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Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

(Now Closed)
Movie Theater, Indie Movie Theater, and Multiplex
Japantown, San Francisco
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  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviMay 16, 2017
    Can't speak about the AMC that's replaced it, but the Kabuki was once our go-to for $6 Tuesdays.
  • Kim D.
    Kim De GuzmanApril 23, 2017
    No longer the Sundance Kabuki. It's now owned by AMC, and they no longer validate parking if you park in Japantown. ☹️ they play ads before movies, and service isn't as good as before.
  • Oscar S.
    Oscar SalazarDecember 23, 2016
    Fancy cinemas
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WellsNovember 26, 2016
    Theater 3 is next to a karaoke lounge. We could hear sound bleed several times during our evening screening. Asked manager for refund. Sundance you can do better for $16.50/ticket.
  • Ann S.
    Ann SwellcityguideOctober 1, 2016
    Reserved seating and drinks 🍹 great place to catch a movie.
  • Fiona S.
    Fiona StrobridgeJuly 18, 2016
    Great a drink at the balcony bar before watching a film. There's a nice atmosphere in the big atrium.
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviJuly 13, 2016
    Love the 21+ balcony
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterJune 30, 2016
    The movie starts exactly at the time stated, the trailers come before that time. So don't be late! Alcohol and food served in the top-floor bar.
  • Nana
    NanaJune 30, 2016
    Fun place but $33 for 2 tickets? What?????
  • Szabolcs B.
    Szabolcs BokonyiJune 22, 2016
    The cinema is an ok place with nothing special but the snacks prices were shocking.
  • DJ C.
    DJ CapobiancoJune 9, 2016
    Fav place to see a movie in the city
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    you can bring drinks from the upstairs bar into the theater
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChiuApril 12, 2016
    Reserving a seat for a movie
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 11, 2016
    Get a bottle of wine and enjoy a movie
  • Mansi S.
    Mansi ShahMarch 3, 2016
    You can only drink in the upstairs area which we didn't know when we bought the tickets -_-
  • Tom L.
    Tom LianzaFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Booze in the balcony
  • Christian F.
    Christian FengFebruary 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Pick your own seat! A little pricey but worth the tradeoff.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 17, 2016
    Chicken strips with Frank's Red Sauce are so good.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoJanuary 11, 2016
    Come early to grab a drink and lounge before your movie.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 7, 2016
    Good food (for a movie theater), cocktails, and no kids makes for a fun movie going experience.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HaeusslerJanuary 7, 2016
    Comfortable seats! Great date spot
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7, 2016
    Great seats and friendly staff.
  • Ava
    AvaJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    chairs are super comfortable! one of the theaters is 21+ and you can take your drinks into the film with you
  • Colin B.
    Colin BrownDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The balcony seating is the best because your can buy alcohol.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsDecember 7, 2015
    Really comfortable seats and a great selection of films that you won't find at the average Cineplex.
  • Cormac R.
    Cormac RiordanDecember 1, 2015
    Simply the best.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 24, 2015
    Love the assigned seats! A godsend!
  • Rolo T.
    Rolo T.November 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Seat G13 in balcony, auditorium 1, is easy to get to, but does not have a table to place your wine bottles or good baskets on
  • Gustaf A.
    Gustaf AlstromerNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cinema in town
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseOctober 24, 2015
    A few extra dollars for a more comfortable experience than most, with reserved seating. Cocktails.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MelnykOctober 21, 2015
    Yay for real butter!
  • Charles A.
    Charles AxelbaumOctober 11, 2015
    Really good stuff.rooms not too big.
  • Dave C.
    Dave COctober 7, 2015
    Seats are assigned, but don't delay getting to the theater. Very few coming attractions, if any.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FisterOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Reserved seating and decent food
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangSeptember 16, 2015
    Kind of pricey. But you get to choose your seats and drink alcohol in the theater
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChenSeptember 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for dates! Balcony seating is designed to be enjoyed in pairs and there's an enjoyable assortment of wine and food :)
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyAugust 31, 2015
    Comfy seats! Need better popcorn and candy options tho
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangAugust 16, 2015
    There is a secret bar (less crowded) on the second floor!
  • kev/null
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A place you can get alcohol and assigned seats. Don't forget your ID though!
