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Left In The Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres | City Lights

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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Authors R.A. McBride & Julie Lindow come to City Lights to discuss their new book “Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres” which celebrates twentieth century movie theatres and moviegoing through lush full-color fine art photographs, and personal essays that offer both scholarly and literary appeal.

R.A. McBride’s vivid portraits of San Francisco movie theatres, including the Castro, New Mission, and Balboa to name a few, illuminate the role of the movie house as a great social nexus.

McBride has gained rare access to the interiors of closed theatres, picturing them empty and allowing the grandeur of the architecture to take center stage. Casting the theatres as characters within the city’s cultural landscape, scholars and film exhibitors such as Rebecca Solnit, Eddie Muller, Chi-hui Yang, and Gary Meyer, among others, uncover a spectacular variety of forgotten or never-before revealed histories.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, Movies, San Francisco