Built prior to World War II on what was then the US Army base at the Presidio in San Francisco, the Presidio Theatre served as a movie house for troops for decades, until the base was decommissioned and the theater abandoned in 1994. Hornberger + Worstell was selected to breathe new life into the building, rehabilitating and expanding it to reopen in 2019 as a new hub for community theater and events.
The newly transformed Presidio Theatre is a true performing arts venue, with an expanded stage, dressing and green rooms, and stagecraft facilities. Large events at the theater can spill out into a generously sized courtyard space adjacent to the theater, supported by new public restroom and catering facilities underground. Boasting seismic reinforcements and a rehabilitated Spanish Revival facade, the theater is poised to begin its second chapter as a Presidio landmark.
See how construction is going on the project webcams!
Historic Presidio Theatre Reopens Following $40 Million Renovation KQED, 09/19/19
The Refurbished Presidio Theatre Opens With a Pop-Up Orchestra San Francisco Classical Voice, 04/19/19
Thanks to one woman, a Presidio theater to be re-born SF Chronicle, 12/12/18
The show will again go on at long dormant Presidio theater SF Chronicle, 6/6/17
Marin Community Foundation
Junxia (Freda) Li