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This Line on Market Proves that Assassin’s Creed III is the Best “Historical Action-Adventure Open-World Stealth” Game Ever?Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
I know, you don’t like Woody Allen movies. But this one is his best since I don’t when.
What can I say, the Tomatometer is off the hook.
Back in the day, they tried to take over the moribund Presidio Main Post Theatre (the one in the Presidio and not that other Presidio Theatre), but that didn’t work out. Or rather, it hasn’t yet worked out.
Anyway, read a letter from SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat about what you can do to help, if you want.
All the deets, below.
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Here it is:
DEAR CLAY THEATER SUPPORTER:
The San Francisco Film Society is one of the top twenty organizations of its kind in the world, one of the top ten in the United States, and oldest, biggest and most widely respected film exhibition organization in Northern California. Since 1957, the Film Society has been enriching the lives of Bay Area residents by presenting the best film and media from around the world, notably via the acclaimed San Francisco International Film Festival. The longest-running festival in the Americas, the International celebrated its golden anniversary in April 2007. During its first half-century, the Film Society has hosted more than 2,000 filmmakers and presented more than 6,500 films from 124 countries to audiences numbering more than two million people. It is beloved by its audiences and the international film industry alike. Its contributions to the cultural life of the Bay Area are immeasurable.
Now, as the Film Society begins its 54th year of operation, it is looking ahead to an even brighter future. In recent years the organization has launched many new activities, resulting in significant increases in membership, attendance, sponsorship and earned income. Its numbers are up across the board, in fact, and it is well on its way to establishing itself as a major cultural institution with a vibrant year-round presence. Central to this mission is the acquisition of a theater that the Film Society can call its home, one in which it can present many types of year-round programming in the areas of film exhibition, education, and filmmaker services.
Since December 2009, the Film Society has been in negotiations with the landlord of the Clay Theater, in an attempt to lease or purchase the building. So far these talks are at an impasse over terms, but ultimately the Film Society hopes to bring the negotiations to a successful and swift conclusion, resulting in a longterm lease or ownership of the Clay. Once the Film Society has the theater, it intends to significantly upgrade the physical plant, which needs a good number of improvements, and reopen it as a revitalized cultural and community hub for the thriving Upper Fillmore business district.
With a half-century of film-exhibition experience under its belt, there is no doubt that the Film Society can make a success of running the Clay. The organization will program the same eclectic and popular mix of international, independent, and documentary films that have so engaged its diverse audiences. It will also program “Landmark”-type films, meaning first-run arthouse hits, as they become available, and will present a number of mini-festivals devoted to individual filmmakers and national cinemas. In all cases the Film Society will add value to these screenings, with panels, talks, and filmmakers in attendance.
So, we urge you, as someone who attends the Clay Theater, appreciates its role in your cultural life, and wants it to continue showing great films in our neighborhood, to ask the landlord to resume negotiations with the Film Society, to come to terms with the realities of today’s recessionary marketplace and real-estate values, and make it possible for the Film Society to operate and bring renewed energy to our beloved Clay Theater.
When you send a letter to the Clay Theater landlord, please also email a copy of your letter to the San Francisco Film Society at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your efforts to make it possible to “Save the Clay”! – Graham Leggat, Executive Director of the SFFS
Sample letter below. Please send it to the Clay Theater’s landlord:
Balgobind Jaiswal c/o Blu, 2259 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, California, 94115
DEAR MR. JAISWAL:
AS A CLAY THEATER CUSTOMER, I WAS ALARMED TO HEAR THAT OUR BELOVED NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER IS TO CLOSE ON AUGUST 29. I VALUE THE CLAY THEATER AS A UNIQUE AND IRREPLACEABLE COMMUNITY INSTITUTION AND WANT TO SEE IT CONTINUE TO PRESENT WONDERFUL FILMS IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING, AS IT HAS DONE FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS. PLEASE RESUME NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SFFS TO OPERATE AND BRING RENEWED ENERGY TO THE CLAY THEATER. CLAY THEATER PATRONS AND ALL OF SAN FRANCISCO’S FILM COMMUNITY WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!
Per the New Fillmore:
Be afraid, be very afraid.
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Sic transit gloria San Francisco.
Vaya con Gaia, tiny Clay Theatre.
“Come join us for one last The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Bawdy Caste live on stage at The CLAY THEATRE,
It’s with heavy hearts we announce that THE CLAY THEATRE will be closing at the end of August. Join us in celebrating and saying goodbye to this historic theatre with one of our favorite movies! 100 Years of film history comes to a end, help us make this one amazing evening!
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
with the BAWDY CASTE LIVE ON STAGE!
Saturday August 28th at MIDNIGHT
THE HISTORIC CLAY THEATRE
2261 Fillmore St
Tickets just $9.50-
Doors at 11:30pm Show at MIDNIGHT!
Need more info call us! (415)561-9921
Rocky will be moving to The BRIDGE THEATRE! in September!”
“One Screen. Built in 1910. Operated by Landmark since 1991. The mighty Clay is one of the oldest theatres in San Francisco. Built in 1910 by the renown Naify brothers, builders of the first movie screen in town, the New Fillmore, the Clay was first a nickelodeon house. In April of 1935, Herbert Rosenerreopened the Clay as The Clay International, a foreign film showcase. In the early 1970s, the theatre was part of the Surf Theatres group, run by pioneering San Francisco film exhibitor Mel Novikoff. In 1972, the Clay hosted the first midnight movie in San Francisco with the premiere of John Water’s Pink Flamingos, and also hosted many other controversial films, including The Life of Brian.Since Landmark assumed management in 1991, the Clay has enjoyed such improvements as digital sound, new seats and an extensive refurbishment of its art deco and classic Greek accoutrements. The combination of classic appointments and modern amenities has helped keep the Clay a comfortable, laid-back place to see unique film programming for almost a century.”
Word comes from John Arntz, Director of the San Francisco Department of Elections:
“Today is the last day to register to vote or change any registration information for the upcoming June 8, 2010 Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. To facilitate last-minute registration, the Department of Elections will be open until 8 p.m. tonight to accept registration cards.”
So, maybe you’re not registered or maybe you’re registered not to your liking…
Either way, act today.
Look how much fun the political process voting can be:
Anyway, choose or lose:
“SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2010 – Today is the last day to register to vote or change any registration information for the upcoming June 8, 2010 Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. To facilitate last-minute registration, the Department of Elections will be open until 8 p.m. tonight to accept registration cards.
Ways to register to vote for before today’s deadline:
1. Download, complete and mail a Voter Registration Form from the Secretary of State’s website.
2. Visit any one of the following locations to pick up a form: post offices, public libraries, some City and County offices, or the Department of Motor Vehicles. Complete and mail the form today.
3. Come to the Department of Electionson the ground floor of City Hall. After 6 p.m., voters must enter City Hall through the front entrance on Polk Street (Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place).
All mailed registration forms must be postmarked with today’s date, May 24, for applicants to become eligible to vote in the June election.
More information on voter registration is available by visiting the Department’s website at www.sfelections.org or calling (415) 554-4411.
Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
This was the scene last night at the intersection of Hermann and Steiner - it’s a very active construction crew. Vroooom!
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Or maybe they were filming Trauma again (debuting this Monday night, September 28 on the NBC – where will your watching party be?). That could be it.
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We May Never Know.