This classic theater, originally built as a WPA project in 1939, is undergoing its first renovation in over 50 years, adding 10,896 square feet to the existing building, primarily in subterranean space, preserving the period architecture. This venue, which was used for many USO performances by Bob Hope, Jack Benny and other legends, is being rehabilitated and expanded into a hub for community theater and performance art, as well its original movie palace glory. Presidio Theatre is a contributing structure to the Presidio of San Francisco’s National Historic Landmark District status. As part of the makeover, two small wings are being added on the west side of the 10,000 square foot structure. One will hold service areas for the stage, with a discreet loading dock and a “green room” for headliners. The other is conceived as a glassed-in pavilion, with an elevator and grand staircase leading to the new below-ground space that features accessible bathrooms and a concession area.