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Castro Theatre

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429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
+1 415-621-6120
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“classic films” (13 reviews)
“pipe organ” (13 reviews)
“movie palaces” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
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+1 415-621-6120
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"classic films"
in 13 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 13 reviews
"movie palaces"
in 10 reviews
"silent film"
in 8 reviews
"single screen"
in 6 reviews
"double feature"
in 5 reviews
"mighty wurlitzer"
in 5 reviews
"special events"
in 8 reviews
"film noir"
in 4 reviews
"organist plays"
in 4 reviews
"great movie"
in 4 reviews
"movie house"
in 4 reviews
"harvey milk"
in 7 reviews
"box office"
in 3 reviews
"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"centro"
in 90 reviews
"screening"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful retro theater with a Hammond Theater Organ offering premovie entertainment as the organ rises up from below the stage

Thank Janet L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a giant fan of Peaches Christ and Drag in general. I am a drag performer so this is no suprise. We just happened to be in town for "Steel Dragnolias" a parody of "Steel Magnolias". We lined up fairly early, because the seating...More

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The Castro Theater is historic and the darling of many movie producers which opt to do an opening here. That said, it draws large crows on special events and is very difficult to get into. The interior is quite nice but the seats are less...More

Thank SF94114
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The Castro Theatre is impressive with history and detail. I have only been here for the Lesbians Who Tech conference, and always enjoy the main hall. It's not much of an attraction in and of itself, beyond a cool thing to have seen or experienced....More

1  Thank Silma L
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Okay, parking is a pain. We attended a Ken Burns Event - re: The Dust Bowl Series. It was terrific - he was amazing ( genius) and the star, Trixie Brown- one of the most colorful and fun of the "stars." She has to be...More

Thank Kerry D
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is the gay district and walking distance to the beautiful mission. Shops, bars and eateries of all kinds. I buy my edgy gretting cards from a shop right next to the streetcar stop.

Thank thomaslS7009WS
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The Castro area is really cool to visit, and this theater is one of the reasons why. We did not make it to a show, but really enjoyed the view from the outside and next trim will try and make it in.

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Old fashioned theater, with organ recital between double feature. Paid $15 to see classic double feature. The theater is a San Francisco landmark with lots of history.

Thank SpikeIII
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a great old movie palace with a big screen. An organist plays a classic pipe organ before the show, ending with the song San Francisco.

Thank Gilbert314
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We participated in a showing of the Sing Along version of the Sound of Music. There were "nuns" (dudes!) and the Von Trapp family! All seats could see the screen perfectly. It was great fun!

Thank CyberDawg
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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,
...More
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