Driving west on Balboa in the Outer Richmond of San Francisco as the street rolls down to the ocean, you can see the flashing neon of the Balboa Theater from far away. It is a relic. One of the few remaining neighborhood single screen theaters. Even they have split the theater into separate screening rooms in their effort to stay afloat. It seems each year the Balboa is on the brink of closing and if it does, this neon will go dark. Neon lights are still around, but very few still have the shouting flashing letters each one lighting one by one in sequence like a spelling bee B- A- L- B- O- A, "Balboa".