Unexpired, but this is older stock…
Unexpired, but this is older stock…
This post sponsored by STAR WARS TABLE GRAPES:
You young kids don’t know what inflation is, but I do. And if someone had told me back when I was laboring at some flea-bitten Landmark Theatres, where precious It’s It’s cost $2 and frozen Toblerone bars were $3 and tickets were $6, I think, that you’d be able to see a first-run film for just $9.25 in the heart of Frisco on business-class seating in the Year of our Lord 2015, well I wouldn’t have believed it.
It’s here, opening early, on 12-12-15
See you there!
So this is how it ends for Le Video, which, back in the day, managed to fight off a BlockBuster Video what was one week away(!) from opening up less than one block away on 9th Avenue.
But streaming? Nothing beats streaming.
So, it’s come to this.
If you want, read their Yelp reviews from the bottom up, you know, for a laugh.
(I should add that Alamo Drafthouse at the old New Mission is looking awesome, with ticket prices looking surprisingly low to this old-timer.)
“ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA AND ANNAPURNA PICTURES JOIN FORCES TO KEEP LE VIDEO ARCHIVE COLLECTION TOGETHER IN A NEW LOCATION
San Francisco, CA – December 9, 2015 – Following the November closing of long-running San Francisco neighborhood video store and archive Le Video, it was announced today that Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League, along with Academy Award-nominated producer Megan Ellison and he, has arranged for the preservation of the Le Video collection.
Bay Area residents will soon be able to access portions of the Le Video archive at San Francisco’s new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Exact details are still pending, but Alamo Drafthouse will partner with Mission neighborhood video store Lost Weekend to rent selections from the Le Video archive in the spacious lobby of the new theater, along with a deeply curated collection of films from the Lost Weekend archive.
“The experience of going to my local video store when I was young made me the movie fan I am today,” says Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “Despite the fact that great video stores like Le Video are closing all over the country, I am confident that a new iteration of the video store experience can exist, and even thrive today. A passionate video store clerk can do what no algorithm can. They can recommend your new favorite movie, one that can’t be predicted from your past viewing habits.”
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open for Star Wars on the 17th of December. The Lost Weekend lobby video store is slated to begin in January. Subscribe to the Alamo Drafthouse newsletter or follow @drafthouseSF on twitter for news as it happens.”
So tune up your VHS machine and wait for 2016…
All the deets:
“The Presidio Trust invites the public to consider the future of the former Commissary at Crissy Field, which is currently occupied by Sports Basement. The Trust’s longstanding objective has been to create a cultural institution of distinction at this magnificent waterfront location. Now that the area is being transformed by the new approach to the Golden Gate Bridge (a project known as the Presidio Parkway), the time is right to plan for the future of this area.
In November 2012 the Presidio Trust issued a Request for Concept Proposals (RFCP). Sixteen responses were submitted. After considering public comment and engaging with a number of the teams directly, the Trust invited three teams to continue in the process via a Request for Proposals (RFP) that was issued in May 2013. Final proposals are due September 16, 2013. The teams are:
Join us at Informational Open Houses July 29 – 31
Drop in, meet the project teams, and engage in one-on-one discussion about this remarkable opportunity. The Open Houses will be held at the Observation Post (211 Lincoln Boulevard, near the Post Office on the Main Post). Three sessions will be offered on each day: 8:30am to 10am; 11:30am to 1pm; and 6:30pm to 8pm.
The schedule is as follows:
If you have any questions, please email the Presidio Trust at email@example.com.
From The Stark Insider (“All things West Coast”) comes news of a 12-foot tall, 10-foot wide Santa Yoda made out of LEGO bricks. It will go up in Union Square starting Friday, November 18th,* 2011.
Get the deets at LEGOSantaYoda.Com. (No, I’m not joking, I’m srsly.)
Click on me you will. Expanding I am.
All the deets:
“LEGO Master Builders Construct 12-foot Tall by 10-foot Wide Santa Yoda out of LEGO bricks
WHAT: Inspired by the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, this three-day community build where families help LEGO Master Builders to create a 12-foot tall by 10-foot wide LEGO Star Wars™ Santa Yoda made entirely of LEGO bricks to kick-off a countdown to the holidays found at www.LEGOSantaYoda.com. Building event supports the local Bay Area Boys & Girls Club, and consumer engagement via the web site donates LEGO toys to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.
WHEN: Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th 10am-6pm daily (or until completed)
WHERE: Union Square (next to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square), San Francisco”
(This would seem to be a more honest way of promoting LEGO than lying about a viral video ala the LEGO Indiana Jones game people.)
See you there!
*You know, it seems like Santa Yoda goes up earlier each year…
[UPDATE: Appears as if the City Family actually fought back against the revelers with water trucks. So much for the “zero tolerance” edict from Police Chief Greg Suhr. Anyway, look for Halloween in the Castro 2012 to be twice as big. You’ll see…]
“THERE WILL BE NO HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION IN THE CASTRO in 2011”
“…Staying Home for Halloween is the ‘in’ thing to do…”
And here’s the same message from a local media outfit, you know, the one owned by gay-hating, evolution-unbelieving Republican Philip Anschutz:
“Halloween bash in San Francisco’s Castro won’t rise from dead this year”
Like these people waiting for the 24 Divisadero bus yesterday evening:
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Actually, the Castro was hopping. Via Owenchristoff:
“Fun Halloween! Castro was a zoo. Glad to be back in the quiet Richmond dist.”
“Official party? Nope. Who cares. Crowds converging now on San Francisco’s Castro for Halloween”
And there’s this, from NilesHD:
“Although there’s no official San Francisco Halloween anymore in the Castro, that’s where most people go to celebrate Halloween !!”
Now the way to explain this is by noting that the City Family doesn’t really benefit from people going to the Castro district on Halloween, so it suppresses turnout by lying to people.
(If Halloween were an event that the City Family cared about, then things would be much different. It’d be more like the sitch with the America’s Cup 2013, you know, Rich People Like Boats, so it’s full speed ahead with AC13. Oh well.)
Now what’s this, is it the campaign of, speak of the Devil, quasi-City Family member David Chiu on the streets of the Castro last night?
Happy Halloween 2011, San Francisco.
See you next year!
Have you taken the fam to Zeum, San Francisco’s Hands-on, Multimedia Arts and Technology Museum for Kids, down in the SoMA? Well then, take a listen to Executive Director Audrey or Associate Director of Marketing Joy.
Now, check it:
“Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum teams with Lucasfilm Ltd. to present Star Wars: The Clone Wars Weekend from Saturday, September 11, 2010 to Sunday September 12, 2010. The weekend-long event offers kids and families the opportunity to connect the Cartoon Network’s popular animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars with Zeum’s signature multimedia arts and technology experiences.”
“Zeum will feature interactive The Clone Wars-themed activities, costumes, workshops, exhibits and lightsaber activities. Visitors of all ages can train with Jedi Mastersand learn how to wield a glowing lightsaber. In the Animators Studio, children and families can create untold stories of a galaxy far, far away by building clay models or using Hasbro action figures to bring the adventure to life. Inspired fans can also write a script, mix a soundtrack and direct their own Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode using Zeum’s green screen special effects.
Other highlights include photo opportunities with Star Wars: The Clone Wars characters and special guests.
All the deets, after the jump.