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CineArts at the Empire

Map & Directions 85 W. Portal
San Francisco, CA 94127
  • Daily 12pm-10pm


SF Weekly's Description

The West Portal theater offers listening devices, closed-captioning, descriptive narrative, and the option to print tickets at home. Located by the West Portal Muni station, it features independent films alongside blockbusters.

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  • lara69 wrote a review for CineArts at the Empire
    on 11/18/08

    I am an avid movie goer. I will even see a movie by myself if no one wants to go. What I cant stand though is when you pay your $12 for a ticket and then $10 for snacks only to be annoyed by talking people or screaming children. Well you wont find that at this theater. Not only do they only play quality films, but there is a rule prohibiting children 6 and under into evening R... More >>

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  • Rob B. on 05/16/11

    The theaters are so close to each other that sound from a loud movie can be heard in another theater. Not a big fan. (via Scoville)

  • Susan W. on 02/08/14

    Chopped up theater was once two, or one big screen. So the odd angled seats and screen like at the Stonestown nearby. Plus pay for parking. First and last time. :(

  • Maryam T. on 07/24/13

    This theater is small with three small screens but I love it. Super convenient and great to see a movie that's just been released on a Friday night...plus they have tea!

  • Liza Z. on 04/06/13

    Super cute for a date night!

  • Jonathan on 02/01/13

    Oh, and my wife and I were carded. I guess it's a compliment but we're both well into our twenties and easily look over 18.

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