San Francisco is about to lose one of its precious gems that dates back all the way to the golden era of porn.
Nob Hill Theatre, the legendary male strip club in SF, will be permanently closing its doors on August 19th. The owners, Larry Hoover and Gary Luce, have decided to retire and head south to Palm Springs.
The married couple bought the club six years ago, which found an increase in profits as time went on. It will officially close after an appreciation barbecue for customers and appearances by house performers.”We’ve enjoyed owning the club and have met thousands of wonderful customers from around the world,” Luce said in an interview. “But we’re ready to retire,” added Hoover.
Sadly, the new owner of the location (729 Bush Street) won’t be keeping with the tradition of what this place has been for decades as they have other ideas in mind of what they will turn it into. Hoover and Luce actually put the business on the market almost a year ago (in October) but it took several months for it to sell.
They still have a ton of fantastic things planned prior to the location closing next month. It includes a circle jerk of sorts happening on July 26th and customers are invited to watch a fim shoot by Naked Sword in August.
An estate sale will be held over Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, where “everything goes,” said Hoover. This includes the theater seats and color photographs of guest performers from today and yesteryear that adorns their walls. Before the sale, the owners plan to donate some memorabilia to the GLBT Historical Society.
Nob Hill Theatre has been open for several years in the heart of San Francisco. Over its time being opened, it has welcomed a ton of gay porn stars from the 70’s until today who have put on some incredible shows for the audiences to enjoy. It also features other amenities like video booths, private pole dance lounge and a maze area. The location itself was even featured in Architectural Digest back in 1982.