Embarcadero Center Cinema, San Francisco

#69 of 104 in Nightlife in San Francisco
Theater · Concert / Show
5 Screens. Built in 1995. Operated by Landmark since 1995. The Embarcadero Center Cinema is located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District on the corner of Battery and Clay. Since opening on Bastille Day in 1995, the five-screen cinema has taken the city of San Francisco by storm. It is not only one of the busiest and highest grossing Landmark Theatres, it also ranks nationally among the most successful and prestigious theatres featuring high-profile independent film and foreign language cinema.

But don't let the potential crowds stop you. The Embarcadero's friendly and efficient staff and the theatre's roomy lobby and concession area will make your movie-going experience pleasurable each and every time. The concession stand features alternative treats such as espresso and imported chocolates.

Free four-hour validated parking is available after 5 PM Monday-Friday and after 10 AM Saturday & Sunday at any Embarcadero Center Parking Garage. With validation, reduced rates apply at all other times.

Sound Systems: Dolby Digital - Dolby SR - Dolby Stereo

"Best First-Run Movie House" (2002 Readers Poll) -SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

"Best Movie Theatre Menu" (2001 Readers Poll) -S.F. WEEKLY

"Best Theatre To Play Hookey In" (1997) -SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

"Best Movie Theatre Snack Bar" (1997) -S.F. WEEKLY

"Best Dinner and a Movie" (1997) -S.F. WEEKLY
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  • I returned to see another movie at this nice little movie theater in the Embarcadero Area. Staff is nice. Snack bar is good.  more »
  • This is my favorite SF movie theatre. There are interesting films, not run of the mill Hollywood movies but more unique, indie and interesting ones with depth. It's easy to get to on BART a few...  more »
  • Theaters are really nice. Clean and super comfortable with great screens and sound. The alcohol selection is good as well. The one negative for me is their food. It is really slow and not particularly appetizing. Grab food before or after somewhere else and enjoy the movie.
  • They have indie movies you can't find in the other theaters. Their food is great! Surrounding Embarcadero center has nice views and places to relax.

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