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CineArts at the Empire


2005 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
Cinemark Theatres
85 W Portal Ave
San Francisco CA 94127
(415) 661-2539

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Record #2914  
 Opened: December 26, 1925
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 Also Known As: Portal, Empire Cinema
 Previously operated by: Century Theatres

The Portal Theatre opened on Christmas Day in 1925. Syufy Enterprises (Century Theatres) acquired the theater on March 27, 1974. It was modernized in October 1974 and reopened as the Empire Theatre. Century Theatres renovated the theater again in 2003 and converted programming to art house product.

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January 2005 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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November 2000 photos from the Scott Neff collection.


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1996 photos from the Syufy Enterprises collection.


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Last featured 1/15/2005. Last edited 7/26/2012.

 
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