Irving Theatre

1332 Irving Street,
San Francisco, CA 94122

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Previously operated by: Golden State Theater & Realty Corp.

Architects: Marc T. Jorgensen

Styles: Moorish

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Irving Theatre exterior

The Irving Theatre opened on June 10, 1926 with Julian Eltinge in “Madam, Behave!”, a second-run attraction. It was built at a cost of $250,000 by Golden State Theater & Realty Corp.

For the next 26 years it served as a second and/or third run neighborhood house serving the inner Sunset district.

It closed on July 8, 1962 and was torn down.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

GaryParks on August 1, 2002 at 4:59 pm

Stylistically it had many interior ornamental details in common with the Rivoli Theatre on San Pablo near University in Berkeley, still standing as a Smart & Final store, with the auditorium ornament mostly intact and visible.

William on December 4, 2003 at 4:38 pm

The Irving Theatre was located at 1332 Irving Street.

gsmurph on June 27, 2004 at 1:57 pm

Status: Single Screen.

gsmurph on June 27, 2004 at 1:59 pm

BLAST—-I meant to say Screens (Single Screen) not Status!

kencmcintyre on December 12, 2005 at 5:33 pm

Here are some additional photos from the SF Library:

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TOMNKAYE on November 22, 2010 at 2:14 am

I went to many Saturday Matinees in the 40s, I met my wife there in 57. Did plumbing in the apartment building in the 70s.
Many Great Memorys

OldSF40s on July 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Spent most of my week-ends here during the 40s. Walked to and fro about 15 city blocks day or night. Dishes and green stamps, too.

robertcampbell on May 4, 2015 at 1:46 am

The design of the rooftop sign was very similar to the Fairfax in Oakland. Curious if it was built by the same company.

DavidZornig on February 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Full width December 10, 1942 photo added, credit & courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

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