Located on the same block of Ashbury as this…
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I never saw the original ALEXANDRIA way out there in the Richmond, but I did see the (gun-free) 20th Anniversary release of ET in the subdivided three-screen Alex 123 in back aught-two just afore it shut down forever in aught-four.
It’s been an empty hulk, a brokedown palace ever since:
Now here’s the reverse angle with new housing going in to replace the parking lot:
One stated goal of this project and others similar is to lower the value of housing, or at least lower the pressure on housing values, in the Richmond District. If you’re sitting across the street in your owner-occupied house THIS PROJECT DOES NOT BENEFIT YOU.
And the kicker is YES, IT WILL BE HARDER TO PARK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
All you can say for sure is that there will be pros and cons with this project, and others similar. There will be winners and losers. It’s easy to ID the losers is what I’m saying…
“Retired” Chronicle Writer CW Nevius is Now a Part Time Sports Writer in Santa Rosa – Plus He’s Playing the MarshMonday, March 13th, 2017
You can take the boy out of the suburbs but you can’t take the suburbs out of the boy, one assumes.
Anyway, that’s the new news – he’ll be a once-a-week writer a way up there.
And here’s the old news – his one man show at the Marsh
“ARE YOU GOING TO BE FOR US OR AGAINST US?” by Chuck Nevius
In 1980, I arrived at the San Francisco Chronicle to cover the Oakland Raiders. I had only been to California once in my life (when I was 12 years old), didn’t know a soul in San Francisco, and was scared to death that I wouldn’t be up to covering the “Hell’s Angels of the NFL.” My previous experience was writing for the SECOND-largest paper in Colorado Springs, and four years before that I was a high school English teacher. What followed was a tempestuous, and eventually miraculous, season that seemed like it would change everything. And then life happened.”
Of course, since he moved to Cali, he’s lived mostly in the ‘burbs, way out east. NTTAWWT, but he sort of omits that part of his bio. Anyway, here’s the venue:
Oh, he debuts tonight…
$10 Tickets for Hamilton, If You Win the Daily Lottery – All the Deets – 44 Seats per Show – March 10 – August 5Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
All the deets:
“ANNOUNCING #HAM4HAM LOTTERY – 44 TICKETS FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE FOR $10 EACH
Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (March 10th) in San Francisco at the SHN Orpheum Theatre.
Forty-four tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. Your tickets may be partial view and, while every effort will be made to seat pairs together, there is a chance that pairs may be split up. The digital lottery will begin at 11:00 AM two days prior to each performance.
HOW TO ENTER
https://www.hamilton.shnsf.com or to register.
The lottery will open at 11:00 AM PT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance.
Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
Lottery tickets must be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID.
Lottery tickets void if resold.
Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice. Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.”
“Retired” Right-of-Center Columnist CW Nevius REBORN as an “Emerging Solo Performer” – “Chuck” Nevius Plays The Marsh March 13th & 27thThursday, February 23rd, 2017
So borderline septuagenarian CW emerges as friendly “Chuck,” who will be the cleanup hitter after three one-woman shows.
Let’s hope he hits a home run (and that he pays his MUNI fare on his way to the theatre.)
Break a leg, “Chuck.”
And I thought he’d never make it out of Japan…
Gojira (ゴジラ?) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ?, “gorilla“), and kujira (鯨 (クジラ)?, “whale“), which is fitting because in one planning stage, Godzilla was described as “a cross between a gorilla and a whale”, alluding to its size, power and aquatic origin. One popular story is that “Gojira” was actually the nickname of a corpulent stagehand at Toho Studio. Kimi Honda, the widow of the director, dismissed this in a 1998 BBC documentary devoted to Godzilla, “The backstage boys at Toho loved to joke around with tall stories”. Godzilla’s name was written in ateji as Gojira (呉爾羅?), where the kanji are used for phonetic value and not for meaning. The Japanese pronunciation of the name is [ɡodʑiɽa] ( listen); the Anglicized form is /ɡɒdˈzɪlə/, with the first syllable pronounced like the word “god”, and the rest rhyming with “gorilla”. In the Hepburn romanization system, Godzilla’s name is rendered as “Gojira”, whereas in the Kunrei romanization system it is rendered as “Gozira.”
An Incredible Journey in the Inner Richmond: From Old-School, Art Deco Movie Palace to an Indoor “Baseball Academy”Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Rather striking, non, on a dreaded sunny day?
Le Update: “ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA / ANNAPURNA PICTURES TO KEEP LE VIDEO ARCHIVE COLLECTION TOGETHER IN A NEW LOCATION”Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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…
And he’s reaching up to grab me
And I have it all here
In red blue green
In red blue green
Out of control on videotape
On videotape [x6]
Because I can’t do it face to face
So I’m talking to you before it’s too late
I shouldn’t be afraid
Because I know today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen.
Our PRESIDIO THEATRE in the Presidio is CLOSED FOREVER, Apparently. – Another Wasted, Shut-Down Building in FriscoMonday, August 17th, 2015
Here it is, the Presidio Theatre, Building 99, 99 Moraga, The Presidio, 94129:
It’s been shut down for a while. Here’s how the moribund lobby looked in 2008:
There was a plan to open it up again, from back in aught-ten for instance:
…but that plan failed, in part, due to concerns over it competing with other movie theatres about town. So, some interested parties (known as the Xxx Family) donated money to “lobby” against the real Presidio Theatre ever being reopened.
That effort must have worked, ’cause here’s how the Presidio Theatre looks today in 2015:
So that’s it, Paradise Theatre closed, for good, due to your “friendly,” local, millionaire, theatre-hating, theatre-owning merchants.
On It Goes…