Balboa Theatre

San Francisco, California

At the oceanmost fringes of Balboa Street, it always feels like 1962. The old movie theater marquee. The plastic laminate–counter restaurants and untrendy bars. The Outer Richmond is a place drifting through time at its own leisurely pace. But lately there’s been a whiff of change in the fog. Maybe it began when the Balboa Theatre switched out its musty recliners for comfortable seats and started showing first-run flicks, but it wasn’t too long before the place started looking down-right jaunty.

Last Reviewed
July 2015


3630 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA