Foreign Cinema

Upcoming Events

We're Celebrating 15 Years with a Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - 7:00 pm

In honor of Foreign Cinema’s 15th Anniversary, we invite you to take part in our “Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera” on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The evening will be filled with visual delights, sensual bites, sultry libations, and unique burlesque and art performances from the evening’s emcee Heklina of San Francisco’s Tranny Shack and her world renowned drag queens as well as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and characters from Gregangelo and Velocity Circus.
Proceeds support LYRIC, a San Francisco LGBTQQ youth organization, as well as the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, a local public school whose mission is to empower student learning by teaching awareness, acceptance and non-violence.

Ticket Prices: $100.00 per person +
Reservations can be made by calling Foreign Cinema at 415-648-7600 ext. 0 or 10 or via Eventbrite

The Vinyl Project begins June 10th in Laszlo!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 - 6:00 pm

On June 10th 2014 Foreign Cinema announces the archival installation and compilation of the Vinyl Project in Laszlo. Our vast musical compendium spans over fifty years and includes far reaching and mind blowing genres and sub genres with categories of style ranging from deep Mississippi Delta and Chicago Blues, Epic American Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Roots Reggae to Dance Hall, British Invasion, Rock, Pop, Punk, Country, Exotic & Contemporary Easy Listening. The family collection from chef/owner Gayle Pirie, is now available to enjoy in Laszlo and will be debuted by guest DJ’s starting at 6:00pm and play through the evening by our VIP vinyl aficionados until 9:30pm.

In house vinyl expert, musician and artist, Mike Apokalypse, has catalogued this canon of work for selective use in Laszlo to celebrate and showcase this monumental collection with certain pressings that even our Mike had never seen. To view the entire compilation, go to

A few of the iconic recording artists include legends such as Charlie Parker, Robert Johnson, Vince Gauraldi, Herb Alpert, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Jimi Hendrix, Little Feat, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Martin Denny, Julie London, Peggy Lee, Tom Jones, Moody Blues, Allman Brothers, Brian Eno, Buck Owens, Charlie Rich, Wayne Newton, OMD, and thousands more.

Rare pressings, first additions, lost live recordings, vintage productions, bootlegs, and hand cut labels will astound any vinyl enthusiast.

Following our record launch, Laszlo will introduce Vinyl Side Thursdays where album sides will be paired thematically with a specially crafted libation that fits the mood, style and mojo of the selected discs. We unveil the first in our series by saluting the suave, comedic high jinx and velvet vocal chords of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin paired with a Laszlo classic Martini.

Stay tuned for future genre/artist/cocktail pairings to come.