Posts Tagged ‘armory’
Just an update on this post.
Labor Day 2014:
You know, if Kink leaves us, then somebody else will use that building for something, so no biggee, right?
All right, play us out, Charlie Daniels:
From The Sound up in Long Island
Out to San Francisco Bay
And everything that’s in between them is our own
And we may have done a little bit
Of fightin’ amongst ourselves
But you outside people best leave us alone
‘Cause we’ll all stick together
And you can take that to the bank
That’s the cowboys and the hippies
And the rebels and the yanks
First, it was all like this, with the Stars and Stripes and the Bear Flag flying over the Kink.Com Armory, you know, along with a couple other flags, like San Francisco’s very own Screaming Chicken and a seasonal one, like a Rainbow Flag for Gay Pride Month and a French tricolour for Bastille Day, that kind of thing.
This has been the case for years and years:
But now, having to do with the spread of infectious disease, Kink.Com is extremely pissed off at certain governmental entities and is therefore threatening to move away.
The proof of that is this – those are black, K-for-Kink flags on the left there:
I was trying to say the same thing here but ppl didn’t believe me, so now you’ve got this new shot of the four current flags plus a Google Maps shot from a few months back..
My work is done here.
(And Kink, why not just move to Nevada if you want to move to Nevada?)
San Francisco’s Most Anticipated Play of 2013: A.C.T.’s “Black Watch” – A Must-See – Runs Through June 16thFriday, May 10th, 2013
This is it. This is your San Francisco Theatre Performance of the Year.
It’s Black Watch from Scotland.
It’s down in the Armory, in the Mission. If you show up late, they won’t let you in. 110 minutes, no intermission. And, oh yeah, all the tickets cost $100.
But everyone seems to love it.
Get your tickets now if you want to go.
Look, it’s getting attention already:
A shot from yesterday’s press preview at The Drill Court:
By Brenden Mendoza – thanks!
All right, see you there!
Here’s where it’s at:
The Armory Community Center
333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Use the Bay Area’s 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner to get public transit information.
For more information about public transportation and parking lot options please visit the Black Watch show page.
National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch
May 9–June 16, 2013
A Revolutionary Theatrical Event
by Gregory Burke
Directed by John Tiffany
Performing in the Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District at 333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia).
THERE WILL BE NO LATE SEATING!
Please plan appropriate travel time when making arrangements.
1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission
The internationally acclaimed hit—named “#1 Theatrical Event of the Year!”
by the New York Times
After transfixing audiences across the globe and receiving unanimous critical acclaim worldwide, National Theatre of Scotland’s revolutionary production of Black Watch makes its highly anticipated Bay Area premiere. Inspired by interviews with soldiers who served in Iraq with Scotland’s nearly 300-year-old Black Watch regiment, this hauntingly powerful depiction of war is so inventive and groundbreaking in scope that it demands a completely unique performance venue—and will take over the long-dormant Drill Court at San Francisco’s historic Mission Armory. Splicing together exquisitely deployed stagecraft, from choreographed marches and Scottish ballads to searing video news footage, Black Watch captures the layered state of being at war, from moment to gripping moment. A transformative theatrical event you don’t want to miss, Black Watch delivers a visceral, unforgettable experience.
Performances of Black Watch will take place in the Armory Community Center, located in San Francisco’s Mission District., located at 333 14th Street (between Mission and Valencia). Click here for directions.
“Thrilling . . . a necessary reminder of the transporting power that is unique to theater.” —The New York Times
“A genuine spectacle that revels in its own theatricality and comes replete with music, marching, explosive effects and its own piper.” —Chicago Tribune
“Magnificent” —New York Observer
“Enthralling” —Washington Post
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! The world must see this play. Immediately.” —The Herald (Scotland)
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★! Fierce, passionate, and unguarded” —The Guardian
“A landmark event” —The Independent (London)
“A glorious piece of theater—raw, truthful, uncomfortable, moving, graceful and dynamic” —Scotland on Sunday
“Stirring and absorbing” —The West Australian
“A pulsating epic” —Daily Mail
James Franco and Heather Graham Filmed a Movie About the Porn Industry in San Francisco? New Trailer for “ABOUT CHERRY”Friday, August 17th, 2012
This is news to me.
Apparently, this to-be-released film was 100% Filmed in San Francisco.
- Ashley Hinshaw as Angelina
- James Franco as Frances
- Dev Patel as Andrew
- Heather Graham as Margaret
- Lili Taylor as Phyllis
- Diane Farr as Jillian
- Megan Boone as Jake
- Jonny Weston
- Steven Wiig
- Zachary Culbertson
- Ernest Waddell as Vaughn
Click to expand
Kink.com in the Mission!
James Franco, the young San Francisco lawyer (apparently employed, this is Hollywood after all) takes Cherry to the roof of Medjul:
Hey, it’s Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire
Whose streets? Our streets! You can’t fake this kind of verite in a Hollywood back lot:
Oh, Cherry crashes her Audi at some point. An official SFPD Harley is in that scene.
And here’s Mel’s Drive In in the background:
And here’s the trailer:
Well it’s July 14, so it must be time for another Bastille Day in San Francisco. Peter Acworth‘s Kink.com famously makes pornography at the old San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal down in the Mission district, but they’re never too busy to let a holiday go by without hoisting some huge flags for the occasion.
And anyway, efforts like this might serve to tamp down some of the criticism from the neighbours.
Get over to Belden Alley in the Financial District (“the financh”) sometime today to get in on the fun.