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Address: 429 Castro Street, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415 621 6120
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A grand old SF Movie Theater

I have always loved this grand, old SF theater! They show old classics, newer movies, they have film festivals and special events! Some of my best experiences here were seeing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have always loved this grand, old SF theater! They show old classics, newer movies, they have film festivals and special events! Some of my best experiences here were seeing a Hitchcock double feature followed by a Q&A with Hitchcock's daughter and a few of the surviving actors; Casablanca, Gone with the Wind...and the list goes on! There is always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well here we have arrived in the Gay Capital, what a nice place to wonder, safe, clean, but many beggars, what a shame so many, least the climate is in their favour even if not the American Goverment. Well the theatre was different the old organ recital before, but I guess I came out with many more litlle bugs, trying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The cinema is in the heart of the Castro district which has a range of sing a long films including the Wizard of Oz and the Little Mermaid. The building is a great example of 1920s architecture.

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Hitchin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We booked tickets easily on line for a sing along Wizard of Oz. It is a beautiful building and I would get there a little early to see the Wurlitzer Organ come up from the floor and hear his versions of the songs. The prop bag was fun and everyone joins in (most people knew the words better than me)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Built in 1922 with an old neon sign added in the 30's including plaster wall decorations and plenty of other details, the theatre has plenty of reasons to capture those interested in the cinema experience. The place has plenty of seats but the Wizard of Oz is playing this weekend (Aug 14-16) could still be a sell-out! Little Mermaid end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I heard about it on internet so I looked for the movies available in the period I was in sfo. I was lucky, "the little mermaid sing along"!! Besides the amazing atmosphere and the joy of everyone there, the teathre itself is amazing. Architecture, decorations, the ceiling and the pipe organ!!!what a wonderful experience!!

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This stately theatre is indicative of the care and detail found in so much architecture in San Francisco! Definitely worth your time to walk The Castro and see!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Would recommend this as a great evening, including for families depending on the movie showing. We traveled to San Fran for one week with a 14 and 17 year old. We saw 9-5 with Dolly Parton. We enjoyed the movie, the atmosphere and the theatre was beautiful and unique. Castro district was always busy and we were glad we took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Go to see a new first feature or an old classic ... or a film festival, it's a wonderful theater, a bit too warm on a scorching day but those are rare here in SF.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Castro Theatre is an iconic landmark of the Castro District and San Francisco. Although I didn't have time to watch a film in the Castro Theatre, I asked to view the cinema between films (which does not warrant a fee). It is lovely inside, with muraled walls and high, intricate ceilings. I highly recommend viewing the interior of the... 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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