Del Mar Theater

5825 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94112

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rivest266 on August 5, 2018 at 10:37 am

December 5th, 1947 grand opening ad in the photo section.

CarlCalvin on November 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I was born in 1944. I grew up within walking distance of the Del Mar. My sister was an usherette but I still had to pay full admission price. Several, several years later I did visit what became a gospel center. Many good memories of the Del Mar.


kencmcintyre on January 26, 2009 at 10:56 am

In 2004 the city gave conditional approval to add on to the original structure:


  1. 2004.0645C (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

5825-5845 MISSION STREET, 50-68 OLIVER STREET & 846-848 BRUNSWICK STREET (aka SAN FRANCISCO CHRISTIAN CENTER) Lots 2,3,5,14,15,27 Assessor’s Block 6472 – Request for conditional use authorization to amend a Planned Unit Development previously authorized by the Planning Commission under Motion No. 16517. The proposal includes the construction of a three-story 4,550 square-foot horizontal addition to the rear of the existing church building located at 5825 Mission Street. This amendment requires conditional use findings for non-residential use size over 4,000 square feet for the proposed addition to the church building pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.21, 121.2 & 303© . Lots 2 & 27 of the project site are located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, and lots 3,5,14 & 15 are located in an RH-1 (Residential House, One-family) District. The entire site lies in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

GaryParks on December 2, 2003 at 3:01 pm

The architect was Mark T. Jorgensen.

The facade is nearly identical to that of Jorgensen’s Parkway in Oakland. Though the Parkway still operates as a movie theatre, the facade of the State/Del Mar is actually the better preserved of the two.

The interiors were designed quite diferently, however. The State/Del Mar can be best described as conservative Neo-Classical, whereas the Parkway is Egyptian Revival with a proscenium and organ grille which borrow much of their look from the Metropolitan/Paramount in LA and the Egyptian in Hollywood.