Sunday, May 12, 2013

Alexandria Theater -- May 12, 2013

The Alexandria on Geary Street was the biggest theater in my neighborhood when I was growing up.  It had beautiful Streamline Moderne decorations till it got split into three theaters in 1976.  It opened in 1923.  I liked looking out my parents' back window and looking at the neon sign.  I remember seeing a Disney revival in one of the smaller rooms, the old balcony or loge, while a Star Wars movie was playing in the main auditorium.  We could hear it very clearly.  It closed in 2004 and various groups have been trying to build something within the structure. 

I took the photo on 18-February-2013.

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