Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Chancellor Hotel
between Post and Sutter 433 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 67 members
Review from Dana Miller

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

reviewed Oct 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Wayne

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

reviewed Nov 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Savage

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

reviewed May 18 2013 report as inappropriate
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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.

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