The Lumiere, before and after its August 2003 makeover.
Theatre on Polk Street at Union was among the last great movie
in the City. The former movie theatre is now a gym. Already in decline since the advent of television, single screen movie houses continued to disappear in the 1990s. In
to the Alhambra, the Royal, Northpoint, Cinema
21, Pagoda Palace in North Beach,
I & II also closed during this period of economic prosperity.
lost movie houses join several Mission
theatres as symbols of San Francisco's vanishing Neighborhood
The following venues carry the mantle for independent or single screen movie houses in the City:
Star Theatre, 2200 Clement Street, (415) 666-3488
Copyright 2002 Hank Donat