AKA: Pantages Theater, San Francisco, CA; Pantages Vaudeville House, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Priteca, B. Marcus, Architect (firm); Barnet Marcus Priteca (architect)

Dates: constructed 1910-1911

937 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1701

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The San Francisco Pantages was the first theatre design B. Marcus Priteca executed for Alexander Pantages, who owned the largest vaudeville circuit on the West Coast; this theatre opened 12/30/1911; Priteca also designed the adjoining Marshall Square Office Building; this theatre seat approximately 1,800 when it opened. Theatre historian, David Naylor, in his American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1981), p. 216), noted that the Pantages seated 1,800.


PCAD id: 1556