Newly Transformed Presidio Theatre Opening This Fall

The historic Presidio Theatre, originally built in 1938, will re-open to the public this September as a performing arts center. Over the years, the theatre has mainly served as a movie theatre and assembly hall. But before this remodel, very few changes had been made to the building.

So the goal of the project was to thoroughly upgrade the 600-seat Presidio Theatre and make it suitable for a wide variety of uses: live music, theater, dance, film, and lecture space. It will also include a large rehearsal space and an outdoor plaza for public events.

The facility will open to the public with a grand opening event on Saturday, September 21st, at 7pm. The following day, it will host a free public open house with entertainment and tours from 12 noon to 5pm.

Future events already scheduled for the 2019-2020 season include:

* Vodvil by Andrew Evans featuring classically modern magic, intimate illusions with contemporary roots in San Francisco’s Mission district

* The Family Crest, reflecting the rich Bay Area independent music community

* The premiere of a new silent film shot at the Presidio in partnership the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Presidio Trust

* Grammy-nominated Latin jazz artist John Santos

* Bay Area Theatresports and Imprōv from Los Angeles

* The premiere of Tattooed, a new flamenco performance-art work with a timely, powerful feminist message using traditional and contemporary movement, music and spoken word by Fanny Ara, Marina Elana and guest artist Yaelisa.

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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  1. Hi: There are no “buy a ticket” links for the new theater events, just videos. Please include so folks can actually buy tickets on-line and attend events.. Tx! J.

    1. Vincent Archuleta September 20, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks for letting us know. When we published this article, the programming hadn’t been set. We’ve added a link to their calendar. :-)

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