A trip around the San Francisco’s newly-restored New Mission Theater, to be run by Alamo Drafthouse

I've heard a lot of good things lately about Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a small chain of movie theaters that screen independent and Hollywood fare, classics, and cult movies. The chain has a reputation for first-class projection, excellent food, a strictly enforced no-talking or texting policy, and (as the name Drafthouse suggests) good beer. I've been … Continue reading A trip around the San Francisco’s newly-restored New Mission Theater, to be run by Alamo Drafthouse

My Saturday: A whole lot of silent films at the Castro

I spent this Saturday at the Castro, where the San Francisco Silent Film Festival ran a one-day festival called--appropriately enough--A Day of Silents. They showed five programs, each with live musical accompaniment. The Black Pirate The festival got off to a slow start due to technical problems. The first movie, The Black Pirate, started more … Continue reading My Saturday: A whole lot of silent films at the Castro