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Straight Theater / Haight Theater, San Francisco

The Haight Theater at 1702 Haight Street was a movie theater that was built in approximately 1919. The theater closed in 1964. The building was converted from a movie theater to a dance hall during 1966 and 1967 and opened, as the Straight Theater, in the Summer of 1967.

Many of the major Bay Area groups, including the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and The Holding Company and Country Joe and The Fish played during the opening week. The theater was also used for dance, drama and poetry events. The Straight closed in April 1969. After standing derelict for a number of years the building was demolished in 1979.

It appears that there are no official releases that include live music from the theater.

Additions and corrections are welcome

Last updated September 2019