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Most folks respect the reserved seating assignments. Have an adult beverage upstairs.
  • Clare
    ClareJuly 23, 2015
    nice theater, disgusting bathrooms
  • Karina v.
    Karina van SchaardenburgJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken fingers come with crudités, which are SUPER AWKWARD to eat during a movie. Avoid. Oh also, drink the movie themed cocktails!
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuJuly 11, 2015
    Love the comfy seats. Get tix early to reserve the best ones (aka not the ones all the way to the left)
  • Neil B.
    Neil BuckmanJune 26, 2015
    Use the digital kiosk for tickets to skip the line.
  • Bete P.
    Bete PessoaJune 14, 2015
    It's a fun place to meet with a big group of people.
  • Bete P.
    Bete PessoaJune 14, 2015
    Best place to watch a movie while sipping a nice glass of wine.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewMay 23, 2015
    Reserved Seating! Book tickets early.
  • Anastasiia P.
    Anastasiia PerervaMay 11, 2015
    lovely cinema ^_^
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa ReisorMay 9, 2015
    Wine & beer is a must
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SerkinMay 5, 2015
    Heart this place! Wonderful way to go catch a movie!
  • EriC B.
    EriC B.February 16, 2015
    Beer w/ movie popcorn:-D :-D
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan CrookFebruary 7, 2015
    A rather luxurious theater in SF
  • Xavier F.
    Xavier FouilleuxJanuary 18, 2015
    Beer & movies
  • Reesa K.
    Reesa KashukJanuary 15, 2015
    The best theater with the most comfortable seats. Feels like an elevated movie-going experience. Perfect theater for a date night.
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaJanuary 11, 2015
    The only theater you should see a movie at in San Francisco. Pick your own seat and get a drink dilivered to you!
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GyllenstiernaDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a stamp machine for parking validation near the entrance.
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't really shut the lights off completely during a movie. Not sure it's a good thing. Hot dogs are disastrous.
  • Rick M.
    Rick MotzkoDecember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty nice theater, love the assigned seating and booze :)
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LimasDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Relaxing movies with the booze!
  • Caitlin G.
    Caitlin GarlowNovember 29, 2014
    Go to a movie in the balcony. Great seating and drinks.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerNovember 24, 2014
    The 21+ cinema is a super fun way to unwind and sip some cocktails while you watch your movie.
  • Jon L.
    Jon LiNovember 23, 2014
    great place to visit if you plan to sit for a few hours.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyNovember 21, 2014
    Sneak booze into the theater if you're on the right floor, the bar is too expensive and the wine too subpar.
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BarrettNovember 15, 2014
    Love that seats are reserved in advance. Real butter on the popcorn is also key. Lastly, a bar in the balcony for drinks during the movie? Might be the best theater in San Francisco.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongNovember 6, 2014
    Bonus points because they brew coffee beans by Peet's Coffee. Definitely a good to know when in need of coffee to substitute soda.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LayOctober 22, 2014
    My fav theater in SF. Sadly it's not near a train line. There's parking nearby at the hotel. Popcorn is decent, alcohol is served at many showings. The balconies are the place to sit. Assigned seats.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerSeptember 21, 2014
    Concession stand and comfortable seats
  • Eric W.
    Eric WheelerAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place to see movies in the city. Grab a beer and a balcony seat.
  • Claudine C.
    Claudine CoAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Now serving Humphrey Slocombe ice cream!
  • Dmitri S.
    Dmitri SkjorshammerAugust 28, 2014
    Great customer service. The theater has comfortable seats. There's a balcony section that allows alcohol.
  • David B.
    David BullAugust 25, 2014
    Balcony is 21+ so you can enjoy a beer or wine with your movie.
  • Jarrod B.
    Jarrod BallouAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for your popcorn layered- they'll put butter in the middle and then more on the top.
  • John D.
    John DohertyAugust 20, 2014
    Get beer and go to your movie. You're welcome.
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoAugust 20, 2014
    Assign seats, adult beverages, what more can you ask for!
  • Adriano C.
    Adriano ChiarettaAugust 19, 2014
    Lots of beverage options, including a number of fruit smoothies
  • Matt J.
