San Francisco, California
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It’s a sign of the times that as single-screen movie theaters are vanishing, their role as a neighborhood meeting place is usurped by third-wave coffee bars and artisanal-food boutiques. It’s rare, though, that the connection is as direct as it is on Haight Street, where the beloved Red Vic Movie House has been converted into a micro market hall by its original owner. Second Act houses five minuscule businesses, including a piroshki maker and (of course) a juice bar. But wait … could that be a refreshment stand, selling popcorn, candy, soda, and beer and wine? Yes—it turns out there’s a 49-seat event space in the back of the building, where you can catch a very diverse assortment of entertainers. Maybe change isn’t always bad.

Last Reviewed
020 2015

Address

1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA

Contact

415/668-3994

Second Act

San Francisco, California
$$

It’s a sign of the times that as single-screen movie theaters are vanishing, their role as a neighborhood meeting place is usurped by third-wave coffee bars and artisanal-food boutiques. It’s rare, though, that the connection is as direct as it is on Haight Street, where the beloved Red Vic Movie House has been converted into a micro market hall by its original owner. Second Act houses five minuscule businesses, including a piroshki maker and (of course) a juice bar. But wait … could that be a refreshment stand, selling popcorn, candy, soda, and beer and wine? Yes—it turns out there’s a 49-seat event space in the back of the building, where you can catch a very diverse assortment of entertainers. Maybe change isn’t always bad.

Last Reviewed
November 2015

Address

1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA

Contact

415/668-3994