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AMC Loews Metreon 16 theater boasts 16 large screens with 3D capabilities. The acoustics are magical and movie-viewing is a real pleasure. Grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and wash it down with a fountain drink from the snack bar before heading into your feature film. There is also an IMAX screen so you can watch films on the extra big screen.
There's always time for an escape. Where better to leave reality behind but in one of San Francisco's movie theaters. This nine screen cinema, Century Theatres Centre 9 sports all the luxury amenities expected from Century Theaters. Stadium seating with rocking love seats allows for comfort and prime viewing from every angle. The concession stand features Starbucks coffee and espresso, along with popcorn, hand-scooped ice cream and hot-dogs. Find it located on the fifth floor of Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre's expansion, above Bloomingdale's. Parking is available at the Fifth Street and Mission structure across from Bloomingdale's. See website for showtimes and more.
With a welcoming ambiance, Intersection for the Arts tops the list as being extremely unpretentious. Equipped with a huge space for exhibiting versatile art and crafts and a box theater for showcasing plays and movies, the venue is the pride of the Mission District. Many of the plays that take place here are not commercial but for the good of the community and neighborhood in particular. The artistic types are sure to meet like-minded people and be able to network with a diverse group of creative individuals. A non-profit organization without the glamorous facade—visit it once to believe it!
To merely describe this busy music hall as large would be a severe understatement. Its dance floor can hold up to 900 gyrating people. Two long bars border the dance area lending easy access to cocktail needs. The upstairs lounge area with its velvet pink and black cubed ottomans looks like the ideal setting for a Nelly music video, and provides refuge from the crowds. Featuring live music that ranges from rock to electronic, Mezzanine hosts both the hottest national touring acts and local favorites alike.
Located in the heart of Union Square, the Phoenix Theatre hosts a myriad of plays, musicals, and shows every year. Previous performances have included A Streetcar Name Desire, A Thunderbird Night of Terror, Spook, and pieces by San Francisco's own community theater company (Ray of Light Theatre, Inc.). Curl up in their cozy and intimate seats, and catch some of the best local acting, improv, and music acts.