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Embassy Theatre

1125 Market St
San Francisco CA 94103

Demolished 1989
Record #16880  
 Opened: January 21, 1907
 Closed: 1989
 Demolished: 1989
Architect(s): Reid Bros
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Bell, American, Rialto, Rivoli Opera House, Vitaphone, Warner Bros

The American opened in 1907. It was being built as the Bell before the 1906 earthquake. Other names include Rialto, Rivoli Opera House, and it became the Embassy in 1927. During the early days of talkies, the Embassy featured "Vitaphone" on the vertical sign.

The Embassy was severely damaged in the 1989 earthquake and had to be demolished.

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May 1980 photos from the Ron Keillor collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 9/19/2010.

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