The Urban Legend

From Auto Showrooms to Movie Theaters: The History of Van Ness Avenue

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Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

May 7, 2019

On February 17, 2019, the AMC Van Ness Theater on Van Ness Avenue and O’Farrell Street closed for good. Every time I drove past the movie theater for the next two weeks, I was immediately filled with nostalgia. I remembered the stale smell of the walls as I waited to get my tickets to see “Wall-E...

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