Welcome to CinemaTour!  Sign In

CinemaTour
 
Cinema History Around the World  
 HOME ·· CINEMAS ·· LINKS ·· BOOKS
 Contact Cinematour ·· Help & Hints ·· About Cinematour
 

Embassy Theatre

1125 Market St
San Francisco CA 94103

Demolished 1989
Record #16880  
 Opened: January 21, 1907
 Closed: 1989
 Demolished: 1989
Capacity:
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.

 Photos
 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

May 1980 photos from the Ron Keillor collection.


114 KB · 625x360


---
---

Return to the top of this page   or   Return to the main page


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

 
Fandango
Buy movie tickets, look up showtimes, watch trailers and more!

The content of this website is a research work in progress and is being provided to the public for informational purposes only. As such, articles may contain errors, bias, duplication, or need to be cleaned up. Some documents, images and logos contained in these documents belong to various organizations and corporations. Their inclusion here is for the benefit of the reader and for the benefit of the particular organization, but they are, in fact, the copyrighted property of those organizations. Their presence here does not imply any endorsement of CinemaTour by those organizations. CinemaTour is not affiliated with any cinema or circuit.

© 1995-2014 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
Use of this site signifies agreement to terms of service.