The Balboa’s 87th Birthday Bash!



Sunday, March 3, 2013
Doors open at 6:45pm
Show starts at 7:00

Special Family Matinee at 4:00pm – PETER PAN and short subject only with live accompaniment by Frederick Hodges and a cupcake party after the showing.

The Balboa Theatre will celebrate its 87th Birthday on Sunday, March 3. Presented in association with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Society, a night at the movies circa 1926 will be the order of the day.

The 1924 silent fantasy PETER PAN will be the featured film. Adapted from the play by J.M Barrie it stars Betty Bronson as Peter Pan, Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook, Mary Brian as Wendy, and Virginia Browne Faire as Tinker Bell. Anna May Wong, played the Indian princess Tiger Lily. The feature was directed by Herbert Brenon with cinematography by James Wong Howe and features stunning special effects.

The movie encourages audience interaction to save Tinker Bell
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The Balboa will show a 35mm print from the restoration done at the George Eastman House.

It will be accompanied with an original score by pianist extraordinaire Frederick Hodges and preceded by a program of short subjects.

There will also be a live vaudeville show featuring master magician James Hamilton and songstress Linda Kosut singing songs her mother performed.

There will be lots birthday prizes courtesy of and Kino Lorber Films. The evening will conclude with a special birthday cake created by The Cake Lady, Diane Boate, served with liquid libations.

Audience members are encouraged to dress in their best jazz age clothing as we recreate a night at the movies in 1926. Vintage cars will be in front of the Balboa.

Advance tickets are on sale at the Balboa and online at
Admission is $10.