Posts Tagged ‘roxie’

Our 102-Year-Old Roxie Theatre Explains Why It Applied for Permission to Start Serving Smooth, Refreshing Beer

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I don’t know, do you think the Roxie should be able to serve beer?

(I don’t care. Sure, why not?)

Things didn’t work out a half-decade back, back in aught-six:

Soon to be offering BEER!  You heard it here first. Always interesting programming of flicks not found in the ubiquitous multiplex.  Even if I’ve never visited without wishing I could power wash the interior, who wouldn’t love a good movie and a BEER?”

The NIMBYs put the kibosh on that effort.

Here’s an update this AM, straight from the Roxie Theatre itself:

Cold Beer At The Roxie Theater!

At a spry 102-years young, the Roxie Theatre has applied for a permanent beer license. Over the past year, the Roxie has used its non-profit status to obtain day use permits for on-site alcohol, and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that we’re trying to make it permanent. Our application is in!

The Roxie hopes to add beer sales as part of its mission statement to make the theater a place of gathering and celebration, as well as a business model for the survival of neighborhood theatres. In 2008, the Roxie became a non-profit. With the litany of struggles independent theaters have faced recently (illustrated by the closing of the Red Vic), beer sales will help increase our revenue by offering a more complete night out, as well as drawing new folks into our one-of-a-kind mixture of programs unparalleled in the Bay Area.

Have no fear- The Roxie is dedicated to its mission of reaching the widest and most diverse audiences and our programming will continue to reflect this cause. You will still find a smattering of family friendly events throughout our calendar, and all of our programs will clearly indicate when it’s for only those 21 and over. It has not yet been decided if beer will be offered every day, just weekends or just special events. We care the most about building a community, so we invite you to join us at this exciting new chapter so that we can develop this model together.”

OMG, See Edward Burns, a Genuine Movie Star, at the Roxie Theatre November 4th! – A Master Class and “Nice Guy Johnny”

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Our San Francisco Film Society will present a preview Screening of Nice Guy Johnny and also a “Master Class” with director Edward Burns on November 4th 2010 at the Roxie Theater in the Mission District.

Here he is:

All the deets:

The San Francisco Film Society will present a special preview screening of Edward Burns’s new independent feature Nice Guy Johnny and Hollywood 2.0, Burns’s master class on his latest film, emerging technology and trends in independent filmmaking and distribution, ThursdayNovember 4 at the Roxie Theater.

3:00 pm Hollywood 2.0
This master class will focus on Burns’s new film Nice Guy Johnny, emerging trends in technology and the newest ways independent filmmakers create and distribute their films. The class will cover all aspects of the independent film value chain, with special emphasis on financing and distribution. Sunil Rajaraman from Scripped.com will facilitate this discussion-style class with Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, SFIFF 1995; She’s the OneSidewalks of New York, SFIFF 2001).

7:30 pm Nice Guy Johnny
Director in Person

Edward Burns (2010)
Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: By the time he’s 25, he’ll trade his current dream job as a sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that’ll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny’s nothing if not a man of his word. Now he’s flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire’s well-to-do dad set up. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke. . . A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns is once again in top form as a writer, director and wisecracking actor. His swaggering bartender Terry is the perfect foil to baby-faced Matt Bush’s (Adventureland) Johnny, and together they’re great at trading Burns’s characteristically sharp dialogue. More contrasts are mined with Anna Wood’s image-conscious Claire and Kerry Bische’s (Scrubs) Brooke, a blonde-haired and bright-eyed free spirit. Burns wraps a summery tone around Johnny’s real crisis: follow through with your promises, or follow your heart? —Nancy Schafer, Tribeca Film Festival.
Written by Edward Burns. Photographed by William Rexer. With Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Anna Wood, Edward Burns, Max Baker. 89 min.

Film $10.00 SFFS year-round members, $12.50 general, $11.00 students, seniors and persons with disabilities; master class $15.00 SFFS year-round members, $20.00 general.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit sffs.org.

Make a Statement with a Schwinn Roxie for Just $149

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Whatever you do, don’t strip it down and take off the paint. You look good in pink.

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Get your Schwinn steel cruiser frame with steel springer fork and Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur with SRAM grip shift right here at Target. Some assembly reqd.

Pee-Wee Herman’s Bike Rides Again, Stripped Down on Valencia Street

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Pee-Wee Herman’s rather baroque red bicycle, stripped down to its essence, would look something like this Schwinn beach cruiser avec springer fork seen on Valencia. Click to expand:

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Whitewalls, gratuitous spokes, kickstand and chrome, chrome, chrome.

That’s quite a look.

White House Hopefuls Ralph Nader & Matt Gonzalez in Town Sunday

Friday, May 9th, 2008

White House hopefuls and famous Greens Ralph Nader & Matt Gonzalez didn’t really participate in this Green Party debate at the Herbst Theater earlier in the year but, oddly enough, they’re in the presidential race anyway. As independents.

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Come visit San Francisco’s favorite Ivy Leaguers, if you want. Sunday Sunday Sunday! May 11th. 

Let’s start Mother’s Day at a bar:

[..] meet our independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, his VP running mate local badass Matt Gonzalez, and the legendary Jello Biafra AT OUR HOME BAR this Sunday morning.  Max’s 540 Club, 540 Clement Street (between 6th and 7th ave) Sunday, May 11, 11am (we will be opening at 9am) 

And let’s finish in the Mission District:

Sunday May 11th 7pm
Ralph Nader & Matt Gonzalez Rally
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
$10 contribution/ $5 student/low-income (no one turned away)
More Info Call -(510) 914-8355 or
events@votenader.org  

See you there!

[This item altered to reflect the reality that the Green Party hasn’t yet decided on their ticket. Ralph is managing to win as a Green in a few regional votes this year regardless.]