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Straight Theater demolished

Unfinished History

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The Straight Theater at Haight and Cole Streets in 1978, a year before its demolition.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library


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Before its demolition the Straight Theater had housed concerts featuring Janis Joplin and other famous bands of the early rock 'n roll era.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 1978

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Trolley car on Haight Street at Cole, 1946.

Photo: Private Collector

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Easterly view of trolley on Haight Street at Cole, 1936.

Photo: Private Collector


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The Haight Theater was closed in 1964 after over fifty years as a movie house.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library


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Marquee proclaiming the Straight Theater, 1967.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library


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The 1981 demolition of the Straight Theater, once the Haight Street Movie Theater, drew a large crowd to witness the end of the historic structure.

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Photo: Chris Carlsson


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Graffiti enscribed on wall across empty lot after demolition of Straight Theater.

Photo: Chris Carlsson


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Poster for Michael McClure play "Blossom" at the Straight Theater, c. 1969.

courtesy Nina Serrano


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