A great San Francisco cinema legend, The Balboa Theater located at 3630 Balboa Street , and open since 1926, is having its own fundraiser December 13th. The San Francisco event will be hosted by The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and Telluride Film Festival head and friend Gary Meyer, and go from 7 PM to 9 PM.
Here are the details:
The event program will include a comprehensive “Then & Now” look at historic San Francisco Theatres and a preview of the upcoming Hollywood awards season. Noted Bay Area Theatre historian and author of Theatres of San Francisco, Jack Tillmany, and authors of the recent book on San Francisco movie going experiences, Left in the Dark will also be present. A silent auction and live auction featuring unique entertainment, movie and San Francisco historic themed items and experiences will round out the program. All proceeds from the event will benefit the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and its efforts to preserve the Vogue and Balboa Theatres.
The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation recently announced that it is partnering with Gary Meyer to keep the City’s historic Balboa Theatre (1926) open and to develop a sustainable long-term plan for the Theatre. The Theater Foundation also announced it has reached an agreement to lease the Balboa Theatre through 2024 – thus securing the future of one of San Francisco’s oldest operating cinemas. The Balboa is the second Theater under the guidance of the Foundation as it has owned the Vogue Theatre since 2007.
You can buy tickets for the event here: www.sfntf.org.
Balboa note: The Balboa Theatre is located at 3630 Balboa Street. It opened in 1926 as the New Balboa Theatre and was built by the Levin Family who operated a network of San Francisco theatres that included the Metro, the Coliseum, the Coronet and the Vogue. The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2002 that works to preserve and maintain neighborhood movie theaters throughout San Francisco. The Theater Foundation owns the historic Vogue Theater and presents the Mostly British Film Festival and the popular Film Night in the Park outdoor film series in Dolores Park, Washington Square Park and Union Square.