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Tom Wyrsch's follow-up to his incredible film "Remembering Playland", "Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End" is a full length documentary film about San Francisco's privately owned swimming, ice skating, and museum complex built in the late 19th century.

Once the world's largest swimming pool establishment, the building burnt down in 1966. The ruins remain today.

Journey back in time to revisit Sutro Baths when it was in full operation. See: The Seven Pools, Sutro Railway, Merry Way, Sutro's Cliff House, Ice Skating Rink, Egyptian Mummy Museum, Tom Thumb Exhibit, Musee Mecanique, Torture Museum, Lord's Last Supper, Ito, Giggling Ghost, 1963 & 1966 Fires, Sutro Ruins, and much, much more. A nostalgic trip back in time told by historians and the people that were there.

Through interviews, film footage, and hundreds of photographs, this film not only allows us to relearn and finally understand Sutro Baths' history, but also to feel and experience it. 84 minutes in length.
From the makers of last year's hit film, Remembering Playland at the Beach.
  • Written & Directed by Tom Wyrsch
  • Produced by Strephon Taylor / Tom Wyrsch
  • Narrated by Ray Taliaferro
Interviews with:
  • Marilyn Blaisdell, San Francisciana Collector
  • James R. Smith, Author / Historian
  • Ernie Fosselius, Artist / Filmmaker
  • Dan Zelinsky, Musee Mecanique – Owner
  • Sam E. Singer, Jr., The Skating Club of San Francisco-VP
  • John Martini, National Parks Service – Retired
  • Richard Tuck, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach – Founder
  • Dan Fontes - Artist / Muralist





Sutro's: The Palace at Lands End





Remembering Playland


The San Francisco Chronicle recently called Tom the "purveyor of San Francisco pop culture nostalgia." Don't miss your chance to see this wonderful film!





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