    Matt JoachimAugust 10, 2014
    Best movie theater in San Francisco when you consider the seat quality / layout, bar options and medium sized crowds.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AgnewAugust 10, 2014
    Love drinking good wine and watching a movie at this cinema
  • scott ..
    scott ...August 7, 2014
    Order ahead online and get reserved seats!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Drink a cocktail on the balcony.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    The seats are mad comfy, with drink holders and sometimes little table surfaces in between, because they serve food too! And there are cocktails and beer. Need we say more? Read more
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 2, 2014
    Must buy tickets and select your seats in advance. You can bring alcohol (beer was $13) and food in. They also offer Humphry's Slocombe ice cream there for $6 for a half pint.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaJuly 29, 2014
    Assigned seating so make sure you buy tickets together with your friends.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 29, 2014
    Is there anything better than drinking in a movie theater? The answer is no. The 21+ section also prevents people from smuggling their babies into rated R indie films.
  • M.G. S.
    M.G. SieglerJuly 28, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best movie theater in San Francisco, without question. They also now serve tater tots every day!
  • Lawrence G.
    Lawrence GordonJuly 19, 2014
    The bathrooms need a remodel.
  • Mimi Z.
    Mimi ZJune 1, 2014
    You won't be disappointed!
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PolettoMay 26, 2014
    My favorite place to see a movie. Buy tickets online in advance because seating is reserved. Some theaters are 21+, which means you can enjoy the film with a beer/cocktail in hand.
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerMay 24, 2014
    Don't sit in the front row of the balcony. There's a bar, but not the drinking kind.
  • Cameo W.
    Cameo WoodMay 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The pizza and chicken tenders are excellent! The best bottle of wine is the director's cut.
  • Austin S.
    Austin SpiresMay 15, 2014
    Bar + good movie = shamazing
  • Jina A.
    Jina AnneApril 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Double check you got 21&up seats if you wanna drink.
  • Eli B.
    Eli BrumbaughMarch 31, 2014
    Great final film from a brilliant director. Fantastic allegory of the modern world's appetite for war.
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyMarch 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bartender is slow as shit. Hey we're trying to catch a movie here plz hurry
  • Liz
    LizFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you buy your drinks at the 3rd floor bar and your movie is on the 2nd floor for a 21+ show, take the elevator. You can't bring your drinks through the front at the 2nd floor.
  • megan
    meganJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Come for the movies, stay for the tater tots
  • Giv
    GivJanuary 21, 2014
    Organic ice cream
  • Marco
    MarcoDecember 31, 2013
    WATCH OUT FOR MICE - that place has plenty. They are attracted by the food that is on the floor (popcorn and stuff), why don't they clean it? It's disgusting. Not going there anymore.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Very expensive. But nicest theater in town with assigned seats. Show up early. Get seats. Hang out and drink and eat.
  • George K.
    George KellyDecember 29, 2013
    You can order Irish coffee at the bar, or you could get coffee at the refreshment counter and a shot of whiskey at the bar: your move
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithDecember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to watch Wolf Of Wall Street for 3 hours. Because that's how long it lasts.
  • Diana M.
    Diana MadrigalDecember 26, 2013
    Great food at the bar. Fresh pizza and turkey club sandwich.
  • Ajay G.
    Ajay GopalanDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best theatre in SF!
  • Kenley G.
    Kenley GaffkeDecember 9, 2013
    Have a drink in the theater, cocktail, wine or bar. Comfy seats in a small theater setting. Classiest theater in San Francisco. Worth a visit!
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WanNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early and relax with food and drinks pre-show
  • TJT A.
    TJT AcostaOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best 21 and over theatre!
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany ByrdOctober 16, 2013
    Seats are comfortable, there's a bar and food.....can't go wrong!
  • Mikkel G.
    Mikkel GreenOctober 14, 2013
    Upstairs balcony 21+ with a decent bar.
  • megan
    meganSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sometimes they serve tater tots at the bar and seriously who doesn't like tater tots.
  • Thomas I.
    Thomas IgemeSeptember 2, 2013
    Watch out for the rats o_O
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 19, 2013
    The front row, though better than other theaters, is still too close to the screen to comfortably enjoy your movie. If there's only front row seats left, opt for another showing or movie.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RosenbergAugust 19, 2013
    Instead of leaving in the middle of the movie to use the bathroom, use your cup as a urine receptacle! In some cultures this known as a "Trucker Bomb"
  • Kristopher T.
