Tips for Great Star Theater

636 Jackson Street San Francisco CA 94133 between Cooper Aly & Wentworth Pl in Chinatown
Goldstar

51 Great Star Theater Tips

  • Casual 5
  • Dressy 2
  • Festive 1
  • Take public transit 3
  • Park in lot 2
  • Arrive early 2
  • Dine before you go 2
Robert Blomberg
7 events
3 reviews
2 stars
Garages close early so street parking is required. Don't park in a Tow zone, it will cost you big time $$$$$ Uber or Lyft in is your best bet.
Marie Spark
Marie Spark
12 events
6 reviews
0 stars
Great location for dining, in the heart of Chinatown.
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Nia
Nia
10 events
4 reviews
77 stars
The weather was cool since it was a night show.. I wore dress, jacket, and flats. You can be dressed up if you want or not it was a mix in the audience..
Alysia Chevalier
5 events
2 reviews
61 stars
Parking is scarce. Take public transit
Alysia Chevalier
5 events
2 reviews
61 stars
The weather was Typical outside but a little chilly in the theater.. I wore A jacket. You'll need a jacket or sweater..
Sonia Lundy
26 events
14 reviews
2 stars
I wore jacket, theatre was cold..
Sonia Lundy
26 events
14 reviews
2 stars
found great lot opposite Cafe Zoetrope it was $7 after 5.30 pm until 2 am!
Suzie Chow
2 events
2 reviews
18 stars
The weather was overcast. I wore jeans and sweater.
Daria Bauer
38 events
3 reviews
50 stars
In theatre, originally Chinese Opera theatre!
LP
LP
174 events
45 reviews
53 stars
If driving, use the SigAlert App for traffic & routing. At ALL costs, avoid Grant St; approach via Pacific St, then Left onto Beckett St, the alley-like street just west of Columbus & Kearny Streets. Beckett St has no obvious street sign & looks like a drive way!
The Boy From Oz
LP
LP
174 events
45 reviews
53 stars
Parking is a bear! Take public transit or be prepared to troll.
The Boy From Oz
Alan
339 events
155 reviews
85 stars
Park in Portsmouth Square Parking Garage; evening special is $6 (but don't lose your parking ticket like I did; then it's $27). Less than five-minute walk to the theatre.
Lyle
Lyle
29 events
23 reviews
6 stars
R & G Lounge (hasthe best Chinese food) on Kearny St. only a couple of blocks away from the Great Star Theatre.
The Boy From Oz
orley
6 events
4 reviews
1 stars
There is popcorn and a bar with beer and wine that is perfectly adequate. The tables at the front of the room--VIP seating--are convenient for this. But have dinner nearby, the theater is in Chinatown!--R&G Lounge is our favorite, just a block away oon Kearney.
Joi
113 events
86 reviews
316 stars
Challenging to find street parking, but look for an underground parking lot...usually about $5. for evening.
Joi
113 events
86 reviews
316 stars
Lots of great places to eat nearby in Chinatown, within walking distance. And it is OK to bring your food and drinks into the theater! Yah!
janey47
66 events
27 reviews
24 stars
Hunan Homes is two doors down and is fantastic. Get there early as it's very popular and can run a wait.
Paul Nathan
17 events
6 reviews
55 stars
The theater does not have a concession permit yet so BYOB. They are very cool about it. No corkage fee.
Clovertje
45 events
14 reviews
1 stars
Friends ate next door at Hunan Home and enjoyed dinner there before the show. Afterwards we walked up to North Beach and went to a café to chat. This old theater is near all kinds of restaurants and cafés, and is in Chinatown and close to North Beach.
Clovertje
45 events
14 reviews
1 stars
We drove and parked on Sansome, close to Jackson. Free to park there after 7. Easy walk up the hill. Easy to take BART and walk from a station, too.

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