Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is being screened in a special event to re-open the Curran theater in San Francisco, which has undergone extensive renovations. (Courtesy Paramount)

Denzel Washington comes to Curran re-opening with ‘Fences’

After an extensive remodel job, the Curran theater is reopening Thursday, Dec. 15, with a big event: a screening of Denzel Washington’s new movie “Fences” (based on the Pulitzer Prize -winning play by August Wilson) along with the cast — Washington, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Saniyya Sidney — in conversation.

The evening’s host is former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, who was mayor when the play, starring James Earl Jones, had a 1987 pre-Broadway run at the Curran (headed by The City’s mega-producer Carole Shorenstein Hays).

The movie opens in theaters Dec. 25.

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