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8 Star Starred
Magic Bus
Across the street from Macy's in Union Square 280 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94108
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18 reviews
5 stars
Park at Sutter-Stockton Garage for about $3 an hour. Take Dramamine before leaving if you tend to get motion sick. Good hot dog stand on the corner and in front of Macy's for a quick bite.
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There is a bathroom break at the Conservatory Of Flowers in GG Park
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"Magic Bus"
78 ratings
3.9 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

I took my two 20-something sons on the bus and they enjoyed it. I wasn't as impressed, however, as the film skipped around alot and didn't stick to a real timeframe of the 60's, so it was discombulated. There was a lot of down time when the...continued

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49 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

The wrong intersection is given as the meeting point. It is only a block off so I was able to find it, but it started things off a bit stressful. It was unique and creative. Glad I did this, but not sure I would go out of my way to recommend it...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

We really loved this experience. My husband and I grew up here and were especially moved by the music, the film footage, the perspective on these amazing, turbulent years. Several times we felt close to tears. The "theater" part was surprisingly...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Magic Bus transports the audience on a magical mystery tour to a more hopeful era with a bliss-inducing soundtrack (and mind-blowing video) …” —San Francisco Chronicle


Sausalito’s Antenna Theater, in partnership with Teacher Bus, has literally hit the streets with a traveling show aboard a renovated 20th-century bus that evokes the era and politics of the Summer of Love.  The Magic Bus is a veeeery trippppppy thick, twisted multi-media mix of oral histories, rock and roll, live action, 3-D and video projections while the bus rumbles through North Beach, the Haight and Golden Gate Park.  

About the Ticket Supplier: Antenna Theater

Antenna Theater of Sausalito, California is a non-profit arts organization which creates original work in many disciplines. Artistic Director Chris Hardman founded Antenna in 1980 to experiment with the essential dynamics of sound, sculpture and live performance.

Since then Antenna has created over two dozen original works, has won many Bay Area Critics Circle Awards, and has toured extensively. Antenna’s work has been presented at the Smithsonian Institution, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Olympic Arts Festival, the Spoleto Festival, Tubingen University in Germany, the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, the American Cultural Center in Paris and the Roundhouse in London, among others.

The Antenna experience can take the shape of a carnival, an immersive maze, a performance piece, a radio program, a guided mystery tour, a sideshow or a giant walk-through sculpture. Antenna uses them all to put the audience member, or “audient,” into the middle of the action.

Organizations that have commissioned Antenna to create work for a wide range of sites and media include: the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts (Ohio), the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), Earth Drama Lab (San Francisco), Whole Earth Foundation (San Francisco), Bay Area Playwrights Festival (Marin), and KPFA Radio (Berkeley).

In addition, Antenna has brought its unique combination of sound, image and movement to adventurous San Francisco Bay Area audiences in the most surprising of settings: recycling centers, high school corridors, Army barracks, the desert playa of Burning Man and the Pacific Ocean’s edge.