Our friends at the Western Neighborhoods Project have a dandy evening planned at the historic Balboa Theater on Wednesday, July 20.
It’s called “Streetcar San Francisco: Transit Tales of the City in Motion” The fourth annual Western Neighborhoods Project movie night at the Balboa Theatre will feature archival footage, new and original short films, highlights from the OpenSFHistory collection, and other historically-inspired surprises around the theme of San Francisco public and private transit.
Woody LaBounty and David Gallagher will host and narrate and there’ll be trivia and prizes too.
The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and they say it will sell out, so they advise to get your tickets early. You can do that here.
We’re sad to say that the B-Geary will not serve the Balboa Theater for this event. (If you tried to catch it, you’d be almost 60 years too late.) But the 31 Balboa trolley coach will take you there (just not this particular one — Muni’s vintage 1950 Marmon-Herrington trolley coach, saved in 1977 as the very first project of Market Street Railway).
Seriously, the Western Neighborhoods Project is a great group, one of the most active and creative history groups in the city. We’re glad to be the source of many of the film clips of San Francisco streetcars you’ll see on July 20!