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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)
“pipe organ” (13 reviews)
429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
The Castro
+1 415-621-6120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashioned theater, with organ recital between double feature. Paid $15 to see classic double feature. The theater is a San Francisco landmark with lots of history.

Thank SpikeIII
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great old movie palace with a big screen. An organist plays a classic pipe organ before the show, ending with the song San Francisco.

Thank Gilbert314
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We participated in a showing of the Sing Along version of the Sound of Music. There were "nuns" (dudes!) and the Von Trapp family! All seats could see the screen perfectly. It was great fun!

Thank CyberDawg
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

A must experience for any visitor. A grand theatre, perfectly preserved from the Twenties, situated as the landmark anchor for the Castro, SF’s viral LGBT neighborhood. Plays different classic and modern films most days. From the lively lobby/ snack bar to the stunningly beautiful auditorium...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 24 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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 22 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

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Reviewed 17 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
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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