Saturday, September 12, 2015

Acme Theater -- September 12, 2015

Moving Picture World, 25-September-1915

San Francisco's Acme Theater stood on Stockton Street "just beyond the Stockton tunnel."  It was noted for the great variety of people who made up its audience.  "A more motley crowd than visits this theater in the evening would be difficult to conceive.  Chinese, Japanese, French, Italians, Filipinos, Hindus and Spanish form a large part of the audience, but they are very orderly.  Occasionally parties from Nob Hill visit the place to study the different races and to see pictures out of the ordinary.  The best business is in the fall, when the salmon packets have returned to San Francisco from Alaska, filled with foreign workers well supplied with ready money." 

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