The Historic Balboa Theatre

Now Playing Tue 10/21 – Thur 10/30

Alexander

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG)

Tue 10/21 & Wed 10/22: (2:30), 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Thu 10/23: (2:30), 4:30
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Awake

Awake: The Life of Yogananda (PG)

Tue 10/21 – Thu 10/23: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00
Fri 10/24: (1:00), 3:00, 7:15, 9:15
Sat 10/25 – Tue 10/28: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:15, 9:15
Wed 10/29 & Thu 10/30: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00
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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Thur 10/23: 7:30pm
See below for all “Balboa’s Rock Documentary Series”
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Great Highway

Pelican Dreams (G)

Fri 10/24: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 9:15
Sat 10/25: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:15
Sun 10/26: (1:15), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:15
Mon 10/27 – Thu 10/30: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:15
Q & A with Director Judy Irving on Friday 10/24 after 7 and 9:15pm screenings; Saturday 10/25 after 3pm matinee; and Sunday 10/26 after 7pm screening.
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Halloween

Halloween (R)

Wed 10/29: 7pm, 10pm
Thur 10/30: 10pm
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Spooky

Spooky San Francisco Featuring “A Second Final Rest”

Fri 10/31: 7pm
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Guardians

Balboa’s Classic Movie Series

First Tuesday of each Month

The Graduate

Tue 11/4: 7:30
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Dr. Z

The Triangulation of Wong, Orlaf and Williamson

Sun 11/2: 9:15 PM
Mon 11/3: 6:00 PM
Tue 11/4: 9:15 PM
Wed 11/5: 6:00 PM
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Dr. Z

Chasing The Dragon III, Gung Fu, JKD & MMA

Sun 11/2: 7:30 PM
Mon 11/3: 7:30 PM
Tue 11/4: 7:30 PM
Wed 11/5: 7:30 PM
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Dr. Z

The Triangulation of Olga, Miyoko and Latoiya

Sun 11/2: 6:00 PM
Mon 11/3: 9:15 PM
Tue 11/4: 6:00 PM
Wed 11/5: 9:15PM
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Unicorn

The Last Unicorn – Screening Tour with Peter S. Beagle (NR)

Sat 12/6: 10:00 AM, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00
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Alfred Hitchcock Marathon on Saturday November 1

Rope

Rope (1948) (PG)

Sat 11/1: 1:00pm
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Rear Window

Rear Window (1954) (PG)

Sat 11/1: 3:00pm
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Psycho

Psycho (R)

Sat 11/1: 6:00pm
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Birds

The Birds (PG-13)

Sat 11/1: 8:30pm
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Balboa’s Rock Documentary Series


Sponsored by
Amoeba Music

Gimme Shelter

Thur 10/23: 7:30pm
In December of 1969, four months after Woodstock, the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane gave a free concert in Northern California, east of Oakland at Altamont Speedway. About 300,000 people came, and the organizers put Hell’s Angels in charge of security around the stage. Armed with pool cues and knifes, Angels spent the concert beating up spectators, killing at least one.
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Trick or Treat (Double Feature with Halloween at 10:00)

Thur 10/30: 7:30pm
Halloween at 10:00pm
Hard rock idol Sammi Curr burns to death in a hotel fire. His biggest fan, Lakeridge High School student and resident metal head Eddie Weinbauer is devastated by the news and turns to local radio DJ “Nuke” for emotional support. After a heated discussion about the deceased rock star, Nuke presents Eddie with a rare demo record, the last ever recorded by Sammi and the only copy in existence. Overwhelmed by Nuke’s generosity, Eddie accepts the gift without hesitation, unaware of it’s dark role in things to come.
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Finding Fela

Thur 11/6: 7:30pm
Directed by the Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney, “Finding Fela” tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela’s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela’s music and message in their struggle for freedom.
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The Color of Noise

Thur 11/13: 7:30pm
Chronicling the rise of legendary noise-rock/alternative label Amphetamine Reptile, The Color of Noise is the story of founder/madman Tom Hazelmeyer and the bands that be helped shepherd in the 80s/90s. Those bands, with names like Helmet, Melvins, Hammerhead, Cows, Today is the Day and more, helped define a sound for the era, paving the path for a whole new genre of music and influencing millions in the process.
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Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal

Thur 11/20: 7:30pm
This film features rare early concert footage, photos and interviews with Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt, Snow), Jack Russell (Great White, Dante Fox), Don Dokken (Dokken), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roger Romeo (Legs Diamond), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Frank Dimino (Angel), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Michael DesBarres (Silverhead, Detective), Steve Plunkett (Autograph, Wolfgang) and many others in this compelling tale on the golden years of Hollywood hard rock and metal.
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Alice’s Restaurant

Thur 11/27 (Thanksgiving): 8:00pm
Arlo Guthrie (Arlo Guthrie) is a vagabond folk singer carrying on in the tradition of his famous father Woody, who Arlo visits on his deathbed in a shabby hospital. Shunned by straights and harassed by lawmen everywhere, Arlo hooks up with his friends Alice and Ray Brock, who have a dream of starring a free-thinking commune in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Arlo narrowly avoids the draft in one bizarre episode, but a series of disappointments, failed relationships and general malaise causes the commune to fall apart.
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