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Coordinates: 37°45′54.06″N 122°25′7.95″W / 37.7650167°N 122.418875°W / 37.7650167; -122.418875
Victoria Theatre is a 480-seat in San Francisco's Mission District, which presents locally-produced original plays, live concerts, film festivals, musicals, performances by international performing companies and other kinds of events. The theater is located at 2961 16th Street (at Capp Street) in San Francisco, California.History
The Victoria Theatre was originally built in 1908 as Brown's Opera House, showing vaudeville and motion pictures, and was owned by ancestors of the California politicians Pat Brown and Jerry Brown. In the 1940s and 1950s, the theater was named El Teatro Victoria and showed Spanish language movies. From 1963 to 1978, the theater was a burlesque house called the New Follies Burlesk. After renovation in 1978 and reopening in March 1979, it was renamed the Victoria Theatre, and is the oldest operational theatre in San Francisco.Recent activity
The theatre has video and 35mm with Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound capabilities. The Victoria Theatre became San Francisco Landmark #215 on 2 March 1996.
From June 17 to 27, 2010, the Victoria, along with the Roxie Cinema and the Castro Theatre, hosted the 34rd Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.. The theater often hosts new documentary films like The Recess Ends, and live theatrical performances by Ray of Light Theatre such as Bat Boy: The Musical (2005), The Rocky Horror Show (2008), and The Who's Tommy (2009).