After a 31-year run of their independent Red Vic Movie House on Haight Street, owners Jack and Betsy Rix have transformed the site into a combination of an artisan food court and community event center. It took nearly two years of construction to make the change, and the final result shows a thoughtful reinterpretation of the space. Current tenants include the fresh-pressed juicery RAW, a bakery cooperative called Community Craft, the Russian Anda Piroshki, coffee and Southern food from High Cotton Kitchen, and dried herb purveyor Spice Hound. The room where the films were screened has been retooled into a multipurpose space available to rent for screenings, concerts, readings, and other gatherings. The owners also plan to hold their own film events, so there's a chance for quirky festivals like “Brain-Eating Surf Movie Night.”
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