Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Chancellor Hotel
between Post and Sutter 433 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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Order a drink at the hotel bar and bring it in.
Astonishment! Magical Tales of San Francisco dining Feb 28 2014 star this tip starred
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Bring a sweater or cover-up, the theatre gets chilly sometimes. Intermission was a nice break and allowed people to get up and get something to drink. Drinks are allowed in the theatre.
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Reviews & Ratings

62 ratings
4.2 average rating
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125 events
93 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 25 2012

While Walt Anthony, the magician/storyteller, was personable and interacted well with the audience, we were underwhelmed by the show. We found the pace to be extremely slow and the stories very drawn out. There were not that many illusions...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 20 2012

Half the art of storytelling, half the art of illusion. A fun time. It was interesting hearing stories about early San Francisco characters. The illusions were all pretty standard, but I left mystified. How some of them could be done, just six...continued

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Parlor magic tricks from simple to unbelievable. Show was a quick two hours (with intermission). The tidbits of S.F. history kicked the entertainment up a bit over normal magic acts. We parked at the Union Sq. garage, just a short walk away. If...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Anthony has more stories of old San Francisco to tell, and that he’s keeping his parlor doors open as long as listeners come to hear them. For old-fashioned, old-time entertainment, his magical drawing room is well worth a visit.” —SF Examiner


May-June 2014: Due to an injury to Walt Anthony, David Facer will be filling in by performing his show The World of Paradox on these dates.

This show is recommended for ages 16 and older.