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San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Film Society to Open New People Cinema September 22, 2011

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 6:04 PM

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Photo by Daichi Ano, courtesy of New PeopleThe San Francisco Film Society and New People announced that they will be opening the San Francisco Film Society - New People Cinema in San Francisco, California on September 22, 2011. The new theater will enable the Film Society to offer its exhibition, education, and filmmaker services programs and events daily throughout the year, a first in the organization's 54 year history.

The 143-seat theater will be located in the New People building at 1746 Post Street, near Webster Street, in Japantown. They plan to offer audiences a mix of independent, international (including Japanese Cinema), and documentary fare, as well as hosting the San Francisco International Film Festival. It will feature analog and digital equipment and a THX-certified sound system.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Seiji Horibuchi and all our friends at New People in this new venture,” said Graham Leggat, SFFS executive director. “The Film Society’s tradition of brilliant programming, added value and excellent customer service together with this wonderful facility’s superb presentation standards will allow San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema to offer our avid audiences the finest moviegoing experiences in the Bay Area.”

“The San Francisco Film Society has a long and established legacy in the Bay Area and the launch of San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema will help attract a new range of visitors to the venue,” said Seiji Horibuchi, founder and CEO of New People and CEO. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship with SFFS, and to new audiences discovering this innovative entertainment space.”

A full line-up of movies will be announced some time before Labor Day, so keep an eye on their Showtimes page for more information. We have several photos to share with you on the Photo Gallery page. Be sure to add San Francisco Film Society - New People Cinema to your Favorite Theaters list to stay current on all the latest news and information for the theater!

Source: San Francisco Film Society Press Release. Photo by Daichi Ano, courtesy of New People

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