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Castro Theatre

429 Castro Street, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415 621 6120
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$30*
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San...
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Ranked #21 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Movie Theaters, Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Movie Theaters, Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Sacramento
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Bawdy, crass and funny - my husband and I enjoyed the show! The theater is very lovely, a real gem in San Francisco.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nestled in the historic Castro neighborhood is this majestic theatre. You cannot come to the Castro and NOT visit this theatre. I don't care what you see here, you have to watch a movie in this theatre. Just going inside the theatre is an experience. If you're a local, I recommend going when they're having their Silent Film Festival. That... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This beautiful art-deco movie theatre should be on the itinerary of every visitor to San Francisco. It's impressive enough from the outside, but you really need to go to a performance and experience the gorgeous interior. Try and go when the Wurlitzer organ is on the programme. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very beautiful historic theatre with an amazing exhibit of classic films. Definitely a must-do during your stay in San Francisco.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

WOW, This is really an experience, This has been on my list of wants to do for a long time & finally I have achieved it, Having been brought up in a time of old movie theatres " The Granada Tooting" any many others I was longing to recreate that experience, as most of our old Movie houses of that... More 

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Pacifica
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went with the family for a big screen showing of Hitchcock's Vertigo classic--a great flick in a great setting. Real difficulty both driving to (actual block Castro Theatre is located on is closed off to all vehicle traffic, during daytime with sidewalks and adjacent areas of Castro St. behind on completion date for neighborhood renovation. Had to wait 20 minutes... More 

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sturgeon bay wi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Peaches Christ, JInhx Monsoon and Ben De La Creme give a great performance and I dont think there is a bad seat in the house. Seast were comfortable and enough leg room Classy place for classy performances and performers

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Stockholm
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I recommend this as a nice relaxing stop when you visit San Francisco. Sing alongs and revivals of old movies are a good reason to buy a ticket!

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had the pleasure of getting to go here on Harvey Milk day for a screening of Milk. Being LGBT, and knowing all the history behind the area, it was so awesome to be here. The theatre has been well preserved and is beautiful. I wish we could go back more often, it looks like they do a lot of... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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335 reviews 335 reviews
126 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love this SF institution for theater performances or for watching cult films where they involve some live performances. My only quip is that it's in need of some refurnishing. Ask for seats below. Sat once on the balcony and could not get a view because the seats aren't adjusted well for height by level.

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