Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The landmark 1932 New Mission cinema, now restored to its original Timothy Pfleuger–designed art-deco glory, has a new mission: to upgrade dinner-and-a-movie dates. Staff deliver microbrews and tasty fare to plush b…
Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Roxie Cinema

This vintage 1909 cinema is a neighborhood nonprofit with an international reputation for distributing documentaries and showing controversial films banned elsewhere. Tickets to film-festival premieres, rare revival…
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 cheers for the Great American Songbook, ending with: 'San Francisco open your Golden Gate/You let no stranger wait…
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 feature…
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 Bogart noir classics, family-friendly Saturday-morning matinees and B-movie marathons with in-person director commentary …
Cinema in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

AMC Metreon 16

Sprawling across the top floor of the Metreon mall complex, the 16-screen Metreon cinema has comfortable stadium seats with clear views of digital-projection screens, plus 3D screenings ($4 extra per ticket) and a 3…
Cinema in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Embarcadero Center Cinema

Forget blockbusters – here San Franciscans catch the latest art-house flick or whatever won best foreign film at the Oscars with reserved seating in cushy pleather recliners. Don't miss the lobby beer/wine bar and g…
Cinema in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Four Star Theater

Before John Woo, Ang Lee and Wong Kar-wai hit multiplex marquees, they brought down the house in the Four Star’s postage-stamp-sized screening rooms. Running since 1964, this international neighborhood cinema still …
Cinema in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

New People Cinema

See current-release Japanese films, anime and documentaries at this underground 143-seat theater with HD projection and kick-ass sound. Also hosts the SF and Asian American Film Festivals.