Alamo Drafthouse. New Mission. Movie. Theater.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's New Mission theater. (Photo by David Mamaril Horowitz / Mission Local)

San Francisco’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the five-auditorium, 536-seat theater known for its in-theater table service and “New Mission” marquee on Mission Street between 21st and 22nd, reopens today.

The movie theater chain, which first opened in Austin, Texas, closed its Mission District location during the city’s shelter-in-place order in March, 2020.

The company, which has more than three dozen locations nationwide, announced that it filed for bankruptcy in March and then emerged from bankruptcy in June.

Its first showings will be “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” as well as “Candyman.”

The Roxie, which reopened in May, this weekend will show “The Green Knight,” “EMA,” “In the Mood for Love,” “Eyimofe (This is my Desire),” “8 ½,” “499,” “North by Northwest” (35mm), “The Rolling Stones: Charlie is my Darling,” “Pig,” “Tokyo Godfathers” (new restoration) and “Transmissions: Thief” (35mm).

You can snag tickets at the New MIssion theater here.

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David’s one of those San Francisco natives who gets excited whenever City College is mentioned. He has journalism degrees from there and San Francisco State University, graduating from the latter in May 2021. In college, David played five different roles as an editor at student news publications and reported as an intern for three local newspapers, mostly while waiting tables at the Alamo Drafthouse. His first job was at Mitchell's Ice Cream.

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  1. This is like a thousand Chirstmas’ rubbing against my balls. I’ll never go to another theater that isn’t set up like this.

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  2. When is the once venerable Castro Theatre ever going to reopen? Have the owners become the new Les Natali?

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