Citysearch Editorial Review.
The Roxie Theater, which opened in 1909, is the longest continually operating cinema in San Francisco. With its single screen, popcorn with real butter and unique selection of classic, documentary, arthouse and indie films, The Roxie is retro in a way people can’t help but get nostalgic about. Of course, they might be less charmed if ticket prices, including $5 Mondays and $6 matinees, weren’t themselves so reminiscent of days gone by. The theater is home to several local film festivals including Indiefest, Docfest and Frameline, ensuring that movies seen here often literally cannot be watched anywhere else. Two films are frequently rotated throughout the evening--but, while the allure of popular offerings like the Bike Porn series is self-evident, you should still save your 3-D glasses for the Metreon.