To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of San Francisco’s Ingleside neighborhood landmark movie palace, the El Rey, all are invited this November to listen to Therese Poletti, author of Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger speak about Pflueger, and then view The Smiling Lieutenant, the movie which inaugurated the theatre in 1930. There will be refreshments and live music.
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm
Movie at 8:30pm
Tickets: Available in October
All proceeds will benefit the Geneva Car Barn & Powerhouse (historic streetcar barn)
Sponsors: The Ingleside Light (newspaper) and Voice of Pentecost (owners/operators of the theatre building)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AS IT IS AVAILABLE, GO TO: www.elrey80th.com
El Rey Theatre is one of the largest neighborhood theatres in San Francisco, and features an enormous tower that is almost as tall as the auditorium is long. While many changes have been made to the building during its many years as a theatre and then a church, there is much of the original design remaining, including rich Art Deco ornamental plaster, and a backlit ceiling sunburst fashioned of the same kind of metalwork Pflueger used in his Oakland Paramount.
El Rey was seriously considered in the early stages of planning the 2008 Conclave, but had to be left out due to the multitude of other venues, and its relative geographic remoteness from other theatres on the itinerary. Here is a chance to go inside, and actually see a movie there as well!