The oldest street in the Bay Area once connected downtown
San Francisco with Mission Dolores. It later became the beginning of El
Camino and stretched the entire state. Today these streets are known as
16th St and Mission St. and they still call audiences from afar to hear
their stories. These days successful festivals all wish to be a part of
the magic of the Mission, and these venues can all be found just a few
blocks from these streets and their easy transit access.
If you're wondering what you can find at these theatres, our Film Festival Directory is a great place to start. Find descriptions and links to over 35 annual Bay Area film festivals. Almost all the multiple venue festivals have taken advantage of the excellent availability and transit access for film facilities and events in the Mission as well as our adjoining neighborhoods like SOMA's 9th Street and the premier venue, the Castro theatre, just a few blocks away.
And if you enjoy attending these theatres, you may wish to consider donating to the San Francisco Nieghborhood Theatre Foundation. Accomplishments in 2004-2005 included working with local preservation groups to gain local landmark status for the New Mission Theatre and presenting the Film Night in the Park outdoor film series in San Francisco, attracting over 10,000 people to films in Washington Sq, Dolores Park and Union Square. Here is their list of neighborhood theatres in San Francisco.
"Outside of downtown, not a single first-run theater exists in the entire eastern (or southern!) half of San Francisco. Only a dozen neighborhood theaters remain in San Francisco and most of these theaters are clustered in a few neighborhoods." Mission District theatres by mistersf.com
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Last Update JUNE 2006