugoff to it’s film base. If you have a public library/university card that is connected to Kanopy.com you can watch the film
Photo from The BeatlesBible.com