Cinemas in San Francisco

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  • boo59Leicester
    Leicester, UK364 contributions
    We didn't go inside as it was shut but the Castro is an eye opener if you are not too shocked by the community. We had a nice stroll around and were very educated indeed.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • Me!
    76 contributions
    It’s a nice stop next to Yerba Buena gardens. Convenient to Moscone Centre. Good choices for a casual meal out.
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • Allergyissues
    London, UK89 contributions
    We went to see the new Star Wars movie. Our seats were row 2 which I felt was a little too close to the screen. Looking up to watch the film. We had eaten before coming so just ordered drinks and pop corn from our seats. Staff were attentive throughout the film collecting orders and serving food and drink during the film.
    Written 25 December 2019
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  • Reed
    Orlando, FL1,376 contributions
    AMC is my theater chain of choice, so I had to check out the premiere AMC in San Fransisco when visiting! In typical “big city” theater fashion, it can be a tad bit confusing to figure out how to get up to the theater at night when the mall is closed. Our only disappointment with this AMC is unfortunately the staff - the showtimes on the app didn’t jive with the showtimes displayed and no one could answer our question on when the movie actually started. The concession stand was just as much of a mess with no one paying attention to the A-List line and more people hanging out behind the counter than working. That all being said, once we actually got into the theater the experience was great. Perfect IMAX picture and sound on one of the largest IMAX screens in the country. A clean theater, hallway and restrooms also. Overall a good experience!
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,092 contributions
    I went to Roxie Cinema, which is a historic independent movie theater in the Mission District. They were having a special movie called: Fantastic Fungi.

    The theater is on 16th Street.
    Written 14 January 2020
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  • Brian E
    Santa Rosa, CA400 contributions
    We went there to see the new "West Side Story" movie. On the plus side, there is protected public parking nearby, it's easy to buy a ticket, and the staff was friendly. But it has the feel of a 2000s movie theater that has simply been over-used. While this speak well of its popularity, compared to comparable theaters it was kind of "meh."
    Written 20 December 2021
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,092 contributions
    I went to see the movies at Century Theater at Westfield Shopping Centre in San Francisco. This is a good place to see a movie. They have recliners, so its very comfortable.

    They have a snack bar. Service is good.
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • MancTeacher
    Manchester, UK332 contributions
    I am bored of gimmicks in cinemas such as reclining chairs that do not recline as much as you would like. The ticket prices are double what they were and you are not paying for much more.

    So, AMC Van Ness wins hands down because it hasn't done this. It still has an art deco feel about it. I saw Mary Poppins here and the sound was excellent the screen was a good size.

    The only down side? There are very few staff working here on concessions, so be prepared to wait. Otherwise, it's great!
    Written 9 January 2019
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  • JDZatSF
    San Francisco, CA944 contributions
    It's nice going to the theatre to see movies, but it's hard to call it the big screen at this theatre, where it's been cut down to size. But for $5 Tuesdays, it's a good deal.
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • Sebastian M
    1 contribution
    For the price we have payed for this B & B, we would have expected cleaner rooms. No matter what the owner's story in the 60s and 70s was, she is responsible for a clean bathroom and bed as well as a good breakfast. Both aspects did not meet our expectations. The toilet in the bathroom was not flushed as we arrived in the evening, hairs were spread in the shower and on the floor, most probable owned by our predecessors. Moreover, the room and the whole B & B is a little bit smelly.
    Regarding the breakfast: As we booked the room, breakfast was included in the rate of 120 $ per night. But we learned that only one coffee/tea and a item as a bagle or granola is included. All additional items need to be purchased.

    Concluding, the B & B is not worth that rate that has to be payed. And to all who say "but then you can not get to know Semi Sunchild and her Hippie experience", we would like to respond: come and see her at breakfast e. g. on weekends and talk to her. It's for free and you stay in another hotel.
    Written 29 August 2012
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