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Monday 14, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

PG-13for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.

Monday 14, June

BMX Bandits

BMX Bandits

PG

Monday 14, June

Tuesday 15, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Tuesday 15, June

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

PG-13for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.

Tuesday 15, June

Wednesday 16, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Wednesday 16, June

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

PG-13for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.

Wednesday 16, June

But I'm a Cheerleader

But I'm a Cheerleader

Rfor strong language and sexual content involving teens

Wednesday 16, June

Thursday 17, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Thursday 17, June

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

PG-13for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.

Thursday 17, June

The Blues Trail Revisited

The Blues Trail Revisited

Thursday 17, June

Friday 18, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Saturday 19, June

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG-13

Saturday 19, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Sunday 20, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Monday 21, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Monday 21, June

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG-13

Monday 21, June

Tuesday 22, June

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Tuesday 22, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Tuesday 22, June

Wednesday 23, June

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Wednesday 23, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Wednesday 23, June

Super Shangri-La Show: Treasure of the Four Crowns

Super Shangri-La Show: Treasure of the Four Crowns

PG

Wednesday 23, June

Thursday 24, June

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Thursday 24, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Thursday 24, June

Friday 25, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Friday 25, June

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

R

Friday 25, June

Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning

Rfor language and sexuality

Friday 25, June

Saturday 26, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

The Living End

The Living End

Saturday 26, June

The Doom Generation

The Doom Generation

Saturday 26, June

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

R

Saturday 26, June

Sunday 27, June

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

R

Sunday 27, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Tomboy

Tomboy

Sunday 27, June

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Rfor some nudity and sexuality.

Sunday 27, June

Monday 28, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Tuesday 29, June

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Tuesday 29, June

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein

PG

Tuesday 29, June

Wednesday 30, June

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Wednesday 30, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Wednesday 30, June

Thursday 1, July

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

Thursday 1, July

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Thursday 1, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Thursday 1, July

Friday 2, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Saturday 3, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

The Room

The Room

R

Saturday 3, July

Sunday 4, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Sunday 4, July

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Sunday 4, July

1926~Fake Fruit/The Umbrellas/Torrey/World Smasher

1926~Fake Fruit/The Umbrellas/Torrey/World Smasher

Sunday 4, July

Monday 5, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Tuesday 6, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Tuesday 6, July

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Tuesday 6, July

Wednesday 7, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Wednesday 7, July

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Wednesday 7, July

Thursday 8, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

Thursday 8, July

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Thursday 8, July

Thursday 15, July

San Andreas

San Andreas

PG-13Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language.

Thursday 15, July

Wednesday 21, July

Super Shangri-La Show: William Shatner DBL FTR

Super Shangri-La Show: William Shatner DBL FTR

Wednesday 21, July

Saturday 31, July

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

R

Saturday 31, July

1926~Fake Fruit/The Umbrellas/Torrey/World Smasher

1926~Fake Fruit/The Umbrellas/Torrey/World Smasher

Welcome back to live music at the Balboa!!!!! Fake Fruit https://fakefruitmusic.bandcamp.com/album/fake-fruit The Umbrellas https://theumbrellasca.bandcamp.com/album/maritime-e-p Torrey https://torreymusic.bandcamp.com World Smasher https://foreverneverendsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/big-head

Sunday 4, July

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

PG-13for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Monday 14, June

Tuesday 15, June

Wednesday 16, June

Thursday 17, June

Show Future Dates
Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.

BMX Bandits

BMX Bandits

PG

Gnarhunters Presents: BMX Bandits (1983) Teens P.J. (Angelo D'Angelo) and Goose (James Lugton) get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Australia. Along with their new friend Judy (Nicole Kidman), they discover a box of walkie-talkies -- and find out that a gang of criminals intends to use them to monitor police signals during a bank robbery. When the young trio snatches the devices, it propels them on a hair-raising adventure in which their pedaling skills might just save their necks.

Monday 14, June

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

R

Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

Sunday 27, June

But I'm a Cheerleader

But I'm a Cheerleader

Rfor strong language and sexual content involving teens

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. Presented by Rewind Wednesday on VHS! Trivia & Prizes before the show!

Wednesday 16, June

In the Heights

In the Heights

PG-13for some language and suggestive references.

The creator of "Hamilton" and the director of "Crazy Rich Asians" invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... "In the Heights." Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. "In the Heights" fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda's kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu's lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho

R

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Friday 25, June

Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning

Rfor language and sexuality

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Friday 25, June

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Rfor some nudity and sexuality.

