Laurel Theatre

2111 Polk Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109

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The Laurel Theatre operated by the 1975 as a gay male porn cinema, when Polk Street was considered the second gay district of the city.

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MagicLantern on December 29, 2004 at 2:54 am

In 1964, Life Magazine had an article about homosexuals in San Francisco, in which photographs of the interior of this building were published – it was a gay bar known as the Jumping Frog at that time.

sinclair on January 22, 2006 at 5:47 pm

This grundgey little dive was one of the many many gay porn houses in SF during the ‘70s. A storefront transformed into a theater, with a room with couches in it off to the right side of the screen. I am sure it would’ve elicited shrieks if it was viewed in daylight. Fun.

m00se1111 on August 3, 2022 at 5:38 pm

per the ‘extended’ version of the Toby Ross classic, “Cruisin ‘57”, this theatre held the San Francisco premiere Oct 15, 1975

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