The Metreon is a shopping center located in downtown San Francisco at the corner of 4th and Mission Streets. It is a four-story 350000 sq ft (33000m²) building built over the corner of the underground Moscone Center convention center. Metreon opened on June 16, 1999 as an entertainment center, the first of a proposed chain of Sony urban centers aggregating dining, gaming, music, exhibitions, shopping and movies. In 2006 Metreon was sold and it has been refashioned as a food-oriented mall.


The Metreon 13, an IMAX 3D movie theater operated by AMC Lowes Cineplex, is currently the most popular attraction. Additionally, the second floor is home to a TILT arcade and coin-operated games. The Sanraku sushi restaurant is located in the Metreon as well as a bookstore and a food court. The Metreon is also home to the Walk of Game, which is loosely based on the Walk of Fame - honorees include Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bushnell, StarCraft, Sid Meier, Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Link from The Legend of Zelda series.

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Shopping, Sony, IMAX 3D, Restaurants