As I was flipping through one of my favorite San Francisco history books, I discovered some fascinating information on an address of a building in the Haight district. This versatile structure started life as the Haight Theater in 1910, and it had the following transformations:
- General movie theater
- Gay film theater
- Assembly of God church
- The Straight Theater - (Music Venue)
The most fascinating change that the building underwent was going from serving as a gay film theater to an Assembly of God church.
The theater closed in 1969, and the building was demolished in 1979. The replacement building houses the Goodwill Store. There is a season to everything, and when we are talking about historical buildings in America, their time can be very short lived.
Source: The awesome "Historic Walks in San Francisco," by Rand Richards