    Kristopher TeehanAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bars on second and third floors. Use the elevator to get between them so you don't have to show your stamp.
  • Vickie Z.
    Vickie ZhaoAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome 21+ movie theaters. Seats comfy and retractable
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Only wish they had a bar IN the movie. Don't want to miss the movie for round two.
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinterJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cinema in SF. Why? Because it is beautifully designed, has comfortable chairs, more legroom, serves alcohol, and good soda alternatives. Other cinemas can learn from this place.
  • Bre L.
    Bre LambertJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Never watch a movie sober again. Reserve seats in the balcony and enjoy beer, wine & cocktails during the feature. Food's ok, but splurge for tots on weekends. (Just remember to wear a bib.)
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LightJune 28, 2013
    Way overpriced - eat elsewhere.
  • Jarrod B.
    Jarrod BallouJune 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If the main bathrooms are crowded, there's a secret lesser used one. Somewhere.
  • Alessandro G.
    Alessandro GagliardiMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Learn what movie came out the year you were born when carded by the bouncer
  • Alessandro G.
    Alessandro GagliardiMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Kobe beef hotdog is quite good
  • Alessandro G.
    Alessandro GagliardiMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrive early and enjoy a thematically appropriate cocktail
  • Ilana I.
    Ilana IsraelMay 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Only see movies here from now on. Best theater in the city by far. Worth the extra money!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LevyMay 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tickets are returnable for a full refund if you buy in advance and can no longer attend!
  • Dan C.
    Dan CarewMay 3, 2013
    If you pay and sit in a theater here you may see a movie.
  • Mai L.
    Mai LeMay 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're in House 1, consider going upstairs to the balcony.
  • Gillian M.
    Gillian M.April 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best tots. Ever. Grab some wine & tots and take it in for a delightful movie experience
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HowardMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Balcony 1 is the best - bring your wine and popcorn with REAL butter with you
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HowardMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy AMAZING Indian food and cocktails across the street at Dosa before or after your film.
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HowardMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave time to park if going by car. There's a garage under Sundance and another one block east (or get lucky with street parking).
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HowardMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick your seats in advance online - often sells out.
  • Kristina
    KristinaFebruary 27, 2013
    21+ = no kids = awesome
  • Harley A.
    Harley AlanizFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Balcony seating requires bottle of wine not a glass!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GeeFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Fabulous employee by the name of Greg. Always willing to serve and give the guests the best possible movie experience.
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    tina 🏄🏻‍♀️ 🎟🎹🎼🍜🍣🥃January 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    And they have seating that sell drinks.
  • Shaina N.
    Shaina NachmanJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you buy tickets in advance online to ensure the best seats!
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisJanuary 16, 2013
    Get a coffee from the main area and a shot of whiskey from the bar; instant do-it-yourself Irish Coffee.
  • Sandro O.
    Sandro OlivieriDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the movies.
  • Kjell
    KjellDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to drink. Also they have movies.
  • Rosa M.
    Rosa MorriseauDecember 15, 2012
    Ladies, pee before you come. The kabuki women's bathroom line is always at least 5 people deep.
  • Donna T.
    Donna TamDecember 9, 2012
    Clean venue, friendly staff. Watched a movie in the 21+ balcony. Enjoyed the assigned seating and built in tables with cupholders. Held my mediterranean platter and beer nicely.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you're in the over-21 theaters if you plan on drinking, or be prepared for a sad sober time.
  • Hiroshi T.
    Hiroshi TanakaNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love that you can bring alcohol into the theater!!!
  • Eric M.
    Eric M.November 11, 2012
    You see the movie better with your eyes open. And get a drunk at the bar while you are at it.
  • Christie H.
    Christie HeikkinenNovember 2, 2012
    21+ balcony seating with specialty themed cocktails! You can reserve your seats with their website.
  • Josh K.
    Josh KowaleskiOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Reserved seating, 21+, great beer selection - this is the ULTIMATE movie theatre going experience!
  • CheckOutJared
    CheckOutJaredOctober 19, 2012
    Balcony is prime seating here.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰October 1, 2012
    Yay for reserved seating, and buying booze and food to eat in the clean and cozy theatre
  • Drew H.
    Drew HoolhorstSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the movies here. They're organic.
