Business of the Month:
Tiburon Playhouse

Back in the ’90s, the Tiburon Playhouse hosted the Tiburon Children’s Festival, and Laleh Zelinsky, as event chair, arranged for an elephant to be on hand because the movie was to be “Babar.”“The elephant showed up as well as hundreds of people,” Playhouse owner, Dave Corkill says. “The parking lot was full, and there were so many people we had to add a second

In 1989, Dave already was already running two theaters in Novato when Jon Rankin introduced him to Laleh and Ed Zelinsky. This was the beginning of a great friendship that has lasted over the years. Dave also joined the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at that time - and he has been a member ever since.

Jon had learned the Blumenfeld family had decided to give up the Tiburon Playhouse in its chain of theaters and, after talking with the Zelinskys, Dave agreed to take it over. He still credits Ed with his success. “Ed really believed in making Main Street work,” Dave said, “even if it meant spending money. I will always appreciate Ed’s and Laleh’s generosity in the early days to make the Playhouse successful.”
In the beginning, the Playhouse was barred from showing first-run movies. “Other chains got clearances to show them,” Dave said, “but they put the pressure on to keep me out. I went through two lawsuits before the policy was changed.” 

Over the years, the Playhouse has had a number of renovations. In 1989, the original auditorium was split into two and, in 1993, a third screen was added and all the seats were replaced. The most recent remodel, to add stadium-style seating to the auditoriums and update the lobby took 36 months because it included getting a license to serve alcoholic beverages. A Grand Opening was held during a chamber mixer in June to

“We now are the only first-run theater in Marin County to serve beer and wine,” Dave said. “Our stadium seating has large, luxury seats with lots of leg room, and the screen, sound and digital projector are all state-of-the-art.”

The Playhouse, at 7,500-square-feet is the smallest of Dave’s 12 theaters. He is currently building theaters in Woodland and Folsom and expects to add another in Sacramento next year.

Tiburon Playhouse ⎪40 Main Street  ⎪ Tiburon, CA  ⎪415 435 3585

Friday Nights on Main 2015


Chamber Mixer
@ vineyard vines

September 30

Chamber Mixer @ The Courtyard at the Boardwalk Shopping Center

Wednesday, September 30
5:30 pm to 7 pm
vineyard vines
20 Main Streeet
Tiburon, CA 94920

It will be a whale of a time!

Chamber mixers are open to the public and are great way to meet your neighbors and your local merchants and business owners.

$10 members | $15 non members
Great Food & Drink | Business Card Raffle | Networking Opportunities

                  Seminar Series for Small Businesses   

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Mill Valley & San Rafael Chambers of Commerce to introduce a new Seminar Series for Small Business Owners.

Aimed at small business owners and professionals, the seminars will be held on the third Monday of every other month from 11 am to noon. The first seminar takes place on Monday, September 21, at 11 am, at Acqua Hotel – Bay Room - 555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking and questions. The seminars are free for members of the participating Chambers and $10 for non members.

Artist Reception and Opening September 24
Exhibition runs through October 20

Jennifer White Kuri is returning to The Bay Area for her first solo exhibit since 2013. Through My Prism will feature mixed media and paintings, ranging from late 1970s to the present. The show includes Kuri’s original photo series, “Portrait” and “Interior Landscape”, mixed-media paintings, which are available as originals as well as as part of her limited first edition series of prints. The work is being made available to “interested collectors” said Ruth Livingston.

The opening reception will be at Ruth Livingston Studio on September 24, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm. Jennifer will be on site and give a brief presentation at 7 PM. In addition, Ruth Livingston Studio will remain open till 8 pm on Friday, September 25 (last of this year’s Friday Nights on Main). The exhibition continues through October 20.

Hanson of Sonoma will offer free tastings of its organic, handcrafted vodkas at the Artist Reception on September 24 and from 5 to 7 pm on Friday evening, September 25, during Friday Nights on Main. Hanson of Sonoma is a family owned, small batch, award winning Vodka. It uses organic grapes and organic ingredients to make a vodka unlike any other.

Ruth Livingston Studio⎪74 Main Street⎪Tiburon, CA ⎪415 435  5264

For additional information, email

About Jennifer White Kuri

Drawing from a diverse cultural and geographic landscape, Kuri’s work often takes a diaristic approach. She thrives in the space between the representational and the conceptual, allowing her to exploit contextual and perceptual shifts. Kuri was the only West Coast artist to be featured in ICASTICA, Tuscany’s prestigious international women’s biennale that presented forty renowned artists from six continents. Kuri is also the founder of the Global Women Project, a 10-year project featuring a series of large-scale multi-media portrait installations celebrating unique women who have dramatically affected their respective cultures. She has exhibited in the United States and Europe in numerous solo and group shows including: Paris; Arezzo, Italy; the Napa Valley Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Art Basel/Miami. Jennifer’s work can also be found at the Museum of Contemporary Art: Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Arrezo, Italy; it has been featured on the HBO television series Six Feet Under; and is in numerous private collections.

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14, 2016
1 to 4 pm

One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries. This is a great opportunity to try some amazing wines and the meet and learn from the winemakers themselves!

Click here for more information about the Tiburon Wine Festival.

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SUP Tiburon!
Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race
November 7, 2015

 A fun race with courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced standup paddle boarders. The races will start and end at Sam's Anchor Café in downtown Tiburon and will proceed along the Tiburon waterfront with incredible views of San Francisco, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Come on out to enjoy incredible people, amazing views, support local business and win some great prizes!

Don't miss this great day on the bay. Register now!

Congratulations to the winner of our first ever #SUPTiburon photo contest from our first race in March: Marissa Miller for her fantastic photo capturing the sky above Angle Island as the beginner class crossed the starting line of the race.

What to Do on the Tiburon Peninsula

Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.

And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society


No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.

Angel Island State Park

For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws.

Directions to the Tiburon Peninsula

After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left. 

Park your car at one of the several lots downtown. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office at 96B Main Street.


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