AKA: Alhambra Theater, Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA; Crunch Gym, Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Miller and Pflueger, Architects (firm); James Rupert Miller (architect); Timothy Ludwig Pflueger (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925-1926

2 stories

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2320 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-1822

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The Alhambra Theatre #4 stood at 2320-2336 Polk Street in San Francisco, CA.

The Alhambra, an exotic motion picture palace designed by the wunderkind designer, Timothy Pflueger (1892-1946) opened on 11/05/1926. The last motion picture exhibited at the Alhambra as a single screen theatre was "Wag the Dog" in 1998. The theatre closed on 02/22/1998, and was replaced by a Crunch Gym franchise fitness center.

The Alhambra Theatre seated 1,625 on its opening day in 1926.

The Alhambra had been "twinned" in 1974. (Sources vary on the date as to whether it was 1974 or 1976, but the City Planning Commission Resolution 14005 of 11/09/1995 indicated that it was the former.) The cinderblock and gypsum board barrier created down the auditorium's center was removed in 1988.

San Francisco Historic Landmark (1996-02-21): 217

PCAD id: 1070