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Upcoming Events

May 8-11, 2014
Verge Art Fair
177 Prince St., NY, NY
Juried art fair showing images from Left in the Dark
Hours: Fri-Sat, 12-8pm; Sun, 12-6pm
Opening Night Party: Thursday, May 8, 6-10pm (free admission)

Past Events

GO!, a community-curated open studios
September 8-9, 2012
RA McBride Open Studio, 10 South Portland Avenue Apt 1, Brooklyn, NY
(Between Dekalb and Lafayette Ave)
G to Fulton, C to Lafayette, D,N, Q, R to DeKalb Ave
Photos in the main entry hallway and up the stairs in Apt 1
There are almost 2,000 artists participating in this event — very exciting indeed. 10 lucky artists have the chance of being selected for a show at the Brooklyn Museum. YOU MUST REGISTER AS A VOTER to participate and help me get in this show! Go to to register and click on "Become a Voter Now."

June 16-24, 2012
Standing Ovations, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
Group Exhibition showing 9 images from Left in the Dark
Old Mint, Fifth and Mission Streets, San Francisco

June 7-30, 2012
Opening Thursday, June 7, 6-8pm
SONYA Art Walk: Exhibition of Left in the Dark and Coney Island
Stuart & Wright
85 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Left in the Dark Book signing, R.A. McBride, photographer in attendance
The Landmark, West Los Angeles
10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Slide show by R.A. McBride and Katherine Petrin

January 20-29, 2012
Noir Film Festival

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Balboa Theatre Benefit

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Noir Night at the Castro

Saturday, November 19, 2011
Niles Silent Film Museum
37417 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536
Readings by Gary Meyer, Liz keim, and Julie Lindow
Comic shorts and a film; Book signing and sale following

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Film Nights in the Park
Washington Square Park, San Francisco
Screening starts after sunset
Film playing: Dr. Strangelove

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Film Nights in the Park
Union Square, San Francisco
Screening starts after sunset
Film playing: Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Film Nights in the Park
Union Square, San Francisco
Screening starts after sunset
Film playing: When Harry Met Sally

Four large scale photographs from the book are exhibited at Clic Gallery, 424 Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY through spring 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Balboa Theater
San Francisco, CA
Balboa Birthday Bash with Left in the Dark Book Signing and Selling
A night at the movies in 1926 with a live vaudeville show, birthday cake and prizes. Watch for details.
Advance tickets on sale soon at

Thursday March 3rd
Living Room Realtors
1422 NE Alberta, Portland, OR
Photographer R.A. McBride will talk about the book, show slides and sign books.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Red Vic Movie House
San Francisco, CA
Cinematic San Francisco, a Benefit for the Red Vic
Local luminaries present a valentine to San Francisco for all lovers of Fogtown and the Red Vic! Join us for a special fundraising event as renowned writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit (Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, River of Shadows) teams up with filmmakers Christian Bruno (work in progress Strand: A Natural History of Cinema), Sam Green (The Weather Underground, Pie Fight '69), Chip Lord (Movie Map) and author Julie Lindow (Left in the Dark) to present a multi-media event to address the past and future of cinematic San Francisco.
$20 admission includes a raffle ticket for autographed books, DVD's and other fantastic prizes!

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Afternoon and Evening (starts at 1pm)
Castro Theater
San Francisco, CA
Silent Film Society's Winter Festival, Left in the Dark Book Signing and Selling in the mezzanine

Thursday January 20, 2011
Clic Gallery
255 Centre Street
New York, NY
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
NoirCity Xmas
Films at 7:15PM and 9:15PM
a Crule Yule
Castro Theater
We are excited to announce that we will be signing and selling books at NoirCity Xmas Dec 15, and NoirCity Film Festival Jan 21-30 at the Castro Theater, upstairs in the mezzanine!!! Hope to see you there! For tickets and more info:

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Experimental Film Focus with Liz Keim and Sam Sharkey. Slide show presentation by R.A. McBride.
The Exploratorium
San Francisco, CA
Writer/editor Julie Lindow will make introductory remarks, and McBride will present a slide show of photographs and talk about her adventures in the theatres. Exploratorium film curators Liz Keim and Sam Sharkey will read short passages from their Left in the Dark chapters and then screen three short films that celebrate the transformative power of cinema: Two Space(1979, 8 min. by Larry Cuba), M.T.X.S. (1990, 3 min. by Rock Ross), Mothlight (1963, 4 min. by Stan Brakhage). Book signing and sales!

Saturday, Oct 30, 2010
Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
Katherine Petrin and R.A. McBride present a slide show. Laura Horak reading from her chapter "Changing Marquees: Ever Evolving Exhibition"

Thursday, October 28, 2010
6pm WALK the "Great White Way" to the Green Arcade
with Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir
MEET in front of the GAP Store on Market Street (at Powell)
Ladies (and men) encouraged to where hats and gloves.
7pm Event at Green Arcade
Readings by Eddie Muller, Melinda Stone, D. Scot Miller. Slide show by R.A. McBride.
Music by Lars Mars and Durand Begault!
The Green Arcade
1680 Market St. at Gough
San Francisco, CA 94102

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Midnight Carnival: Live Performance and the Movies, with Elisabeth Houseman, Joshua Grannell and Laura Horak

Sunday, October 24, 2010
11am - 1pm
Vogue Theater
3290 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
A "Then and Now" slide show with Katherine Petrin, Architectural Historian, and R.A. McBride, Photographer

Thursday, October 21, 2010
7pm, $5 admission
Balboa Theater
3630 Balboa, between 37th and 38th
San Francisco, CA
Impresarios Gary Meyer and Melinda Stone: Dish Give-Away, Sing-Along, Games

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
Mechanic's Library
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010
5:30pm reception; 7pm slide show presentation
SF Camerawork
657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA

October 11 - December 31, 2010
Photography Exhibit in lobby of Balboa Theater

Sunday, October 10, 2010
Party at Space Gallery
1141 Polk St. (between Sutter and Hemlock)
San Francisco, CA
Book Release