San Francisco just got about 20 percent less cool.
Ever since 2004, the Dark Room Theater
at 2263 Mission has regularly put on stand-up comedy and sketch shows, as well as stage parodies of Star Wars
, The Terminator
, The Princess Bride
, Duck Soup
, The Wicker Man
, the video game Asteroids
(!), and many others, as well as an annual month-long run of live-action Twilight Zone
The Dark Room has also been the venue for a wide variety of events that most respectable establishments would have enough taste not to host, including but certainly not limited to my show Bad Movie Night, which made the world a stupider place every Sunday night for ten of those twelve years.
But all good things must come to an end — as well as things like Bad Movie Night, which was never "good" by any known definition — and on July 25, 2015, the Dark Room closed its big purple door.