Tag Archives: New Mission Theater

Lost Weekend Video now operates as a kiosk inside the Alamo Drafthouse's renovated New Mission Theater. Photo by Laura Waxmann.

Lost Weekend Video Lives On in Renovated Cinema

Lost Weekend Video has been operating for four months as a kiosk inside the lobby of the New Mission Theater, and its owners are now figuring out how to keep their longstanding movie rental business alive while appealing to a new clientele. “We have just been sort of struggling to get back on our feet,” said David Hawkins, one of...
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Why the San Francisco International Film Fest Moved to the Mission

The San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Castro Theater, but after the opening, the majority of the festival’s will be held in the Mission District for the first time ever. Mission Local spoke with SFIFF Executive Director Noah Cowan about the transition and what it will change. Mission Local: Was there a moment when someone said, hey,...
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Small Rooftop Fire at New Mission Theater Leaves Little Damage

A small fire that broke out in a climate control unit on top of the New Mission Theater this afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters and left minimal damage. “We were halfway through ‘The Revenant’ when all of a sudden one of the ushers comes up and says, ‘You’re going to have to leave, the building is on fire,'” said...
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SF Mission’s Lost Weekend Video to Relocate to Alamo Drafthouse

Come February, Lost Weekend Video will depart its storefront on Valencia Street, where it has rented out films for some 18 years, and will move to the New Mission Theater. The video store will become part of a partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to preserve two collections of hard-to-find films — both Lost Weekend’s collection and the Le Video Archive. The store will...
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Mission Eyes: The Force Awakens at SF’s New Mission Theater

Tickets to see the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Alamo Drafthouse, newly opened on Mission Street, sold out very quickly. But that didn’t stop fans of all ages from streaming through the newly reopened doors, whether they were there to watch the film, just have a drink or simply admire the historic building. Mission Local caught up with a...
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New Mission Theater Tease

I walk by this every day and can see it getting closer.  The marquee, however,  seems to be making faster progress than the inside. Inside, there is still a ways to go. But it will be very cool to have a theater in the neighborhood again.  If you want to read more on the New Mission theater’s history, check out...
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...
New Mission Theater marquee from 1972. Photo courtesy Jack Tillmany.

After New Mission’s Dark Past, Back in the Lights

In the first half of the 20th century, the evening sky over Mission Street was a neon wonderland, bathed by gaudy marquees in incandescent pinks, blues and purples. Perhaps no marquee was more iconic than the shining red art deco tower of the New Mission Theater at 22nd and Mission. On a recent afternoon, the building’s marquee—weathered and worn since...
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New Mission Theater Project Could Mean Big Changes For Mission Street

Developers of the New Mission Theater, one of the most iconic buildings in the neighborhood, will seek permission from the city on Thursday to rehabilitate the dilapidated theater and construct more than 100 housing units next door. “This is far and away the most impactful project that the Mission has seen in decades,” said Philip Lesser, a longtime Mission landlord and...
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Multiplex Developers Could Fund Bartlett St. Plaza

Ideas are blooming for Bartlett Street. Beyond the weekly community market, what could be done to permanently improve the block between 21st and 22nd? Neighbors met last to night to brainstorm. What about a living wall with plants? Why not paint a horizontal mural on the street? What if the curbs were removed and it became a mixed-use street? Could...