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Address: 429 Castro Street, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415 621 6120
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San Francisco Gem

I've lived close to here for 25 years and can't imagine how many times I've graced the doors. There are few single-screen theaters left in the City but this is the best. They've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived close to here for 25 years and can't imagine how many times I've graced the doors. There are few single-screen theaters left in the City but this is the best. They've recently upgraded sound & projection, and the seats are comfortable enough. Grand design by Timothy Pfleuger, the "starchitect" of his era in SF. Be sure to look... More 

Thank DavidSFUK
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect destination on public transportation (Bart to one of three Muni trains) just cross the street and you are there. A fun place, folks laughed, cheered and clapped. Watch a classic vintage movie like "Vertigo" or Noir films coming up the last week of January.

Thank Mildred F
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great old theater! And if you happen to be able to catch one of the sing along shows... you'll thank me.

Thank Mike S
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always on the lookout for their monthly schedule release! They frequently do double features where you get to enjoy 2 movies and discover one that you might not have enjoyed in a theater otherwise. Good popcorn, great service, all kinds of community events and film festivals. A neighborhood highlight!

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen a few films here, and always enjoy the atmosphere. Try and catch the organ playing! Another great way to appreciate a great city!

Thank broosontheloos
Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a theatre lover, you can not miss Castro Theatre, they have a great programme list and the interiors are really unique. This building is an icon in Castro. beside it there is loads of coffee shops and honestly deserves a visit

Thank alseanvittor
San Francisco
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671 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Castro Theater is a fully functioning movie theater, and it's a historical landmark in San Francisco. Almost every movie or TV show that set in San Francisco has at least one shot of the Castro Theater- - well if there's a gay nexus to the movie. This theater has so much more than just a regular movies. you'll find... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castro is a very cool historic theatre and shows one of the best programs of art, vintage, and revival films around. It's an amazing place and a true cultural hub for the avant-alt film community and draws crowds from all over the bay area. It's also located in the (fun) Castro which is filled with a terrific selection of... More 

Thank WaltMorton
Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Another landmark location on the Extranomical Day Tour, with Don, our guide. Another part of the cultural heritage of the city.

Thank Ross F
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

For the last night of our three day visit to San Francisco, we took in "Breakfast At Tiffany's" at The Castro Theater. In hindsight, this was one of the greatest highlights of our trip. This historic theater is THE CROWN JEWEL of the neighborhood, and venturing inside is like walking back in time! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful!... More 

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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 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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