Updated December 10, 2006






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Related Articles
Asian Pop : AZN, R.I.P.
By Jeff Yang, Special to SF Gate
Thursday, December 8, 2005

Read the July 16, 2004 SF Chronicle article about the in the Canaan Lutheran Church's attempt to close the 4 Star.

SF Bay Guardian's "Local Heroes" article about Frank Lee, owner of the 4 Star Theatre

Frank Lee, owner of the 4 Star Theatre, acquires the Presidio Theatre!
Read the SF Chronicle articles: Aug. 29, 2002 & Aug. 30, 2002

SF Chronicle article on the closing of the Naz 8 Hub.

SF Chronicle article by G. Allen Johnson: Worldwide, Asian films are grossing millions. Here, they're either remade, held hostage or released with little fanfare.

SF Chronicle article on the new all Asian TV network from the producers of the International Channel.

Asianweek article: Hollywood’s 25 Worst APA Blunders: Part 1 & Part 2

Asianweek article: The Only Yellow at the Academy is Oscar

Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures

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Good news!

The 4 Star Theatre has been saved!

4 Star operators Frank and Lida Lee have won the battle to keep the theater open and have bought the building. We can look forward to the return of Asian film programming to the theater's line up.

San Francisco Chronicle article
SF360.org article

In memoriam:

No one would have been happier that the 4 Star survived than my dear friend Ron Murillo. Ron, my partner Jennifer, and I have sat through many a Hong Kong double feature together at the 4 Star (and the UC, the Great Star, & the World theaters).

Ron passed away December 9, 2006 after suffering a stroke. He will be missed by his many friends. A man of varied interests and an avid collector, Ron loved Hong Kong film, Godzilla movies, Westerns, Sci-fi television, Xena: Warrior Princess, and most recently Bollywood film. He was also a prolific writer who contributed reviews and articles to fanzines long before the internet and continued to contribute to various newsgroups, websites, and online communities.

Ron was one of the sweetest men I've ever known. He was a big mushball whose favorite films were romances that made him tear up. I'll never be able to watch C'est La Vie Mon Cherie or Shall We Dance (the original Japanese version, of course) without thinking of Ron.

Ron, I hope you're hanging out with Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung talking about Hong Kong film. We miss you.