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Litquake Event Relocates to SF Mission’s Alamo Drafthouse

A small literary event series took root in San Francisco 17 years ago. Within a few years of its launch, it had become a nine-day, citywide festival promoting literature in venues around town called Litquake. It also features a series of monthly literary conversations with authors called Epicenters, until recently held at the now-shuttered Viracocha. Litquake has relocated its Epicenters to the Alamo Drafthouse at the...
The refurbished New Mission sign, with the Vida Apartments in the background. Photo: Laura Waxmann / Mission Local.

A New Theater for the San Francisco Mission District

The New Mission Theater has been under construction for years, its white marquee derelict, its towering sign faded from red to blue. The crumbling building was an eyesore on a block of eyesores: the gutted Cine Latino across the street and the burnt-out historic apartment building on the corner of 22nd and Mission in sharp contrast to the newly-built and brightly...
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SF Mission’s Alamo Drafthouse to Save Le Video’s Archive

Three film-loving organizations have teamed up to preserve the archived videos of the beloved Inner Sunset video shop Le Video, which announced its final closure today after months of struggling. The Alamo Drafthouse, a Texas-based chain of cinemas that shows primarily independent and alternative films, has teamed up with producer Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures to purchase Le Video’s collection. The...
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Artists’ Television Access Celebrates 30 Years

Artists’ Television Access turns 30 this month and is throwing a marathon of a party to celebrate. The festivities kick off at 1 p.m. today with the start of a 30-hour film screening session, which will be staffed through the night by loyal volunteers. The screening will become a party with live music, drinks and VJ sets at 8 p.m....
Construction crews at work. Photo by Lynne Shallcross.

Under Construction: The Mission’s Big 10

Cranes and construction crews have become a common feature of many a Mission corner these days. But for as many projects currently under construction, there are about half a dozen working their way through the planning process. We’ve done a fair amount of reporting on these projects throughout the years, and thought it’s high time to write a handy guide of...
Tim League chats with Tiffany Schoepp, a Mission resident who wants to see the theater offer a wide range of cinematic experiences, at Mission Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

From Austin With Love; Alamo Owner Meets Mission

A thick knot of people clustered around one particularly genial man at Mission Bar late Thursday, but not just because he was buying the drinks. Tim League, the center of attention that night, is the founder of Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, which will open up a new location in the historic New Mission Theater. League had sent out a public invitation via...
La marquesina de neón rojo en el New Mission en 1972. Foto cortesía de Jack Tillmany.

La Historia del Cine New Mission

En la primera mitad del siglo XX, el cielo del atardecer sobre la calle Misión era de un increíble color neón que cubría la llamativa marquesina en matices incandescentes de rosa, azul y morado.  Tal vez ninguna otra marquesina haya sido más icónica que la de la torre rojo brillante art decó del cine New Mission en las calles 22...
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Foreign Cinema’s Midnight Series “Night Terrors”

Mission Local reporter Courtney Quirin attended Deltron 3030’s album release party in the Mission and “Night Terrors,” a movie series that is a collaboration between Deltron’s Dan Nakamura and Foreign Cinema’s Cultural Director, Brian Ranere. Like horror films? Watch them for free at Foreign Cinema’s midnight movie screenings, which will take place once a month for the rest of the...
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Cine Latino Será un Gimnasio y Restaurante

El Cine Latino, uno de los cines más viejos de la Misión, ya no tendrá matinés, pero si todo sale de acuerdo a los planes del propietario del edificio, pronto se convertirá en un restaurante y gimnasio. La propietaria, Vera Cort, declaró que el proyecto encaja con su ética familiar. “Simplemente compramos, lo arreglamos y luego nos lo quedamos”, dijo....