Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fascinating (if peculiar) YouTube tour of the Chancellor Hotel’s Elevators?

The Chancellor Hotel (built in 1914) is home to our San Francisco Magic Parlor. As you can see at the start of this YouTube video we’re in the heart of everything in downtown San Francisco.

This video is also a tour of the elevator system in the hotel filmed by a young elevator aficionado and expert (really!)

The Chancellor is historic in that it was build for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. It was then the tallest building in the city, and is still family owned almost a century later. (You’ll be relieved to know that the elevators are significantly newer.)

The video did not catch the Magic Parlor’s  theatre (maybe because it does not travel up and down) maybe next time.

We’re extremely proud to be associated with this TripAdvisor Top-Rated boutique hotel …and hope it will be our home for a long time to come.

Have a happy ride!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Welcome our new Theatre Staff to the San Francisco Magic Parlor

I’d like to warmly welcome three new host/hostess house managers to our Magic Parlor family.

Lucinda, Liza, and Christopher are a talented and outgoing team and will be huge asset to the Parlor as they greet guests each evening and keep the performances moving along.

Say hello to our new friendly faces when you’re in our San Francisco Theatre District neighborhood!

Monday, March 25, 2013

You can get FREE tickets to our Parlor theatre this weekend too!

You can get FREE tickets to our Parlor theatre this weekend too!

TWO ways to Win FREE Seats for this Friday/Saturday at the San Francisco Magic Parlor!

1) Write a paragraph of why you want to be a partner guest…be creative!
Just email to us at

2) Join this Parlor BLOG as a follower at

We’ll award two pairs of tickets for each night!

See you at the Parlor folks….

The ANSWER to Contest #17

Two couples guessed correctly and were our guests at the Parlor!

Our Trivia Question #17 was…

“There is a row of century old eucalyptus (gum) trees on Octavia Street at Bush WHO planted those trees?”

The Answer is…

Mary Ellen “Mammy” Pleasant. She planted gum trees up and down the street along her huge and ominous mansion. Well over 100 years later only these few remain.

You can hear the Mary Pleasant saga when you visit the San Francisco Magic Parlor theatre.

Watch for our next Trivia Contest and you can win FREE seats to that weekend’s performance.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

You’ll experience Theatrical Magic from a new perspective!

Performing in a live, long-run, show is so really cool… and daunting!

No night is even slightly similar in the San Francisco Magic Parlor theatre. Different reactions, laughs, applause. Whether adjusting our style for only a few guests or a theatre that’s overfilled.

Last night we had a lot of last minute walk-ins and special Chancellor Hotel guests… they were there to party and have a great time. I was overwhelmed with their exuberant responses, involvement and participation.

Great way to cap off our 24th week a the Chancellor.

No matter how you look at it 
…it’s entertaining…

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

For 6 Months the San Francisco Magic Parlor has been entertaining visitors and locals!

We’re winding up our 6th month of shows at the San Francisco Magic Parlor… having brought our special magic and tales to San Franciscans & our city’s Visitors for one-half –year!

We are renewing with the Chancellor Hotel to begin our April/May/June Season. Each month we grow both artistically as well as being part of San Francisco’s entertainment landscape.