Balboa Theatre

★★★★★
  • 3630 Balboa St

    San Francisco, CA 94121

    Cross street: at 37th Ave.

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  • 415-221-8184

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Smelly Old Seats: Hold your breath. This place stinks. Literally. Good God, don't bring a date here. Just go if you're planning on showering immediately afterwards. F-it, just don't go!

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★★★★★

Smelly Old Seats: Hold your breath. This place stinks. Literally. Good God, don't bring a date here. Just go if you're planning on showering immediately afterwards. F-it, just don't go!

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One of the oldest movie theater in San Francisco and it looks it and feels it. It is a very small theater which could use a little face life. The movies are mostly independent movies. We still go here because of sentimental reasons.

3
★★★☆☆

One of the oldest movie theater in San Francisco and it looks it and feels it. It is a very small theater which could use a little face life. The movies are mostly independent movies. We still go here because of sentimental reasons.

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This was a favorite hang out spot of mine because it was right up the street from my house. This theater is great because it now only shows great independent films, but it also shows some of the better mainstream movies.

PROS: Great movie selection
CONS: Not enough showings

5
★★★★★

This was a favorite hang out spot of mine because it was right up the street from my house. This theater is great because it now only shows great independent films, but it also shows some of the better mainstream movies.

PROS: Great movie selection
CONS: Not enough showings

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A number of years ago, this theatre showcased both mainstream and independent films, but now only independent films are being shown. But if you like independent films, you can't go wrong for the 2 for 1 deal they have. There are only two theatres and they are small compared to the main theatres like Century, but the popcorn for the most part is fresh and there is a nice little sitting area where you can look at reviews for upcoming independent films, while you wait for the movie room to open. The movie selection is limited (only four choices at a time), but if you see something you like, it's worth the experience.

4
★★★★☆

A number of years ago, this theatre showcased both mainstream and independent films, but now only independent films are being shown. But if you like independent films, you can't go wrong for the 2 for 1 deal they have. There are only two theatres and they are small compared to the main theatres like Century, but the popcorn for the most part is fresh and there is a nice little sitting area where you can look at reviews for upcoming independent films, while you wait for the movie room to open. The movie selection is limited (only four choices at a time), but if you see something you like, it's worth the experience.

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Balboa Theater is a great location if you're into independent movies and such. If you're tired of watching the same old summer blockbusters then this is probably a good place to visit.

Prices are decent. The place has its own kind of charm to it. I enjoyed it a lot with my friends, i'm sure you will too.

3
★★★☆☆

Balboa Theater is a great location if you're into independent movies and such. If you're tired of watching the same old summer blockbusters then this is probably a good place to visit.

Prices are decent. The place has its own kind of charm to it. I enjoyed it a lot with my friends, i'm sure you will too.

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The Balboa Theatre is a really old theater. It's been in the neighborhood for many years. They offer double features for a low price of around $8. I love their concession stand. They always have fresh fresh popcorn. It never seems to bother me that it is an older theater. But they always tend to be one of the better ones.

4
★★★★☆

The Balboa Theatre is a really old theater. It's been in the neighborhood for many years. They offer double features for a low price of around $8. I love their concession stand. They always have fresh fresh popcorn. It never seems to bother me that it is an older theater. But they always tend to be one of the better ones.

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Awesome place to take a date. I hate going to those large movie theaters and having the movie ruied by someone. Great seating and large screen. Also speakers are superb. I can't wait to watch another movie there. Just pick up a large popcorn and soda and enjoy myself since prices are very reasonable. Do yourself a favor and check out this place.

5
★★★★★

Awesome place to take a date. I hate going to those large movie theaters and having the movie ruied by someone. Great seating and large screen. Also speakers are superb. I can't wait to watch another movie there. Just pick up a large popcorn and soda and enjoy myself since prices are very reasonable. Do yourself a favor and check out this place.

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I love this movie theatre. The decor of this theatre really sets the ambiance for a great night. The reasonably priced tickets, old style pop-corn makers and double features create a wonderfull setting for movie viewing. Shows a great assortment of Independant movies. Great value for you money.

4
★★★★☆

I love this movie theatre. The decor of this theatre really sets the ambiance for a great night. The reasonably priced tickets, old style pop-corn makers and double features create a wonderfull setting for movie viewing. Shows a great assortment of Independant movies. Great value for you money.

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I love this independent theatre for so many reasons. Not only do you get 2 movies for one low price but the seats are actually comfortable enough to keep you in there for 2 showings! Really, this is the only theatre that doesn't make my butt numb!

5
★★★★★

I love this independent theatre for so many reasons. Not only do you get 2 movies for one low price but the seats are actually comfortable enough to keep you in there for 2 showings! Really, this is the only theatre that doesn't make my butt numb!

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This slightly dusty and worn movie theater provides world class values and a wonderful escape. Drive down Balboa almost to the beach, park, buy some pocorn ans settle down for a double feature of world class movies in a gentle and non commercial atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

This slightly dusty and worn movie theater provides world class values and a wonderful escape. Drive down Balboa almost to the beach, park, buy some pocorn ans settle down for a double feature of world class movies in a gentle and non commercial atmosphere.

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The Balboa Theatre is a fun, cute, little theatre with interesting movies. Their snack bar selection is different too. Weekend specials include a double feature for matinee prices.

4
★★★★☆

The Balboa Theatre is a fun, cute, little theatre with interesting movies. Their snack bar selection is different too. Weekend specials include a double feature for matinee prices.

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A fantastic local theatre located in the outer Richmond District. Showing the best in the latest independent film releases. Double bargain matinees at ridiculously low prices, an online newsletter, talks with the directors, all sorts of fun things going on! Support independent local theatres!

5
★★★★★

A fantastic local theatre located in the outer Richmond District. Showing the best in the latest independent film releases. Double bargain matinees at ridiculously low prices, an online newsletter, talks with the directors, all sorts of fun things going on! Support independent local theatres!

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Only $6 for matinee features. They used to have double features for $5. I'm not sure if they have that anymore, from what I see on their website. They have tasteful films such as The House of Sand and Fog and Shattered Glass, and quality family films like Elf. The theatre is owned and managed by true film buffs with film backgrounds, and you can tell simply by looking at the care they put in the way the theatre looks - retro and historic. You can get in for free on your birthday.

4
★★★★☆

Only $6 for matinee features. They used to have double features for $5. I'm not sure if they have that anymore, from what I see on their website. They have tasteful films such as The House of Sand and Fog and Shattered Glass, and quality family films like Elf. The theatre is owned and managed by true film buffs with film backgrounds, and you can tell simply by looking at the care they put in the way the theatre looks - retro and historic. You can get in for free on your birthday.

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This is a great little theatre. Friendly staff, great shows, and two for the price of one viewings. Yay!

3
★★★★★

This is a great little theatre. Friendly staff, great shows, and two for the price of one viewings. Yay!

Pros: inexpensive, friendly staff

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I recently visited it for my first time and enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a nice little theatre, and a good change from the usual "super-cinema" types. Plus, the popcorn isn't nearly as expensive. I'll be back soon.

3
★★★★★

I recently visited it for my first time and enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a nice little theatre, and a good change from the usual "super-cinema" types. Plus, the popcorn isn't nearly as expensive. I'll be back soon.

 

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