Aquarium of the Bay Opens New Theater

The Bay Theater, at San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay, features daily films on marine life By: Mollie McKenzie

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Aquarium of the Bay
www.aquariumofthebay.org

The newly opened, 270-seat Bay Theater offers visitors to San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay an engaging and educational opportunity to learn about the issues facing San Francisco’s eco-system. The theater will present daily films, including the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Save the Bay,” as well as animated shorts and films on marine life. To raise public awareness and celebrate the Bay’s unique beauty, the Aquarium of the Bay will also be showing a series of its own films and lectures as well as hosting the Ninth Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival March 8-11.

Adjacent to the Aquarium’s main entrance and just a few steps away from San Francisco Bay, the theater has been completely renovated. Previously called Theatre 39, the Bay Theater includes a new projection screen and lighting system, a 1,000-square-foot production stage and a marine environment theme showcased in the lobby. Although the theater is used predominately for showing films and presenting lectures, it can also be rented for parties, private film screenings and corporate events.

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