Thursday, September 29, 2016

See the Beauty Touch the Magic -- September 29, 2016

The San Francisco Arts Commission ( has set up a series of posters by artist Jeff Canham.  "The Best Show in Town" depicts messages that appeared on the marquees of famous theaters along Market Street from 1928 to 2015.

This item appeared on the marquee of the Market Street Cinema at at 1077  Market Street in 2015.  Showman Sid Grauman and his father David built it in 1911, calling it the Imperial.  In 1931 it became the United Artists.  In 1972 it became the Market Street Cinema.  It hosted adult entertainment, live and on film, until 2013.  I never went there. 

The building was torn down during September, 2016.  

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