My ex-boss and friend Peter just bought a building here in San Francisco at 14th and Mission. Peter runs a porn company called Kink.Com (a whole palace of porn, actually) here in San Francisco, but he wants to use this building as a vanilla movie studio. He seemed unaware that it was featured in the Robert Redford movie SNEAKERS a few years back.
I’ve been emailing back and forth with him all morning, trying to convince him that he needs to have a department in the building directory called SETEC ASTRONOMY. I think he’s going to do it.
This is pretty big news for San Francisco. It will bring jobs from the movie industry here, as well as jobs it will take to renovate this historic building. The $14.5 million sale price is a steal for a place on the National Historic Register, and more companies in this town should take the social responsibility to preserve our historic buildings. I look forward to seeing what Armory Films can bring to town.