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Reliving the Glory Days of the Bay Bridge Through Hollywood Movies

June 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm

Reliving the Glory Days of the Bay Bridge Through Hollywood Movies

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With glaring anachronistic errors, relive the 75-year history of the Bay Bridge in technicolor (and B&W).

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How San Francisco Has Changed Since Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ (Photos)

February 22, 2013 | 2:12 pm

How San Francisco Has Changed Since Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ (Photos)

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“Lincoln,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and the other Academy Award nominees won’t be the only films being discussed in San Francisco this Oscars Sunday. At 11 a.m., a few hours before the Oscars begin, Jay Sherwin will be talking about “Vertigo” and “The Birds” when he helps lead his latest walking tour of Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco. […]

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San Francisco Film Critic Mick LaSalle on His Call For Less Violence in Films

January 14, 2013 | 4:05 pm

San Francisco Film Critic Mick LaSalle on His Call For Less Violence in Films

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It’s a rare moment when a San Francisco Chronicle Columnist finds common ground with the executive director of the National Rifle Association. That happened this month when Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle put out a call to stanch the flow of cinema carnage. Wayne LaPierre of the NRA made a similar appeal just weeks before. […]

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Keeping it Reel, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Turns to Kickstarter

November 23, 2012 | 1:07 pm

Keeping it Reel, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Turns to Kickstarter

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It’s been hard times for independent movie theaters in San Francisco. The Red Vic closed last year and and the Lumiere closed in September.

But the Roxie Theater — wedged between trendy bars and restaurants on 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District — has screened films for more than 100 years. The Roxie claims to be the oldest continuously running theater in American — and says it’s determined to stay. These days the Roxie is also home to film festivals, documentaries and even some live events.

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The Return of the Parkway: Oakland Theater Tries to Revive Tradition

November 16, 2012 | 4:20 pm

The Return of the Parkway: Oakland Theater Tries to Revive Tradition

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by Lauren Benichou Movie sequels rarely do as well as the originals. The owners of the New Parkway Theater are betting that trend doesn’t apply to theaters themselves. On Nov. 30, the New Parkway Theater hopes to replicate the success of the beloved Parkway Theater at the foot of Park Boulevard in Oakland where the […]

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Red Vic Movie Theater Hanging On

January 21, 2011 | 3:22 pm

Red Vic Movie Theater Hanging On

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We noticed a little action this week on our blog post from last month about financial problems at the Red Vic Movie House, a Haight Street fixture since 1980, so I thought I’d check in again with Claudia Lehan, one of the theater co-op’s owners, on how things were going. Still not so great, turns […]

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