Take a twilight tour with San Francisco Neon historians Al Barna & Randall Ann Homan.
The Mission District of San Francisco has an impressive array of classic watering holes, eateries, and cinemas with some of the best vintage neon signs in the city. It is a treasure hunt to discover these beautiful signs in the heart of this neighborhood. We start at the New Mission Theater and end at the Roxie Theater. This is a special tour to support the Roxie’s project to repaint and relight our iconic vertical neon sign.
This tour features eclectic local history with architectural and graphic design insights into San Francisco’s unique legacy of surviving neon signs. Be prepared to walk for 1 mile for 1.5 hours with rest stops. Photography and a lively Q&A are encouraged. This event is part of the San Francisco: City of Neon Series to kick off 2024, in proud partnership with the Tenderloin Museum.