Don't panic, art-house fans: you can still get your subtitle fix at Landmark's other San Francisco theaters (the Clay, the Opera Plaza) or at any of the chain's East Bay outposts (the Shattuck has the most screens, and it shows mainstream Hollywood stuff, too).
The 18-year-old Embarcadero is one of Landmark's busiest and most-profitable theaters, according to the chain. It will close starting June 28, with a targeted return of "early November" — so it'll be dark during much of the summer movie craze, but ready to receive any and all Oscar-type movies in the fall.
Here's what the improvements will entail, per a press release sent out by Senior Regional Publicist Steve Indig:
"Each of the theater’s five auditoriums will undergo a total makeover, including plush seating, new flooring, paint, and wall coverings. The lobby will also undergo a transformation, complete with a new wine bar and lounge, as well as a remodeled concierge desk and concession stand. The stand will now feature digital signage with large LED screens showcasing the new menu with a broad array of food and beverage options. Print-at-home ticketing and mobile ticketing will be available at the theatre when it re-opens this fall."
Once more with feeling: WINE BAR. See you at the movies this fall, Embarcadero!