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San Francisco's Bridge Movie Theater To Close

It’s the end of a 73-year era for the Bridge Theater in San Francisco’s Richmond district. The single screen theater has scheduled its last movie for Thursday night.
 
Landmark Theaters is ending its operations at the theater, which shows independent and foreign language films. Joshua Granell was the house manager for twelve years, back when he says they broke attendance records with exclusive engagements of films like Shakespeare in Love and The Blair Witch Project.

Granell says everything changed when the big multiplexes grabbed the San Francisco market about six years ago.

"And so we went from being super busy and almost vital in San Francisco to being passé almost overnight," says Granell.

Landmark has not given a reason for the closure.
 

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