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SF’s 51-Year-Old “O’Farrell Theatre” Strip Club Closes

Hunter S. Thompson called the club “the Carnegie Hall of public sex in America”
By - posted 11/4/2020 No Comment

Thanks to SFGate for letting us know that the Mitchell Brothers “O’Farrell Theatre” has closed. SF Gate reports that as part of its official closure the lavish interior has been gutted.

The strip club first opened as an x-rated movie theater in 1969 on the corner of Polk and O’Farrell in the Tenderloin.

Journalist Hunter S. Thompson, a longtime friend of the Mitchells and frequent visitor at the club, called the O’Farrell “the Carnegie Hall of public sex in America” and Playboy magazine praised it as “the place to go in San Francisco!”

Read more at SF Gate and learn more about the history of club on Wikipedia