Alhambra Theatre (San Francisco)

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Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre from Southwest.JPG
The building in 2014
Alhambra Theatre is located in San Francisco County
Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre
Location within San Francisco County
Alhambra Theatre is located in California
Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre (California)
Alhambra Theatre is located in the United States
Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre (the United States)
Address2330 Polk Street
San Francisco
Coordinates37°47′54″N 122°25′20″W / 37.79831°N 122.4221°W / 37.79831; -122.4221Coordinates: 37°47′54″N 122°25′20″W / 37.79831°N 122.4221°W / 37.79831; -122.4221
Capacity1,625
Current useFitness club
Construction
OpenedNovember 5, 1926
ClosedFebruary 22, 1998
ArchitectTimothy L. Pflueger
Tenants
Crunch Fitness
Designated1996[1]
Reference no.217

The Alhambra Theatre is a Moorish Revival movie theater building at 2330 Polk Street in San Francisco, California, that opened on November 5, 1926. The theater was designed by Miller & Pflueger (architect Timothy L. Pflueger also designed the Castro Theater and the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California).[2]

North tower

The Alhambra Theatre once had 1,625 seats when it opened and cost $500,000.[3] It was later converted to twin theaters in 1976. It reopened as a single screen in 1988 and finally closed as a movie theater on February 22, 1998. It was designated official San Francisco landmark #217 on February 21, 1996.[4]

The building is now occupied by Crunch Fitness. The conversion to the gym has retained most of the interior detail, and movies are shown on the still-present big screen. The balcony retains the aisles, which have been widened, although there are only four. They accommodate about 80 cardio machines facing the screen.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of San Francisco Designated Landmarks". City of San Francisco. Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
  2. ^ "San Francisco Landmark #217: Alhambra Theater". www.noehill.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. ^ "New life for old theaters". SFGate. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  4. ^ "San Francisco Landmark #217: Alhambra Theater". www.noehill.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  5. ^ "Alhambra Theater in San Francisco, CA - Cinema Treasures". cinematreasures.org. Retrieved 2018-02-21.

External links[edit]

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