Brava Women's Theater Arts
2789 24th Street,
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Brava Theater (Official)
Firms: Reid Brothers
Functions: Performing Arts
Styles: Mission Revival
Previous Names: Roosevelt Theatre, Teatro York, York Theatre
This Mission district neighborhood theatre opened as the Roosevelt Theatre on September 22, 1926 with Norma Talmadge in “Kiki”. It had 1,006-seats and was designed by the architrectural furm Reid Brothers. In 1946 it was remodeled to the plans of architect Otto A. Deichmann. It retained the Roosevelt name until at least 1957. By 1971 it had been renamed Teatro York screening Spanish language movies. In later years the theatre was known as the York Theatre which was programed as a repertory movie theatre in the 1980’s.
The York Theatre closed as a movie house in 1993.
In the fall of 2001, the theatre was restored and reopened as Brava Women’s Theater Arts.
The theatre has retained its screen for movies but is now primarily a performing arts center.
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