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LongAugust 18, 2012
    Awesome movie theater you can drink at
  • Toby C.
    Toby C.July 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    no rowdy teenagers at the 21+ shows, but you will have to deal with quite a few hipsters
  • Cyrus T.
    Cyrus TabarJuly 21, 2012
    sneak some snacks in
  • Nichole M.
    Nichole MayerJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Shows sell out quick! Get tixs early & grab a glass of wine at the balcony bar.
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LutzeJune 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The guy checking IDs for the bar/balcony will name a movie from your birth year! Whoever hired him should get a gold star..
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyJune 13, 2012
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST MOVIE THEATER
  • Amy M.
    Amy MacKinnonJune 12, 2012
    Their 3D glasses made me miserable the whole movie 'cause I couldn't see anything well. Don't see 3D here!
  • Mamie R.
    Mamie RheingoldJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a cash bar with no lines up on the balcony level near the entrance to the theater
  • Dale T.
    Dale TegmanJune 1, 2012
    The extra $ you spend for selecting/reserving your seat are worth it. Come early to lounge at the mezzanine wine bar or enjoy the adjacent restaurant. Fancy chocolate and gourmet treat snack counter!
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Favorite movie theater in the city. Generally good movie selection and 21+ theaters, which means you can drink wine and don't have to worry about pesky teenagers.
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DonovanMay 16, 2012
    We love the SF Opera cinemacasts they've been doing at the Kabuki.
  • JC M.
    JC MacApril 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    SF International Film Festival - 2012!April 19 - May 3
  • Denaya D.
    Denaya DaileyApril 15, 2012
    The only movie theater I will go to. Sit in auditorium1... Great seeting and they serve good bottles of wine and beer!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanApril 10, 2012
    reserved seats & real buttered popcorn make this the best theater in the city.
  • Gillian P.
    Gillian PedenApril 9, 2012
    Bar isn't open Mon - Thurs which puts a small damper on the expected ambiance.
  • Reno
    RenoApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Like Mario says "sneak in either a bottle of champagne tucked in back of trousers, bottle of whiskey (mix with diet coke) and a carton of bbq chow mein' - also good to do at the Castro theatre
  • Mabel C.
    Mabel ChungMarch 11, 2012
    SF International Asian American Film Festival!! It's the 30th anniversary of the largest AsAm film fest in the world
  • T.LO
    T.LOFebruary 1, 2012
    Mostly locals great space since its been renovated. Love going here on the weekends to avoid bridge and tunnel!!!
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldJanuary 23, 2012
    Phenomenal popcorn. And popcorn is my main food group.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HobbinsJanuary 16, 2012
    Soylent green is people.
  • Mario T.
    Mario TapiaDecember 18, 2011
    Sneak in a bottle of champaign on your next date. It's so choice!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SmithDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the frozen drinks. God awful.
  • jocelyn L.
    jocelyn L.December 4, 2011
    top floor: wine + movie + uber comfy seats. Splurge for it!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WangNovember 26, 2011
    Great friday night date place with great Korean and Japanese restaurants nearby
  • Michael P.
    Michael PanoffNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    See movies here!
  • Eun-Gyu K.
    Eun-Gyu KimNovember 5, 2011
    assigned seating rocks.
  • Mariko B.
    Mariko BlakemoreOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not sure if it's allowed, but I've brought my own wine in the past... Then all you need is to buy some yummy snacks and enjoy the show!
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesOctober 5, 2011
    Very comfortable seats and looks to be a great evening
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesOctober 5, 2011
    The trays fit in the cupholders! Like being at the drive-in or Mel's Diner
  • Harrison S.
    Harrison ShoffOctober 4, 2011
    Die hard is the best Christmas movie ever made.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Movies for adults! With drinks! And food! Read more
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MahlerSeptember 11, 2011
    Watch out for the mice!
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraSeptember 5, 2011
    Great seats and yummy ice cream bites Bacetti.
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Still need to get up to the theaters with the open bar. Read more
  • Tivon
    TivonAugust 19, 2011
    They have a full bar...yeah...*nods head*
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithiesAugust 2, 2011
    While you can drink in most of the theatres here, make sure you book in the correct ones. You can't drink in cinema 7 and 8 Read more
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MJuly 27, 2011
    Definitely the best movie theater for a date in the city, choose reserved seats at the 21 + balcony ahead of time, and arrive early for a drink or appies.
