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Castro Theatre

429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
+1 415-621-6120
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 DanAdventure
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
Reviewed 30 May 2017

First time Visitor to the Castro Theatre The Interior of this Cinema/Theatre is utterly remarkable,historic fixtures/fittings,it is truly a majestic place to sit inside and watch a film. We saw the camp classic Whatever Happened to Baby Jane with Davis and Crawford but it has...More

Thank Uppercraigorian
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Take your best singing friends out for thrill and join in all the songs on the screen. Just seeing a classic theater is worth the price of the ticket.

Thank CC_FL_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Such a wonderful old theatre in an amazing district - the theatre has atmosphere and charm that can never be reproduced in a modern theatre. One of a kind.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It is sad to see a lot of these old theatres being torn down and losing the History with it. This was a nice throwback to those times in a very interesting district of the city. We passed through on our SF City Walking Tour....More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you are a cinephile, make sure to stop by and watch some film at the Castro Theater. It's a historically important theater and they usually have double-features every day. The seats are not the greatest, but you will most likely have a good time...More

Thank sushinoodle
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Gorgeous movie theater from the age of movie palaces. Lots of special shoes here, including live acts. Sometimes the organist entertains. Historic.

Thank Thomas V
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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