The 'Alhambra Theatre is a Moorish Revival movie theater building at 2330 Polk Street in San Francisco, California that opened on November 5, 1926. The theatre was designed by architect Timothy L. Pflueger, who also designed the Castro Theater and the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California.
The Alhambra Theatre once had 1,625 seats when it opened, and later was converted to twin theaters in 1976. It reopened as a single screen in 1988, and finally closed as a movie theater on 22 February 1998. It was designated official San Francisco landmark #217 on February 21, 1996.
The building is now occupied Crunch Fitness. The conversion to the gym has retained most of the interior detail and movies are shown on the still-present big screen. The balcony retains the aisles, which have been widened and there are only four. They accommodate about 80 cardio machines facing the screen.
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“The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.”
—Enid Bagnold (18891981)