San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)
Several S.F. indie movie theaters ready to reopen for an uncertain summer.
Several San Francisco independent movie theaters are reopening in May and June, joining major national chains that have been open for about two months.
The exceptions are the Castro Theatre, 4 Star Theatre and Marina Theatre, which have not yet announced reopening dates.
In the meantime, below is a list of theaters, opening dates and some select programming highlights.
Reopening date: May 14
Godzillafest: The twoday festival kicks off with the screening of the original 1954 “Godzilla” monster movie at 3 p.m. reopening day.
“Crossroads”: A VHS copy of Britney Spears’ 2002 road movie is projected onscreen to restart the theater’s “Rewind Wednesday” VHS series, and starting a rock ’n’ roll week, at 7:30 p.m. May 19.
“A Quiet Place Part II” and “Cruella”: Big studio releases open May 27.
3630 Balboa St., S.F. 4152213117. cinemasf.com/balboa
Reopening date: May 21
Fan’s choice: The theater’s reopening movie will be decided by fans who can vote at roxie.com.
May 2223: “Eraserhead” (35mm), David Lynch’s 1977 first feature; “The Story of a ThreeDay Pass,” Melvin Van Peebles’ landmark 1968 film about a Black soldier’s love affair with a white woman; “Punk the Capital,” a new documentary on the rise of punk in Washington, D.C.; “Sisters With Transistors,” a new documentary about electronic music’s female pioneers.
DocFest: San Francisco Independent Film Festival’s annual documentary festival runs June 36 and June 1013, available virtually June 320. 3117 16th St., S.F. 4158631087. roxie.com
Reopening date: June 11
Reopening night: Palo Alto native and “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu brings LinManuel Miranda’s 2007 stage musical “In the Heights” to the big screen.
3290 Sacramento St., S.F. 4153462228. cinemasf.com/vogue