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No place in the USA can match California’s movie history. Modern-day film was born here, nurtured, and transformed into the blockbusters of today. In the Bay Area, these classic movie theaters preserve something of the original movie-going experience and remind us of the magic of film.
Balboa Theater, or New Balboa depending on who you ask, is one of the last remaining neighborhood cinemas in the San Francisco area. Located in Outer Richmond, Balboa is much smaller than the grandiose theaters around the bay. It has only two screens and all together seats about 500. Despite Balboa’s quaint size, the theater provides a more intimate and somewhat familiar experience. The auditoriums and screens are simple. What is notable about this theater, besides its history, is its screening choices. While the theater shows first run movies it is also popular for its independent films and unique double features. Unlike other theaters, Balboa’s charm is its neighborhood. Audiences have continued to visit because it feels like home, something you won’t find at any other cineplex.
Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +415 221 8184