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It’s Showtime at the Presidio Again

The Presidio Theatre is opening its doors again after 24 years. Photo: Frank Schulenburg


On Sept. 21, the Presidio Theatre was open for business once again, following a $30 million renovation. The 600-seat venue will be used for a range of activities, including live music, theater, dance, films, lectures, and live events.

The building was constructed in 1939 by the U.S. Army with Works Progress Administration money. It is located near the parade grounds on the Main Post. For decades it was used as a cinema for service members stationed at the Presidio, but when the Army left in 1994, it was left vacant. (For trivia fans, the final film shown there was Maverick, on Aug. 28.) Now, nearly a quarter century later, the theatre is back in action, thanks to a donation from the Margaret E. Haas Fund and in partnership with the Presidio Trust.

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