independent theater

10:30am

Fri September 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

The lights go out at San Francisco's Lumiere Theater this weekend

The tragic tale of San Francisco's indie movie scene continues, as the lights go out on another monument to Bay Area celluloid history.

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10:42am

Thu June 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

Film Fatale: Dark times for independent movie theaters

Photo courtesy of Flickr user pix.pls

Take a walk down any major street in San Francisco and you’ll see them: dead movie theaters. Corpses. It’s hard not to shudder when you walk past one – the doors locked and covered with plywood, the entrance collecting tin cans and old newspapers. The theater’s once grand marquee, now deprived of the electricity needed to power the lights, seems gaudy and hubristic. These are dark times for movie theaters.

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