Welcome to SFHS Movie Night!

Premiere: June 5th

Englander House SF

Press PLAY in the player window above to see the film. Part of a series – to be continued…


Premiere: May 1, 2020

Press PLAY in the player window above to see the latest Movie Night Program (you can watch full screen by clicking in the lower right box icon of video window corner).

The playlist includes three film segments:

helter in place drone video

Shelter in Place: New Drone Video by Greg Lofano of Loaf Productions: New stunning aerial drone footage of San Francisco as the COVID-19 shutdown continues.


At Home with Charles Fracchia by Mary Bettini Blank: Join SFHS founder Charles Fracchia as he describes the launch of Rolling Stone magazine (and an adventure with scrambled eggs). (older iPhones may not play the sound correctly – please try another device)


Charles Fracchia - DNA of SF

An Interview with Charles Fracchia by Mary Bettini Blank: Charles describes the optimism, audacity, courage, and inventiveness that turned San Francisco into “an instant city” during the Gold Rush. He shares his perspective on how the spirit of the Gold Rush continues to shape San Francisco’s identity.



Premiered on April 3rd, 2020

Press PLAY in the player window above to see our first Friday Movie Night Program (you can watch full screen by clicking in the lower right box icon of video window corner). The YouTube Playlist presents two sets of paired movies:

San Francisco Shut Down by xxx of Space Race StudioSan Francisco Shut Down by Dan Denegre of Space Race Studio: Jaw-dropping camera drone footage of San Francisco’s empty streets during the first days of the COVID-19 shutdown, accompanied with a haunting Flamenco guitar solo.


The Ghosts of San Francisco directed by R. Christian AndersonThe Ghosts of San Francisco by R. Christian Anderson: A photographic journey through San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire, with Motown recording artist Chris Clark singing “When the World Came to San Francisco.”



At Home With Charles FracchiaAt Home With Charles Fracchia by Mary Bettini Blank: Join SFHS Founder Charles Fracchia as he describes the collective consciousness of San Francisco and how its unique ethos of enterprise and audacity continues to shape life, thought, and industry. (older iPhones may not play the sound correctly – please try another device)


Charles Fracchia Remembers The Filbert StepsCharles Fracchia Remembers The Filbert Steps by Mary Bettini Blank: Charles shares his memories of the Filbert Steps from childhood forays through the present day, and explains why this charming place, which has the last wooden staircase in the City, is his favorite spot in San Francisco. Filbert Steps photograph by Karen Warren, from A Walk up San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill.