Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Chancellor Hotel
between Post and Sutter 433 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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Goldstar Member
20 events
7 reviews
0 stars
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.
San Francisco Magic Parlor's Magical Tales of San Francisco, Storytelling-Magic
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4.2 average rating
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143 events
104 reviews
36 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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7 reviews
3 stars
attended May 18 2013

Heard a lot of fun San Francisco stories, including the origin of the term "sugar daddy"....yes, coined in SF by Big Alma Spreckles.

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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 … 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
• The San Francisco Magic Parlor was featured on a show segment of Swirl on KOFY-TV. Watch it here.


This show is recommended for ages 16 and older.