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Address: 429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
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Classic 100+ year old theater with old movies & new movies with sing-a-long

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.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. The attention to detail in these old theatres is amazing, and I recommend you check... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in there.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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.

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Glasgow, UK
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful experience!! Watched San Francisco on the 111th snniversary of the 1906 quake. Great atmosphere, beautiful setttibf and HUUUUUGE large popcorn - go small!!!!!

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

It seems that too many of these old historic Movie House are disapearing and there has to be a stop to that. The Castro is a gift to behold!

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We saw Vertigo while on our SF vacation, and it was an amazing experience! The theatre is beautiful, and really takes you back in time. There is even an organist that plays for about 15 minutes prior to the movie, just like in the old days! (from what I've read). This is truly a step back in time and a... More 

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Oakdale, California, United States
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Apparently I was correct and The Castro Theatre no longer has any operational 70MM Projection Equipment. How do I know? 1. The last TWO times I drove the 100 miles to see VERTIGO in 70MM, it was NOT in 70MM. The picture was small and grainy, like a blurry little square on their big WIDE Screen. And the sound was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's a great place to catch a classic. Even new movies show well. The Frameline festival is enjoyable. Very lively atmosphere especially when the organ player precedes the movie. Lower level seating is more comfortable.

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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, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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