Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End

Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End

A scene from SUTRO'S: THE PALACE AT LANDS END, a film by Tom Wyrsch. Picture courtesy November Fire Recordings. All rights reserved.

Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End

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Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End (2011)

Opened: 11/04/2011 Limited

Limited11/04/2011
Balboa Theater11/04/2011 - 11/10/20117 days

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Genre: Documentary

Rated: Unrated

Synopsis

A full length documentary film about San Francisco's privately owned swimming, ice skating and museum complex built in the late 19th century. Once the world's largest swimming pool establishment, the building burnt down in 1966. The ruins remain today. Journey back in time to revisit Sutro Baths when it was in full operation. See: The Seven Pools, Sutro Railway, Merry Way, Sutro's Cliff House, Ice Skating Rink, Egyptian Mummy Museum, Tom Thumb Exhibit, Musee Mecanique, Torture Museum, Lord's Last Supper, Ito, Giggling Ghost, 1963 & 1966 Fires, Sutro Ruins, and much, much more. A nostalgic trip back in time told by historians and the people that were there.

Through interviews, film footage, and hundreds of photographs, this film not only allows us to relearn and finally understand Sutro Baths' history, but also to feel and experience it.

DVD Release

The DVD for SUTRO'S: THE PALACE AT LANDS END will be released on November 8th and can be ordered directly from the SUTRO'S film site.

Sutro Baths History

Adolph Sutro shared a dream with San Francisco back in 1896 when he created his world famous baths. Nestled in the cove at Lands End next to his Cliff House was one of the world's architectural wonders. San Franciscans, young & old, swam & played in its seven pools, attended swimming events and world-class competitions, gawked at its museum exhibits and dined in its restaurants. Later, locals learned to ice skate there and congregated to watch exhibitions and skating tournaments. Never a financial success, it was a unique and beloved part of San Francisco until it closed and then burned in 1966. It left behind the damned finest ruins in modern San Francisco.

Film Storyline

This 84-minute documentary film tells the story of San Francisco's privately owned swimming, ice-skating and museum complex built in the late 19th century. Once the world's largest swimming pool establishment, the building burnt down in 1966. The ruins remain today. Journey back in time to revisit Sutro Baths when it was in full operation. See: The Seven Pools, Sutro Railway, Merry Way, Sutro's Cliff House, Ice Skating Rink, Egyptian Mummy Museum, Tom Thumb Exhibit, Musee Mecanique, Torture Museum, Lord's Last Supper, Ito, Giggling Ghost, 1963 & 1966 Fires, Sutro Ruins, and much, much more. A nostalgic trip back in time told by historians and the people that were there.

 

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