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Coronet Theatre


Photo from the Scott Neff collection
3575 Geary Blvd
San Francisco CA 94118

Demolished 2007
Record #3251  
 Opened: November 2, 1949
 Closed: March 17, 2005
 Demolished: 2007
Capacity: 1336 seats
Architect(s): Cantin & Cantin
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: United Artists Theatres

The Coronet closed in 2005 and is scheduled to be converted into housing.

From the 1949 Theatre Catalog:

Heralded at its gala opening November 2, 1949, as the city's first major theatre construction in more than 15 years, the luxurious Coronet serves a middle-class residential populace in a neighborhood shopping district. Top productions on single feature billings follow downtown runs.

In addition to an eye-catching neon vertical sign rising from a three-sided marquee, the front features a plain block design in light Nile green with terrazzo marble running from the curb to the doorway. Marble, together with stainless steel, has also been generously used to trim the glass boxoffice and display cases.

The foyer is a blend of browns, creams, and gold with pre-colored acoustical plaster. A sunken lounge section behind the candy counter has entrances for the manager's office, telephone booth, and rest rooms. The entrance to the special television lounge is at the right. Wall-to-wall carpeting with floral designs in Venetian red retains the plush atmosphere.

The oval chartreuse ceiling of the auditorium has colored lights which follow the perimeter of the oval. Murals on the magenta walls are medieval in design.

Upper level seats have been arranged in a "stadium," rather than a conventional balcony pattern.

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February 2004 photos from the Eric Hooper collection.


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2003 photos from the Eric Hooper collection.


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1998 photos from the Scott Neff collection.


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October 1997 photos from the Kevin Dennis collection.


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February 1996 photos from the Kevin Dennis collection.


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1983 photos from the John Tarantino collection.


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1978 photos from the John Tarantino collection.


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1976 photos from the John Tarantino collection.


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1968 photos from the John Tarantino collection.


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1949 photos from the Theatre Directory collection.


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Last featured 11/25/2004. Last edited 8/11/2007.

 
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