The Straight-Ashbury Viewing Society Presents
San Francisco: The Straight-Ashbury Viewing Society, . Offset. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Adhesive residue to upper right corner and loss from tape to upper left corner of flyer. Otherwise very good. Item #6001
Rare broadside for two nights of film screenings at the Straight Theatre, featuring films by Harry Smith, Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Stan Vanderbeek, and Jack Smith.
Straight Theatre, formerly Haight Theatre, was purchased in 1966 by Reg E. Williams and a group of like-minded hippies, who sought to turn it into a film, dance and music venue.
The venue opened on June 15, 1967, with performances by Oakland's Wildflower and The Grateful Dead. It would close only a few years later, in 1969. During this time, the theatre served as a more free-spirited alternative to the Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom, featuring big name acts like the Dead, Janis Joplin, Little Richard, James Cotton, Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, and many more.
An elegantly designed flyer from the short-lived hippie venue for a screening of Flaming Creatures, Breathdeath, Blue Moses, Guns of the Trees, and more.