San Francisco: Straight Theatre, 1967. Item #6003
The movie program for Straight Theatre in October 1967, with films by Federico Fellini, Jacques Yves-Cousteau, and more.
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.