Sundance Kabuki

San Francisco, United States

Status: open

By: Silke Laux
Last update: 4/10/2020
Facade of the Sundance Kabuki Cinema
Facade of the Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Year of first opening: 1968
Year of reopening: 2007
Architectural style: new objective
Number of screens: 8
Number of seats: 1384

The aging Kabuki multiplex cinema was transformed into a new upscale cinema featuring stadium seating in 2007. Sundance cinemas claim to have all their cinemas built sustainably in an innovative architectural design, to have full bar and restaurant service and to bring the finest selection of art, independent, foreign and documentary film programming to cities across the United States. The Sundance Kabuki has a Japanese-inspired design, fitting to its dense urban home in San Francisco’s Japantown. The organizers say that many of the materials, such as the reclaimed wood, carpet, seat backs, bar tables and sign blanks, are directly recycled or contain recycled materials.

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