Founder of Alamo Drafthouse, Tim League has reported that they are planning to bring their cinema experience to San Francisco’s Mission District with the renovation and subdivision of the New Mission Theater. Updates and more information can be found at the Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission Facebook page. Alamo Drafthouse is a chain of cinemas that are known for their movies, unique events and for serving beer and food at shows.
We are planning on a full and complete historic renovation. Even though our plan is to subdivide the balconies into small boutique theaters, we will be doing it in such a way as to preserve nearly all of the amazing architectural details of the space. We would still preserve the massive downstairs screen and transform that space into a potential premiere venue with state of the art sound and picture. We have been working hand-in-hand with the both historic and neighborhood groups to make sure that our restoration plans meet with their approval. The great news is that the theater interior is largely in good shape. A large percentage of the interior details have been preserved and even most of the light fixtures are intact.
via Heather Kramer
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