Tag Archive: Avenue Theater

Jan 31

Wondering What’s Left of the Avenue Theater’s Auditorium? See for Yourself

Now that the facade of the Avenue Theater has received a complete renovation, the question we keep hearing is “in what condition is the interior?”  The auditorium space was briefly reopened to the public for a sneak peek during last year’s big sign unveiling event.  Many, including myself, were expecting to see a creepy, crumbling, …

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Nov 08

Portola Receives Two S.F. Beautiful Awards!

The impressive amount of community work being done in the neighborhood has received some larger citywide recognition at the 2017 S.F. Beautiful Awards. S.F. Beautiful is a non-profit that dates back to 1947 and advocates for beautification and the preservation of S.F.’s character. Over the years the group has managed to save the cable cars …

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Oct 13

The Jewel Is Back In The Crown – Avenue Theater Facade Sparks Back To Life

The Event A diamond in the rough, the Avenue Theater has finally received some of the polishing it deserves, returning it to a position of prominence and community pride.  In a large celebration put on by the Portola Neighborhood Association in September, Mayor Ed Lee and community representatives involved in the project, flipped a giant electrical …

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Sep 12

Mayor To Unveil Avenue Theater’s Striking New Neon Tomorrow – Come Join The Party!

After years of planning and decades of wishful thinking, tomorrow night Mayor Ed Lee will flip the switch on a new chapter in the Avenue Theater’s history.  Come join the countdown and tour an historical exhibit curated by our Portola neighbors in the old Johnson’s B.B.Q. space.  Live organ music, ice cream and an after …

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Aug 24

Apparently Kevin Spacey Has Our Doors

We’ve heard this neighborhood rumor for quite some time and it appears that it might actually be true. If you haven’t heard, the story is that actor Kevin Spacey bought the Avenue Theater’s entry doors several years ago when the church operating out of the space at the time, deemed them too risqué for their …

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Aug 05

Solving The Avenue’s Neon Color Mystery

It’s been over 30 years since the neon on the Avenue Theater’s marquee last glowed, and when the P.N.A. took on the restoration project, the goal was to make it look just as it did in its heyday. This presented a problem for the restoration team that was tasked with bringing the iconic sign back …

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Jun 16

Power Of The Portola: Community Surpasses Fundraising Goal In Record Time

  The quick success of the Avenue Theater crowdfunding campaign goes to show how much us Portolans cherish our theater.  In a surprising show of support, the $7,500 goal was met in just 9 days.  But what’s truly astounding, is that the donations aren’t stopping.  As I write this post, the tally is now over …

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Jun 08

“See Your Name Up In Lights”: Avenue Theater Crowdfunding Off To A Strong Start!

The restoration of the Avenue Theater facade is in full swing but to achieve the financial goal the Portola Neighborhood Association needs your help! The city has generously pitched in the majority of the funds to restore the facade and light the marquee but it’s not enough to make the project as flashy as it …

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