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JensenJuly 20, 2011
    Great seats, giant beer... god I love this theater.
  • Jimmy T.
    Jimmy ThaiJuly 15, 2011
    Harry potter!!!
  • Phil H.
    Phil HavlicekJuly 4, 2011
    Bring in some vegetarian burritos and buy some drinks at the bar. Try the themes ones.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CatapanoJuly 4, 2011
    Best movie theatre in the city. Better chairs, reserved seating...but try to reserve well in advance...avid movie goers flick here & know to reserve seats ONLINE...
  • David P.
    David PhamJune 14, 2011
    Small ass screens...12 seats wide. Woohoo!
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SmithJune 13, 2011
    I recommend watching a movie here!
  • Brad D.
    Brad DayJune 11, 2011
    In Aud. 1 balcony, go to the cash bar at the back. The line is usually much shorter!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BensleyJune 8, 2011
    Definitely come early for a drink but don't accidentally skip the film. :-)
  • Zach N.
    Zach NadlerMay 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try Dogfish head 90min IPA on tap. So good
  • Elly P.
    Elly PowerMay 17, 2011
    You can return your ticket up to 30 min into the show!
  • sfBirdie
    sfBirdieMay 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place to see a movie. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TravisMay 14, 2011
    Opera cinema!
  • Annette H.
    Annette HunterMay 7, 2011
    If you see a movie in theater 4, make sure you sit toward the center, as the screen is offsset to the right!
  • Erica H.
    Erica HendersonMay 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Reserved seating and cocktails! Perfect combo for a movie theater.
  • Vvek S.
    Vvek SuvarnaApril 23, 2011
    If you are at SFIFS, smile at the volunteers, be nice :)
  • antuan g.
    antuan goodwinApril 2, 2011
    This is totally a date theater, especially the upper level cafe area. Don't even think about coming here alone.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CoMarch 18, 2011
    Sit in the balcony. Full bar upstairs.
  • Center for Asian American Media
    If you plan on checking out the 29th SF International Asian American Film Festival, you can buy tickets in advance to any screening at the Sundance Kabuki Box Office. 2/24 to 3/10 daily 4-9pm Read more
  • Spoony D
    Spoony DFebruary 23, 2011
    If sitting in the balcony choose row 2 and above
  • Soren G.
    Soren G KorzenFebruary 13, 2011
    Skip the bar and bring your own beer, they don't seem to mind.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 11, 2011
    On January 19, Gilt City members can watch Ashton and Natalie heat up the big screen before everyone else...Comedy, Kutcher... oh, and beer and wine. Not a bad way to spend an evening.
  • Mary M.
    Mary McArthurJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Auditorium 7 sucks ass. I feel like I'm in my dad's basement home theatre! I paid $14 for this?!
  • Philip A.
    Philip AndresDecember 22, 2010
    You can drink alcohol while watching a movie!
  • Anne M.
    Anne MurdochDecember 20, 2010
    Every time I come to this venue, tickets are sold out.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmoklerDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Reserve seating selectively enforced. Don't sweat it.
  • Neville B.
    Neville BendiolaDecember 6, 2010
    black swan 730 and 8 sold out!
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LDecember 4, 2010
    Like that you can reserve seats ahead of time esp for new release movies but beware of teens trying to steal your seats. Also they have red velvet and cupcakes here!
  • Ross S.
    Ross StewartNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Plan ahead, book a seat an make it a great date night location
  • Philip A.
    Philip AndresNovember 20, 2010
    They serve alcohol
  • Doublejack
    DoublejackNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be aware that the bars are closed for the early matinees EVEN THOUGH IT'S AFTER NOON. Ahem.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry Lin-BrownNovember 9, 2010
    Row D is best in theater 2 - it looks super close to the screen on the seating chart but it's actually not. Lots of leg room and perfect view. And seats at the end of the rows are totally fine.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 30, 2010
    Pick your seats online and enjoy a cocktail in the balcony. The ultimate movie watching experience.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 28, 2010
    Sundance Cinemas is a movie theatre owned by Robert Redford's Sundance Group that aims to showcase independent, documentary and foreign-language films as well as some studio projects.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RemmeySeptember 22, 2010
    I'll be here some day soon
  • Krista O.
