King Solomon’s Hall, 1745 West Filmore Street, San Francisco, CA


The Film Index, October 22, 1910

Index Oct 22 1910_pe

“Class ‘A’ Photoplay Theatre, at 1745 West Filmore Street, San Francisco, Cal. Owned by the Filmore Street Amusement Co., of which Harry Baehr is President, William L. Wethered, secretary, and W. P. Filmer, vice-president.

“This is the largest and best equipped theatre used exclusively for Photoplays on the Pacific Coast. The building is absolutely fireproof and is heated throughout with steam, and is equipped with three Pathe machines–the first to use the Pathe machine in San Francisco.”

Posters for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland“, released by the Edison Manufacturing Company on September 9, 1910.  Directed by Edwin S. Porter (“The Great Train Robbery”) the film starred Grace Hulette as Alice.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2014–historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.



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