Posted by Tom Nyhan on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 00:54:25 :
Going to the "Show" or the "Movies" as home grown San Franciscans would say was quite an event. During my dating years 1955 to 1962, going to the Movies downtown was big time, Neighberhood theatres only played second run films, Market Street was where the action was. Here is a list of the Market Street movie houses:
The Fox, the Orpheum, the Embassy, the Strand, the Paramount, the Guild, the Centre, the Regal, the United Artist, the Golden Gate, the Warfield, the Cinema, the St. Francis & the Baronet, the Pix, the Esquire, the Silver Place and the Paris. Most are gone now, which is too bad. The Fox in its day was beautiful. New Years night 1958, I was at the Fox in the balcony with my girl friend and a female friend of hers, both decided to go to the ladies room, but came running back within moments. It seems they ran into a flasher. Only in San Francisco. I researched the Market Street Theatres in Images of America "Theatres of San Francisco".
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