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Saint Francis Theatre

Photo from the Scott Neff collection.
965 Market St
San Francisco CA 94103

Demolished 2013
Record #2932  
 Opened: December 4, 1910
 Closed: October 31, 2000
 Demolished: 2013
Capacity: 1455 seats
Architect(s): John Galen Howard
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Empress, Strand, Saint Francis & Baronet, Saint Francis I & II
 Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Paramount Pictures Theatres, California Paramount Theatres, ABC Theatres of California, Plitt Theatres

The Saint Francis opened in 1910 as the Empress. It was later known as the Strand (1917) before becoming the Saint Francis in 1925. When the theater was twinned, it was known as the Saint Francis & Baronet before settling on Saint Francis I & II.

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Last featured 4/29/2003. Last edited 7/29/2023.

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