To the Editor…

by on January 23, 2014

Mr. Tillmany’s knowledge of the area’s movie theaters is wonderfully enjoyable in his various books but an extended history like this one with photos is most welcome. More please. And how about one interior photos though I know they are often hard to find.Growing up I saw some roadshows at the UA but one of my favorites was getting to see Roman Polanski’s THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS in 1968. This sublime spoof on vampire movies was ignored by its distributor, MGM and had its San Francisco premiere at the UA on the second half of a double feature for three days.A question for Jack or anyone else.United Artists Theatres were owned by San Francisco’s Naify family (originally United California) and not, as often thought by UA Pictures. But there were plenty of United Artists theaters not owned by them. How did they get thus named?

This feedback was sent by:gary meyer from OAKLAND, CA

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