AMC Kabuki 8

1881 Post Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: Sundance Cinemas

Firms: ELS Architects

Functions: Movies (Film Festivals), Movies (First Run), Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Oriental

Previous Names: Sundance Kabuki, AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 415.931.9800

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AMC Kabuki 8

Opened as a cinema on December 5, 1986, this multiplex, built on the top of the Japan Center and initially intended to play a mix of mainstream and independent/foreign films, has in recent years served as the main venue of the San Francisco International Film Festival. The largest of the theaters was originally designed for live shows; the rest of the cinemas were built around it to become the movie house complex.

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Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

rayman29 on April 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm

So AMC had to sell this theatre because of purchasing Loews, then they got it back as a result of purchasing Carmike. Is AMC selling a nearby theatre so they don’t have too much market share? If not, it was silly to make them sell this theatre in the first place.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

stevenj – that’s stock footage. All AMC Dine-In theatres show the same picture.

rayman – that’s a good point, but I think it would take somebody filing a lawsuit or bringing the DOJ back into it to make that happen again.

jeffpiatt on June 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm the DOJ trade off already happened they spun off the few that had to go so it’s back as a AMC. it also marked as a “Dine-In Express Pick-up” location so they have the full dine-in menu but you order it and pick it up at the booth and carry it in to the theater. the table may have to wait for a full renovation of the auditorums to add tables.

jeffpiatt on July 17, 2017 at 5:12 am apperently it has the Dine-in menu but not the rest of the features the Express concept seems to be set upo for former Sundance and the former Muvico Thousand Oaks location.

jeffpiatt on February 5, 2018 at 5:36 am hopefully one of these two get installed during the upgrade cycle that should be coming soon in 2018 or 2019. AMC is working to get all locations LEED complient or Energy star rated. the last remodel i was in had the paper towels replaced with the Dyson hand driers and signs explaining how the new restrooms were greener.

MSC77 on February 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm

The June 1, 2004 comment claiming this was the first San Francisco theater to have THX Sound is not correct. The first was the UA Galaxy. Unfortunately I’ve seen the erroneous claim repeated elsewhere.

jeffpiatt on February 27, 2018 at 11:27 am

now the AMC Kabuki 8 again AMC has dropped this theater from the dine in brand

stevenj on March 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

MSC77….You are correct re: 1st THX sound system. The Kabuki was still having live concerts in 1984 when the Galaxy opened.

rivest266 on August 16, 2018 at 7:20 pm

This opened on December 5th, 1986 as a cinema. Grand opening ad posted.

Spectrum Entertainment
Spectrum Entertainment on October 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

This theatre’s opening movies include Heartbreak Ridge, Ran, The Lightship, Men, Malcolm, and Mona Lisa.

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