On Yelp,a search for theatres in San Francisco, listed by rank, has the Balboa at third. 1 is the Castro, an independent theatre whose building is registered as a historical landmark and thus has special protection from being shut down. Number 2 is the Red Vic, an independent theatre whose employees are all volunteers. Neither show first-run/mainstream movies. We're the highest rated theatre in the city that has to fight to stay alive and still be a business.
Today: Man: "Is there a manager I can speak to?" Me: "I am the manager."