There are many remarkable landmarks in San Francisco, but there aren’t many that have Broadway shows playing inside them. The Curran Theatre is the exception that happily breaks the rule. Since its grand opening in September 1922 on Geary Street, the Curran Theatre has hosted innumerable musical tours, including Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Wicked, the revival of A Chorus Line and many more. Several people famous outside of Broadway have acted in plays at the Curran Theatre, such as Ian McKellen, Carol Channing, Judy Garland, Mae West and Stacy Keach. With that kind of star power and award winning shows, the Curran Theatre parking situation can be iffy, especially as the Curran can seat up to 1,667 guests rapt in the drama and comedy of the musicals. The interior of the theatre is elaborately decorated, with the plaster rubbed with steel wool such that when it was painted, it looked as if it was wood grain, fashioned by nature, rather than a design of an architect. The seats are the color of the tail end of a summer night’s twilight, complementing the late golden sunset-orange curtain and the brilliant crystal chandelier in the center of the ceiling. While the color scheme of twilight is pleasing to the eye, you wouldn’t want to have to find a space in the Curran Theatre parking lot as the evening show is about to begin. Thankfully, ParkWhiz can handle that problem for a song if you reserve your space in advance.
The theatre’s namesake, Homer Curran, was a writer of musicals, so he knew what actors and musicians would need to make the perfect performance. The Curran Theatre came into existence as a result of the Shubert brothers, a family of popular theatre owners who wanted to break the monopoly of a rival company, the Theatrical Syndicate. They enlisted the help of Homer Curran as a partner, and after successfully raising $800,000, construction began. This relationship was good for both the Shuberts and Curran - the former could strike back at their rival, while the latter could bring shows to California that otherwise never have come, as the Shuberts had the influence and cash to book tours from Europe and the East Coast. After a renovation in 1993 for the running of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, the lighting has been changed and the elaborate “phone booths” no longer have phones, but the show must go on. And go on it will, even if not all guests have parked. It wouldn’t be very musical if the guests haven’t found a spot at the Curran Theatre parking lot, but with ParkWhiz, you will be there when the curtain rises.
By making use of ParkWhiz, you can book your parking spot in advance, just as you would book a ticket at the Curran’s box office. After booking your spot, print out your parking pass and bring it with you. With your parking pass, you can mosey on up to the theatre without drama, thanks to ParkWhiz.
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ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.