The gallery area now houses the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and the Exploratorium. The theatre, which seats 1,000 in a continental-style configuration, was added in 1970. The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is operated by the Palace of Fine Arts League, Inc., a non-profit corporation. Past events have included: The Late Show with David Letterman, Phil Donohue Show, Jay Leno, Joan Baez, Tori Amos, Robin Williams, Dave Koz, San Francisco Ballet, David Byrne, and Brian Eno.
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art. Completely rebuilt from 1964 to 1974, it is one of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition.
The most prominent building of the complex, a 162 feet (49 m) high open rotunda, is enclosed by a lagoon on one side, and is neighboring a large, curved exhibition center on the other side, which is separated from the lagoon by colonnades. As of 2019, the exhibition center (one of San Francisco's largest single-story buildings) was being used as a venue for events such as weddings or trade fairs. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Fine_Arts
Photo Credits: Image of Palace of Fine Arts by King of Hearts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Fine_Arts
Image of Palace of Fine Arts Theater by Mark Portillo
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