Yes, I've lamented the loss of the grand movie palaces before. Here are some more photos from Mission Street of the empty New Mission and now playing at the Grand: One $ Only Store!
And sadly Haight Ashbury's Red Vic Movie House recently shut down. The final screening was "Harold and Maude" on July 25- the theatre's 31st birthday.
Fortunately you can still catch a film at San Francisco's oldest continuously operating movie theatre, the Roxie on 16th at Valencia. It has had a few name changes since 1909- The Poppy, New 16th Street, The Rex, The Gem, The Gaiety- and some financial woes, but will hopefully be around to showcase documentary, independent, foreign and classic films for many years to come.