Forthcoming Alamo Drafthouse Also Has Pretty Awesome Anti-Texting PSAs

The more I learn about the Alamo Drafthouse proposed to takeover the New Mission Theater, the more I'm convinced this place is the perfect fit for the Mission.

(Thanks Jeff!)

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we’re just kind of apprehensive it’ll be too… how do i put this? “bro”?

Yes!! I had no idea Alamo Drafthouse was coming to the Mission! Let’s just go ahead and bring ALL of what makes Austin amazing to SF, please. Y’all are going to love this place. Get an order of fried pickles and a ‘rita and you’ll be just fine.

This place is really cool. Why it took this long to get one here, or something else like it, is a testament to how lame SF can be. I mean, shit, how many years to get a Pollo Campero here? Fucking MInneapolis has had them for years.

yeah dog! im so freakin stoked dude. totes! ps this bia sounds like a lotta fun

The Alamo Draft House is truly a great institution and a perfect fit for the New Mission. Don’t be scared cause they’re from Texas. It’s Austin. They’re cool. I’ve been and it’s FUN.

But it ain’t going to happen at all without your help. Supervisor Campos will fight this, the planning commission will fight this and Chicken John will fight this. So if you want a great theater where you can drink beer, write to Campos and go to the planning meetings, ask Chicken John to puke on a Mexican again. Anything will help.

Also we should try to make em keep the sign.

Why would David Campos fight this? He’s generally been very much in favor of positive changes to the neighborhood, and I would expect this to be no different. I have a feeling that he, much like myself, will be strongly supportive of the restoration of the New Mission theatre, and strongly against the 96 (or is it 111, as the Chronicle claimed today) Condo horrorshow that Murad wants to build next door.

When did a few condos ever hurt anybody?

Campos will fight this because Gus Murad owns the building.
The condo project and the theater project are all one development. The condos would pay for the theater reconstruction. I for one would not miss Giant Value but I’m sure it will suddenly become a historical landmark and we’ll lost the theater for good.

So you’re saying this is all some big extortion plot by Murad to try to get his hundred-condo monstrosity approved?

I just mailed Sup. Campos urging him to fight strongly for the New Mission Theatre side of the project, and equally strongly AGAINST the giant-turd-of-a-condo-block portion.

At this point having Campos kill the condos kills the theater.
They are inseparable in the plan. He wants to use the condo money to pay for the theater renovations.

In any case, what’s wrong with the condos? What’s turdish about them?

I disagree. I am not against having ANY condos. Housing is necessary. It’s the fact that Murad is trying to shoehorn an enormous building full of them into that space. A two-or-three story building would be absolutely fine and appropriate for that area. The eight-story one he has proposed? Not so much.

If it comes down to postponing the New Mission theatre restoration to avoid giving in to Murad’s extortion attempt, then fine, he can take his ball and run home to mommy. But I seriously doubt that Murad would be willing to cut off his nose to spite his face in that manner.

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