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Castro Theatre

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Address: 429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
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Nice theater.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven C
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Steven C
Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This weekend, a local friend and I visited the Castro Theatre for the Noir City festival (although the 2017 selections were more modern from previous lineups). The single screen theater is well maintained, preserving the glory days of the movie going experience from decades past. Also, an organist gave short but fun performances of vintage music before the 1st evening... More 

Thank Zacass
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The Gay Men's 39th annual Christmas show was jammed full, wonderful and poignant, occasionally flamboyant--even at the 5 pm "family" show--and a true SF experience. The chorus is professional quality and the whole evening was full of Christmas cheer. The entry process is pretty chaotic getting 1500 people into and out of the beautifully restored but old timey theater. Thank... More 

Thank DC196
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

If you visit the Castro area please check out the last great movie palace in SF....the Castro theatre....hopefully it will be showing vintage movies so you be amazed by the art disco interior. The theatre is now on the historical list and will remain so for many years to come.. ..

Thank Wally R
Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have never been inside the Castro Theatre, but it is one of the primary icons of the Castro neighborhood. I hope the interior is well kept as the exterior.

Thank tijuanade
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I love the Castro theatre. One must go to at least one movie while in SF. Actually, one cannot see too many movies here.

Thank Patrick B
Maysville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Going to the Castro theater is always a treat. Usually the movies are the old classics. Always good. I very much enjoy listening to the organ being played before the movie begins. So glad they still do this.

Thank Mark H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This theater is a really pretty old building in the Castro section of SAN Francisco. Do go there if you have time .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is for those who love the theater and the show - this one good for those who want a break from walking.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I happen to LOVE Thearter Organ Music, and am fascinated with the history of the American Movies and the old Movie Palaces that used to prevail...The Castro Theater on Castro St., in the heart of the Castro District, is one of the few theaters left with a Theater Organ in it...They have Silent Film Festivals, gay film festivals, and other... More 

Thank Wolfdaddy69

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