    Krista OsolSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order tickets online, pick your seats, and get a bottle of wine.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SuwayAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bars are closed during the day? Sad times. An iced latte and popcorn with real butter can accompany me into this screening of Animal Kingdom
  • ViatorStaff
    ViatorStaffAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The tickets are a couple bucks more, but reserved seats, delightful concessions, over 21 theaters w/ drinks & considerate movie going crowd make this one of our favorite places to catch a movie in SF.
  • matt h.
    matt hunterAugust 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have reserved seats and a bar!
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AdamsJuly 20, 2010
    Aim for cinema 1 or 2 and get the bar seats, such an awesome movie experience.
  • Rollan E.
    Rollan EspinoJuly 15, 2010
    Mexican coke, bar, 21&over balcony bar seating, reserved seating, Peet's, and the suburban wannabe gangsta-attendance is minimized all for only a $2 amenities fee. Love this theatre!
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2010
    SF: Reserved seating, cocktails, popcorn with REAL butter. That's how movies should be watched. -IFC Viewer
  • Sean M.
    Sean MeansJune 20, 2010
    Dinner with friends.followed by drinks and a 21+ showing of a G movie -- there was something profoundly comforting about the adult laughter that filled the place.
  • Niki
    NikiMay 18, 2010
    Grab a drink and reserve your seat - a great way to watch a movie!
  • Andres A.
    Andres AcostaMay 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    highly recommend the comfortable couch, just don't fall asleep and miss the flick
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilbertApril 1, 2010
    Get Raman next store and go see a movie
  • LeeAnne R.
    LeeAnne RathmannerMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    a few bucks more than a normal theatre but TOTALLY worth it. Buy tickets online and reserve seats to avoid having to show up 30 minutes early. Snack bar is cheaper, FREE refills on popcorn and they ha
  • Ryan
    RyanMarch 6, 2010
    Book tickets in advance and enjoy reserved seating. They also sell alcohol!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WeldonFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Theater 1 balcony, drink in hand = one of the best spots in sf
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    If you can, see a movie in Auditorium #1 and sit in the balcony. It's 21+ and you have direct access to the balcony bar. Plus, the seats are perfect for getting cozy. #vday
  • Marti F.
    Marti FunkJanuary 11, 2010
    Invictus - well worth it. Inspiring.
  • Brooks J.
    Brooks JordanJanuary 3, 2010
    Digging the reserved seating. Great theater, I'm sure the movie will be better . . .
  • Nick C.
    Nick CadeDecember 8, 2009
    The dopest thing about this theatre is the option to buy specific seats for the show. If you're into movies this really counts. There are also some good Korean bbq joints right up the street.
  • Doug C.
    Doug ChavezNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    get the popcorn, it's the best in town
  • Doug C.
    Doug ChavezNovember 26, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    get the's the best in San Francisco, especially the real butter!
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GorchinskiNovember 12, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the chips and dip - it's all house made and super delicious!
  • Anousheh P.
    Anousheh PashaNovember 10, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    I like this place
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LujanOctober 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit in the balcony at a table to enjoy dinner and a cocktail with your movie. You can also bring your cocktail into the upstairs theater.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MortensenOctober 19, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    It might not be obvious, but all upstairs seating, not just the balcony, permits adult beverages. New Belgium Abbey is a solid bet.
  • Rich R.
    Rich ReaderSeptember 28, 2009
    The San Francisco International Film Festival employs the Kabuki as one of its' principal screens, and shows some of the most exotic, unusual films that you could ever hope to find.
  • judy
    judyAugust 16, 2009
    preorder your seats so you don't have to wait in the theater. and if it's not crowded, leave a space so four of you aren't clumped together in an empty theater.
  • Jess C.
    Jess CliftonAugust 9, 2009
    anytime you can see a movie in Auditorium #1, sit in the balcony. It's 21+ and you have direct access to the balcony bar. Plus, the seats are super comfortable. Best for 2 ppl.
  • Christian S.
    Christian StiehlMay 10, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a wet martini with Tanqueray #10 at the balcony bar and take it into the theater with you.
  • Paula M.
    Paula MacedoApril 6, 2014
    \o/ yeahhhhh
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