The Historic Balboa Theatre

Now Playing Tue 9/30 – Thur 10/9

Frank

Frank (R)

Tue 9/30 – Thu 10/2: 3:30 PM
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Boyhood

Boyhood (R)

Tue 9/30: (12:00), 6:30
Wed 10/1 & Thu 10/2: (12:00 PM)
Fri 10/3 – Wed 10/8: 7:30 PM
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Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls (PG)

Tue 9/30 – Thu 10/2: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
Fri 10/3 & Sat 10/4: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Sun 10/5 & Mon 10/6: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
Tue 10/7: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00
Wed 10/8 & Thu 10/9: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
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Alice Cooper

Tommy (New Digital Release)

Thur 10/2: 7:30pm
See below for all “Balboa’s Rock Documentary Series”
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Equestira Girls

I am Eleven (NR)

Fri 10/3 – Thu 10/9: (1:00), 3:00, 5:30
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Equestira Girls

My Little Pony: Equestira Girls-Rainbow Rocks

Mon 9/29: 7:30pm
Wed 10/1: 7:30pm
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Guardians

Balboa’s Classic Movie Series

First Tuesday of each Month

Vertigo (1958)

Tue 10/7: 7:30
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Great Highway

Kelly’s Cove Reunion
Featuring: The Great Highway (NR)

Sat 10/18: 9pm
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Great Highway

Pelican Dreams (G)

Fri 10/24 – Thu 10/30: (1:00), 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:15
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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: 10pm
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Balboa’s Rock Documentary Series


Sponsored by
Amoeba Music

Tommy (New Digital Release)

Thur 10/2: 7:30pm
After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar. The Who’s “Tommy” is the seminal rock-opera of our time! The classic story of the “deaf, dumb and blind kid” who becomes a media sensation.
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As the Palaces Burn

Thur 10/9: 7:30pm
This film set out to follow the band Lamb of God and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can’t find any other common bond. However, during the filming process in 2012, the story abruptly took a dramatic turn, bringing the band into a Kafkaesque nightmare, when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic. What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats.
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The Last Waltz

Thur 10/16: 7:30pm
Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars — including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison take the stage for “The Band’s” 1976 farewell concert. A must see.
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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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