INFO The Curran Theatre in Downtown San Francisco is now owned by Carole Shorenstein Hays and operated by SHN (formerly Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Theaters). It was originally owned by Homer Curran, who gave the theater... ... read more
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San Francisco, CA 94102
The Curran Theatre in Downtown San Francisco is now owned by Carole Shorenstein Hays and operated by SHN (formerly Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Theaters). It was originally owned by Homer Curran, who gave the theater its name.
The Curran Theatre was built in 1922 and it eventually served as a showcase for Guild presentations and the Civic Light Opera (CLO). Current events at the Curran Theatre include popular Broadway musicals, one man shows, and plays of all kinds.
The ceiling of the main lobby boasts an impressive and-painted trompe l’oeil that gives the effect of wood, while the original marble floor has since been covered by carpet due to safety reasons. It is also believed that the Curran Theatre’s neon sign was the first neon sign ever displayed in San Francisco, replacing its original signage which was fashioned from light bulbs.
The 1950s blockbuster All About Eve was filmed inside the Curran, using both its exterior and interior, and the original gleaming lobby floor can be spotted in the film. Many stars have performed at the Curran, including Katharine Hepburn, Lenny Bruce, Agnes Moorehead, Matthew Broderick, Marcel Marceau, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Patti LaBelle, Angela Lansbury, Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Stockard Channing, and James Earl Jones, to name just a few. The theater currently seats 1,667 theater lovers.
The Curran Theatre is located in San Francisco and was named by its first owner, Homer Curran. The theatre is currently owned by Carole Shorenstein Hays and is operated by SHN (Theatres).