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Castro Theatre

429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
+1 415-621-6120
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“classic films” (13 reviews)
“pipe organ” (13 reviews)
“movie palaces” (10 reviews)
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429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
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"classic films"
in 13 reviews
"pipe organ"
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"movie palaces"
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"silent film"
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"single screen"
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"double feature"
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"mighty wurlitzer"
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"film noir"
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"organist plays"
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"great movie"
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"movie house"
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"movie begins"
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"special events"
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"harvey milk"
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"step back in time"
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"centro"
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"screening"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Castro Theatre is impressive with history and detail. I have only been here for the Lesbians Who Tech conference, and always enjoy the main hall. It's not much of an attraction in and of itself, beyond a cool thing to have seen or experienced....More

Thank Silma L
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Okay, parking is a pain. We attended a Ken Burns Event - re: The Dust Bowl Series. It was terrific - he was amazing ( genius) and the star, Trixie Brown- one of the most colorful and fun of the "stars." She has to be...More

Thank Kerry D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is the gay district and walking distance to the beautiful mission. Shops, bars and eateries of all kinds. I buy my edgy gretting cards from a shop right next to the streetcar stop.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Castro area is really cool to visit, and this theater is one of the reasons why. We did not make it to a show, but really enjoyed the view from the outside and next trim will try and make it in.

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
...More
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