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American Theatre

Photo from the Jack Tillmany collection.
1226 Fillmore St
San Francisco CA

Record #25849  
 Opened: 1909
 Closed: 1959
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Chutes, Lyric
 Previously operated by: Nasser Bros Theatres

The third Chutes Theatre opened in the Chutes Amusement Park on Fillmore Street. The entire park burned to the ground in 1911 and the Lyric was reconstructed in 1915 in the shell of the Chutes Theatre. It became the American in 1925 and remained so until the theater closed in 1959 and was torn down.

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Photos from the Jack Tillmany collection.

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Last featured 9/25/2005. Last edited 1/19/2022.

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