Movies in San Francisco CA

Your Guide to Movies in San Francisco CA

There are plenty of options for movie theaters in San Francisco, CA. Like many prominent US cities, the biggest movie theater chains in the area include the top three – AMC, Regal, and Cinemark. Most of these theaters have reclining seats and offer food options beyond popcorn and candy.

San Francisco also has a few Landmark Theatre locations, Alamo Drafthouse, and some independents. Discount movie theaters and drive-ins, like Westwind, are also scattered throughout the city. We’re spotlighting some of the best movie theaters in San Francisco, but also providing an entire list of cinemas below with website links so you can find showtimes and buy tickets right now.

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AMC Metreon 16 – This theater is located in the Metreon shopping center near downtown San Francisco. It offers a variety of food options as well as reclining seats.

Regal Stonestown Twin – This theater is also located in the Stonestown Galleria near San Francisco’s west side. It offers food options and reclining seats.

Cinemark Century 16 – This theater is located near the Shoreline Amphitheater. It offers a variety of food options and reclining seats.

AMC Kabuki 8 – This theater is located in the Japantown area of San Francisco. It offers food options and reclining seats.

Discount Movie Theaters

Some theaters, like the Regal UA Berkeley 7 in Berkeley and the Century Laguna 16 in South San Francisco, have dedicated discount days or movie clubs with special pricing on tickets and concessions.

West Wind Drive-Ins

There are also a few drive-in movie theaters in the San Francisco area. These include the West Wind Capitol Drive-in Theatre in San Jose and the West Wind Solano Drive-In Theatre in Concord. Drive-Ins are also discount theaters. Tickets are typically under $10 per person and West Wind charges just a few bucks for kids.

Bay Area Movie Theatres

Movie Theater in the Bay AreaAddressCityWebsite
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema2550 Mission StSan Franciscohttps://drafthouse.com/sf
Amc Kabuki 81881 Post StSan Franciscohttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/san-francisco/amc-kabuki-8
Amc Metreon 16135 4th St Ste 3000San Franciscohttps://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/san-francisco/amc-metreon-16
Amc Theaters1000 Van Ness AveSan Franciscohttp://www.amctheatres.com
Amc Theatres13543 4th St #3000San Franciscohttps://www.amctheatres.com
Balboa Theater3630 Balboa StSan Franciscohttps://www.cinemasf.com
Castro Theatre429 Castro StSan Franciscohttp://castrotheatre.com
Century 12 San Mateo320 East 2nd AvenueSan Mateohttps://www.cinemark.com/california-bay-area/century-12-san-mateo
Century Cinema 161500 N Shoreline BlvdMountain Viewhttps://www.cinemark.com/theatres/ca-mountain-view/century-cinema-16
Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD845 Market StreetSan Franciscohttps://www.cinemark.com/theatres/ca-san-francisco/century-san-francisco-centre-9-and-xd
Cgv Cinemas1000 Van Ness AveSan Franciscohttp://cgvcinemas.com
Cgv San Francisco 141000 Van Ness AveSan Franciscohttp://cgvcinemas.com
Cinema Seven895 Ofarrell StSan Franciscohttp://www.ofarrell.com
Cinemark Theaters1010 Post StSan Franciscohttp://www.cinemark.com
Cinemas Sf695 Connecticut StSan Franciscohttp://www.sflatinofilmfestival.org
Embarcadero Center Cinema1 Embarcadero CtrSan Franciscohttps://www.landmarktheatres.com
Foreign Cinema2534 Mission StSan Franciscohttp://foreigncinema.com
Fort Mason Flix - Pop Up Drive-In2 Marina BlvdSan Franciscohttps://fortmason.org/event/fort-mason-flix-2021/
Imax135 4th StSan Franciscohttps://www.imax.com
Landmark Theatres601 Van Ness AveSan Franciscohttps://www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/opera-plaza-cinema
Lee Neighborhood Theatres2200 Clement StSan Franciscohttp://lntsf.com
Little Roxie3125 16th StSan Franciscohttp://www.roxie.com
Marina Theatre2149 Chestnut StSan Franciscohttp://lntsf.com
Phoenix Theatre414 Mason St Ste 601San Franciscohttp://www.phoenixtheatresf.org
Presidio Theatre2340 Chestnut StSan Franciscohttp://lntsf.com
Proxy - Outdoor Cinema432 Octavia StSan Franciscohttp://proxysf.net/events
Regal Stonestown Galleria3251 20th AveSan Franciscohttps://www.regmovies.com/theatres/regal-stonestown-galleria-screenx-4dx-rpx/1464#/
The Clay Theatre San Francisco2261 Fillmore StSan Franciscohttp://www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco/clay-theatre
The Independent628 Divisadero StSan Franciscohttp://www.independentsf.com
The Roxie Theater3125 16Th StSan Franciscohttp://www.roxie.com/about/contact
The Vogue3290 Sacramento StreetSan Franciscohttps://www.voguemovies.com/
West Wind Capitol Drive-In3630 Hillcap AveSan Josehttps://www.westwinddi.com/locations/capitol?date=03/21/2022
West Wind Solano Drive-In1611 Solano WayConcordhttps://www.westwinddi.com/Locations/Solano

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Frequently Asked Questions

What cinemas provide movies in San Francisco CA?

in addition to AMC, Regal, and Cinemark, the Bay area also has Alamo Drafthouse, Landmark Theaters, Westwind Drive-Ins, and other independent venues.

Where’s a good place to see Indie films in San Francisco?

The Roxie is a Vintage movie theater, dating back to 1912. While it provides virtual cinema, we recommend visiting in person for an authentic experience. Instead of new releases, The Roxie is the place to go for Indy films, shorts, and unique screenings.

Are there drive-in movies in San Francisco?

Yes. West Wind has a few drive-ins – in San Jose and Concord. There are also The Proxy Outdoor Cinema and pop-up outdoor screenings.

What’s the best dine-in cinema in the San Francisco area?

Every time you turn around, another movie theater is expanding its service to include full meals and cocktails. But Alamo Drafthouse is a pioneer in the industry, opening its first dine-in movie theater in Austin, Texas in 1997. Alamo Drafthouse theaters have tables that line each row with little mini lights so you can order up those warm chocolate chip cookies midway through the flick. Full meals and drinks are delivered right to your seat.