Founded in 1909, the Roxie is the oldest continually running theater in San Francisco, and so when it almost went under in 2005, a private donor saved it with a huge donation and a great idea; the theater merged with the New College of California and is now a nonprofit film center serving both students and the general public. Management has promised that the programming will stay the same and that they will continue to screen the best new alternative films anywhere, as well as host filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog. The low-budget contemporary features are largely devoid of Hollywood candy coating; many are West Coast premieres. Phone for schedules, prices, and show times. Admission is $8 adults, $4 seniors 65 plus and children 11 and under; $5 matinee is the first show on weekends.
- © Frommer's 2013
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