Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The 1932 landmark New Mission cinema is restored to its Timothy Pfleuger-designed Art Deco glory, with a new mission: to upgrade dinner-and-a-movie dates. Staff deliver microbrews and tasty fare to plush banquette s…
Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Roxie Cinema

This little neighborhood nonprofit cinema earns international clout for distributing documentaries and showing controversial films banned elsewhere. Tickets to film festival premieres, rare revivals and raucous annu…
Top Choice Cinema in The Castro & Noe Valley

Castro Theatre

The Mighty Wurlitzer organ rises from the orchestra pit before evening performances and the audience cheer for the Great American Songbook, ending with: 'San Francisco open your Golden Gate/You let no stranger wait …
Cinema in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Nuart Theatre

This dank, but still hip, art and revival house presents the best in offbeat and cult flicks, including a highly interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show ($12) supported by an outrageous live cast at m…
Cinema in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Landmark Theatres

‘Art house’ and blockbuster ‘multiplex’ in the same breath? That’s the cocktail at the sleek Landmark with its dozen deluxe, stadium-style screening rooms, making this the go-to cinema for Westsiders. The supremely …
Cinema in San Luis Obispo

Sunset Drive-In

Recline your seat, put your feet up on the dash and munch on bottomless bags of popcorn at this classic Americana drive-in. Sticking around for the second feature (usually a B-list Hollywood blockbuster) doesn’t cos…
Cinema in Newport Beach

Regency Lido

Showing movies since 1938, the Lido screens mostly mainstream Hollywood fare but some indie flicks too. Fully restored, it has a red-velvet waterfall curtain and Italian tile work.
Cinema in Encinitas

La Paloma Theatre

Built in 1928, this landmark – and central Encinitas’ main venue – shows arthouse movies nightly and Rocky Horror on Fridays at midnight, and stages occasional concerts.
Cinema in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Cinema-going at its best. Reserve a stadium seat, belly up to the bar, and order wine and surprisingly good food to enjoy during the film. A multiplex initiative by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, Kabuki featur…
Cinema in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Balboa Theatre

First stop, Cannes; next stop, Balboa and 37th, where film-fest favorites split the bill with Chaplin classics, family-friendly Saturday matinees and special screenings with expert commentary – like Spike Jonze's He…