Irving Theatre

1332 Irving between 14th and 15th Avenues. Showing 'Topper Returns', 'Sleepers West' and 'Dionne Quints.' Safeway store on left, United Grocers Montrose Market on the right., Jun 1941 - Alfred Cook (Courtesy of a Private Collector)

Opened: June 10, 1926

First film: "Madam Behave!" starring Julian Eltinge (a famous drag queen)

Location: Irving Street, on the north side between 14th and 15th Avenues. Sunset District, San Francisco, CA

Closed: July 8, 1962

The Irving, with its stunning sign that lit up the Inner Sunset at night, was torn down in 1962. An apartment building now occupies the lot.

(Thanks to Jack Tillmany for this information.)

Theater ad for the Irving Theatre, 1951 featuring "I was a Communist for the FBI", 1951 - Sunset News, July 5, 1951


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