San Francisco 2010, Day 4

Most of day four was spent on a couch at our hostel, getting some design work done. I escaped just in time to see clouds covering up the sun and realize that the Asian Art Museum was free the previous Sunday instead of Tuesday. Whoops. We trudged back to the hostel1 and discovered that the Oscar-nominated shorts2 were playing just a short walk away at the Lumiere Theatre.3 After watching the live-action shorts, we took the bus to Ghirardelli Square, bought a large back of assorted chocolate squares to split, and then finished the day at our favorite Indian restaurant.4

  1. Past a grouchy-looking prostitute and a gas station billboard with a J.D. Salinger quotation. []
  2. Watch all of them online here! []
  3. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie theater. It was small and a little shabby, but had exactly the kind of patrons I love to watch movies with. And is right across from a great thrift store. []
  4. It’s half Indian restaurant, half Irish pub, and the combination is exactly as weird as you’d expect it to be. []

One Response

  • The theater you described is exactly like the one I watched the animated/live-action shorts in. Maybe the distributors send out questionnaires to every theater wanting to show the shorts: ‘Are you charmingly shabby?’ ‘Are you located in an urban, coastal area?’ ‘Are there thrift stores nearby?’

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