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Castro Theatre

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Address: 429 Castro Street, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415 621 6120
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Activities: Arts and crafts
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Amazing Sound of Music Screening

We stopped at the Castro after a walking tour of the area to see the Sound of Music. What a fun and amazing night we had. Everyone got right into the spirit of things! The theatre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Castro after a walking tour of the area to see the Sound of Music. What a fun and amazing night we had. Everyone got right into the spirit of things! The theatre itself is beautiful and a real icon of San Francisco and the Castro. If you have time to catch a film definitely do!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The classic Castro Theater is wonderful. Be sure to attend a performance or movie if there is something running of interest when in town. It is a one-of-a-kind design. The audiences are usually appreciative and interested in the entertainment presented. This is a must if you visit the Castro in San Francisco and can make an event.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This theater is really unique. It's either been re-done or kept up beautifully and reminds you of the fabulous places of the past. It's in the middle of the Castro district in San Francisco, so don't go if you're homophobic. My husband & I loved it. The people were very friendly and they play current movies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The movie that we can watch in this historical theater is awesome!!!!! I could hear the deep sound, which made the movie much nicer.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The six vertical letters attached to the facade of the theater are probably the brightest part of the building. I have to say I am a bit disappointed by its dark interior that really can use some good lighting. The seats are comfortable but the decorations look very dull. I can tell there used to be glory but they faded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went with a dear friend for one of their special events: Sing Along to The Little Mermaid. We got goody bags which included a cardboard tiara, a flashlight and party poppers. We sang along to this amazing disney classic with more than 100 other people in the audience. It was one of my most memorable nights in San Francisco. This... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Many folks LOVE this theatre. For me, it's ok. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there. However, it's great on Christmas Eve to see the SF Gay Men's Chorus perform. The Marquee always has some interesting tidbits and you can't help but appreciate the decorations all over the front of the theatre. Go. Have a look. Enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A fully renovated and restored movie theater from the glory days of the 1930s. A magnificent Wurlitzer organ is played on special occasions. Used to screen classic or new classic films and highlight featured actors, artists, authors, etc. In the heart of the Castro (Street) District, home of martyred gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Still dynamic and bustling with lots... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have you ever wondered how it feels like to watch movies and sing along? My husband and I went to see the sing-along Little Mermaid the other night at the Castro Theatre and it was so fun. I would even say it was the most fun movie experience I have ever had. Some are even wearing costumes! As we get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We're so lucky that some people were smart enough to preserve this ART DECO '30's style movie theatre and not tear it down! Come to the Castro for that "Old Movie Theater" experience with a live organ player before the show and gorgeously restored interior with all the gold and opulence of yesteryear. Marvel at the beauty of the building... More 

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A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters 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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