Roxie Cinema


Roxie Cinema is located at 16th Street in San Francisco, California and is approximately 11 miles from San Francisco International Airport. Opened in 1909, The Roxie is the oldest continuously operating movie theater in San Francisco. However, during its history it has undergone renovations and name changes before settling on the current Roxie name in 1933, which was apparently imitating the famous Roxy Theatre in New York.

The Roxie is a 300-seat theater with an unusual marquee that has a neon sign displaying the name of the cinema but no room for the film titles on show there. The cinema specializes in showing low budget but high quality films and in particular documentaries. In fact it has the distinction of showing more documentaries each year than any other theater in the U.S.

Visitors can enjoy a film showing any day of the week with start times usually 7pm and 9pm. There are also a couple of additional showings in the afternoons on Saturdays and Sundays. Before or after watching a film at The Roxie, visitors may like to dine somewhere and there are plenty of eateries within walking distance of the theater including Pizzeria Delfina on 18th Street.

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