Irving Theater

Irving Theater on Irving Street between 14th and 15th Avenues, December 10, 1942., 1942 - Courtesy of J.E. Tillmany

Opened: June 10, 1926

First film: "Madam Behave!" starring Julian Eltinge (a famous drag queen)

Location: Irving Street, on the north side between 14th and 15th Avenues. Sunset District, San Francisco, CA

Closed: July 8, 1962

The Irving, with its stunning sign that lit up the Inner Sunset at night, was torn down in 1962. An apartment building now occupies the lot.

(Thanks to Jack Tillmany for much of this information.)

Theater ad for the Irving Theatre, 1951 featuring "I was a Communist for the FBI", 1951 - Sunset News, July 5, 1951

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