Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Once (and Future?) Landmarks 

Wednesday, Dec 11 1996
Comments
1) World Theater, 644 Broadway (1949 to ?). Formerly the Verdi, which showed American movies in the 1920s. Rebuilt in 1985.

2) Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson (1925 to ?). Formerly the Great China.
3) Grandview Theater, 756 Jackson (1940 to mid-'80s).
4) Pagoda Palace Theater, 1741 Powell (1930s to 1994). Formerly the Palace, which showed American movies. Became the Pagoda after WWII; the theater is set to reopen sometime in 1998.

5) The Times Theater, Stockton Street between Pacific and Broadway (1920s to sometime in the 1960s). Formerly the Acme, an American movie theater in the 1920s. Familiarly known as Gow Sut Hay Yuen, or "the flea theater."

6) Sun Sing Theater, 1025 Grant (1924 to mid-'80s). Also known as the Mandarin, or Dai Mo Toi.

--

Tags: ,

About The Author

Tara Shioya

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Slideshows

  • Almanac & Friends Sourfest
    Gabrielle Lurie brings back photos from Almanac & Friends Sourfest on Friday, February 13th.
  • On The Edge 5 - NSFW
    Erotic Photography and Sculpture Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center.

    Photographs by Calibree Photography.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed