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Address: 429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
Phone Number: 415 621 6120
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This is for those who love the theater and the show - this one good for those who want a break from walking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is an amazing theatre with so much history. Check out their programming! They offer sing-alongs with famous musical films!

Thank Sheila W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you are on a tour, they will let you inside. Otherwise, you are just looking at the outside which is not must except for the large sign that says "Castro". Take in a show or movie. The movies are not necessarily your standard movie.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I had read in travel literature that regardless of what's playing at the Castro Theater, do not miss going there. So we took a leap of faith & had the time of our lives doing a sing-along to the old movie "Grease". The lyrics were subtitled & $10 bought us admission & noisemakers, bubble-blowing, & party hats. Why, it felt... More 

Thank Shirley B
SF bay area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The theatre is as big as it looks! The drag shows, sing-a-longs, and gay men's chorus performances are lots of fun. It was originally built by a family looking to expand their sales of dried fruits and nuts and today the concessions have expanded with more usual offerings.

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful venue for the feeling of he 40's, Great selection of classic films, the venue is beyond compare. Enjoy the moment for what it is, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Gary W
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Amazing classical old theatre with atmosphere - so much better than a multiplex and makes a movie so much more enjoyable in such atmosphere. Not enough of this type of theatre left.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A real gem of a theater - with a recently restored organ - a great venue for the SF Silent Film Festival & Noir City

Thank Robert B
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The Castro Theatre was built back in the Roaring Twenties during prohibition. It is a landmark and one of the few remaining motion picture palaces. With its vertical neon marquee, tiles street foyer, and ornate box office it has that iconic look of grandeur and excellence of a bygone age. The Castro Theatre can seat up to a 1400 capacity... 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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