Roxie Theater

San Francisco, CA

The Roxie is the oldest continuously running cinema in the United States (2nd oldest in the world) and opened at its current location in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1909.

In it’s early years the theater presented silent films accompanied by live vaudeville and burlesque performances. During the Golden Age of Hollywood (1920’s – 1960’s) the Roxie operated as a neighborhood movie house. In the 1960’s/70’s the theater, run by members of the Russian mafia, helped to pioneer the...

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