Thursday, September 22, 2016

Open All Nite -- September 22, 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 Paramount Theater at 1066  Market Street in 1944.  The Paramount was torn down to make way for Hallidie Plaza.  During World War II, many movie theaters stayed open all night so that people working odd shifts could see movies. 

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