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Great Star Theater

Theater Chinatown
Great Star Theater
Photograph: Flickr/woody1969 Great Star Theater

Built in 1925, the Great Star is one of the city’s few surviving grand theaters. Home to the Chinese Opera for 90-some years, it also served as a movie palace, one of few theaters in the country devoted to screening Mandarin and Cantonese language films. After sitting dark for several years, a non-profit took over stewardship in 2015 and the venue has been brought back to life, delivering live theater, dance, comedy and film to the community once more.




By: Ivy McNally


Venue name: Great Star Theater
Address: 636 Jackson St
San Francisco

Cross street: Kearny St
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