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Castro Theatre

429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
+1 415-621-6120
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“film festivals” (21 reviews)
“classic films” (13 reviews)
“organ player” (11 reviews)
429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
The Castro
+1 415-621-6120
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've passed by this historic theatre numerous times, but only recently went inside. I was expecting a dinky venue, but looks can be deceiving! Our 2017 vacation to South America started off here, so a local friend got us tickets to Whitney: "Can I Be...More

Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For movie lovers San Francisco's iconic Castro Theatre is tops, as it hosts exciting film events throughout the year, in the magical setting and ambiance of an ornately decorated old movie theatre. Release your inner child as some up-tempo tune like San Francisco-Open your Golden Gate...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Coming here for numerous events as I live in the neighborhood. I really like their program, not to mention it’s the center of life in Castro. Be ready to meet audience of all kinds.

Thank Katerina S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The movie palace for movie lovers. A live Wurlizer is played before the evening show. Designed by movie palace master Timothy Pfleuger, the Castro will soon be 100 years old. Hosting the top film events in The Bay Area throughout the year, the mix of...More

Thank Avner Ari L
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Finally got to see a film here and it was worth it. I try to see old “palace”type theaters whenever I travel, and missed this one the last time I was in SF. Seats were old but comfy, and the huge screen and clear sound...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Located in a prominent part of Castro St (San Francisco's gay village) the magnificent and iconic Castro theatre plays classic films from times gone by (Hitchcock's 'The Birds' and 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' were showing when I visited) and can be rented for...More

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A beacon of gayness in the best gay area in San Francisco. One of the last indie theaters on the west coast.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I love the Castro Theatre. It harkens back to another era of moviegoing. The organ, the big screen, the selection of films...it all adds up to a great experience. I would put it in a do not miss list especially if you love old movie...More

Thank revger
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A great old style cinema. They really don't make them like this any more. We went to the silent film festival. Our first experience of a silent film and this theatre. We were blown away with the film, the venue and the staff. A great...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Castro is the most famous area in LGBT community... the theatre is basically in the middle of it. I have been visiting this historic area with my family and it's something you want definitively see if you are in San Francisco especially after having seen...More

Thank gmpasqua
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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