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Balboa Theatre

43 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
If you hit it at the right time, around 6:30-7pm, you see this orange glow from the marquee, and you get this nostalgic feeling of cinema right away. This is the first theater I saw a movie at when I moved to San Francisco in 2007. It’s beautiful on the outside and inside, and was designed by the same architects as the Cliff House. It’s a great matinee theater. I would come here, see a matinee, walk down to Ocean Beach, get some food, and your day’s not done yet. Seeing a movie and being able to walk out with all these thoughts and walk to the ocean is a pretty fantastic experience.
Mohammad
Mohammad
November 3, 2016

Tips from locals

Lee
Lee
October 5, 2019
Theatre walking distance away. Watch a show, have dinner all on foot, make it a relaxing evening.
Jon
Jon
August 20, 2018
Local movie theatre with two movies. Usually one of them is something worth seeing. Good prices and wine and beer served!
Luis
Luis
March 11, 2018
Small, independent theatre...one of just a few left in San Francisco!
Sarah
Sarah
January 12, 2018
Walk to our local movie theater!
Jana And Peter
Jana And Peter
October 25, 2017
Great neighborhood theater

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Location
3630 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
Richmond District
Phone+1 415-221-8184
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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