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.

Sunday 27, June

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG-13

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes an epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity. Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voice talents of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Saturday 19, June

Monday 21, June

Show Future Dates
San Andreas

San Andreas

PG-13Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language.

Welcome to the first #TotalSF movie night back in person! With your hosts Peter Hartlaub & Heather Knight! In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

Thursday 15, July

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could N

PG-13

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.

Thursday 1, July

Sunday 4, July

Tuesday 6, July

Wednesday 7, July

Thursday 8, July

Show Future Dates
Super Shangri-La Show: Treasure of the Four Crowns

Super Shangri-La Show: Treasure of the Four Crowns

PG

GET READY FOR ACTION...as a group of adventurers are gathered together to retrieve some mystical gems which are in the possession of a deadly cult. Italian/Spanish made! English voiceover! Music by Ennio Morricone!!!

Wednesday 23, June

Super Shangri-La Show: William Shatner DBL FTR

Super Shangri-La Show: William Shatner DBL FTR

A night in honor of the Great One...William Shatner! 1st- Impulse (1974) Shatner plays a gigolo -conman named Matt Stone, seducing lonely women for their savings with an investment scam, then he kills them. Also starring Harold Sakata ( Odd Job from Goldfinger) as Karate Pete! 2nd The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) Ancient druid demons in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorize the passengers. Can William Shatner save them?!? Also starring France Nuyen, know to most as Elaan of Troyius!

Wednesday 21, July

The Blues Trail Revisited

The Blues Trail Revisited

When Grammy- and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Ted Reed was moving his office, he uncovered his 16mm black and white film “Thinking Out Loud”, shot in 1971. Filmed with his friend Tim Treadway, the two traveled fro m Boston through Memphis and Clarksdale to find and record some of the last living blues legends. “Thinking Out Loud” was seen at festivals, and then stored away. Fast forward fifty years has led to the compilation of then and now in his new film, “The Blues Trail Revisited.”

Thursday 17, June

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein

PG

35 MilliMurder Presents: The Bride of Frankenstein (on 35mm film) Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Tuesday 29, June

The Doom Generation

The Doom Generation

Screening on 35mm film! Teens Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Red tends to create combustible situations -- for example, a trip to a convenience store leads to a clerk getting decapitated. Afterward, the trio voyages through small-town America, where Amy is accosted by various men claiming to be her lovers, and she and Jordan find themselves drawn to Xavier. But can any amount of sex lift the sense of doom hanging over them?

Saturday 26, June

The Living End

The Living End

A gay THELMA & LOUISE for the New Queer Cinema movement, Gregg Araki’s couple-on-the-run romance follows two HIV-positive lovers—hustler Luke (Mike Dytri) and film critic Jon (Craig Gilmore)—who, with nothing left to lose, embark on a violent cross-country crime spree, with homophobes as their primary target. Laced with savage humor, THE LIVING END channels the hopelessness felt by gay people during the AIDS crisis into an explosion of undiluted existential fury.

Saturday 26, June

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

R

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Saturday 26, June

Saturday 31, July

Show Future Dates
The Room

The Room

R

Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM! WITH A GREAT NEW LOCATION, THE SAME GREAT HOST, AND NOW BEER!!! THE ROOM is an electrifying black comedy about love, passion, betrayal, and lies, starring "The Disaster Artist" himself, writer/director Tommy Wiseau. He plays a successful banker with a great respect for—and dedication to the people in his life, especially his best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) and future wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle). As the film depicts friendships and relationships in the lives of its five major characters, it raises life's real and most-asked question: "Can you really trust anyone?" A Cult Sensation Since 2003 Now In It’s BRAND NEW San Francisco Home The Balboa Theatre! So Grab Your Spoons, Red Dress, And Best Friends! Come Join The Party, It’s A Riot! Prizes And More Before The Film With Your Host Michael Blythe! THE ROOM Plays at The Balboa, The First Saturday Of Every Month!

Saturday 3, July

Tomboy

Tomboy

Tomboy is a 2011 French drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma. The story follows a 10-year-old gender non-conforming child, Laure, who moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holiday and experiments with their gender presentation, adopting the name Mickaël. The film opened to positive reviews, with critics praising the directing and the performers, particularly Zoé Héran as the lead.

Sunday 27, June

Zola

Zola

Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.

Zola (newcomer Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.

Tuesday 29, June

Wednesday 30, June

Thursday 1, July

Sunday 4, July

Tuesday 6, July

Wednesday 7, July

Thursday 8, July

Show Future Dates