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Address: 429 Castro St, Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
Phone Number: +1 415-621-6120
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I have never been inside the Castro Theatre, but it is one of the primary icons of the Castro neighborhood. I hope the interior is well kept as the exterior.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Vista, California
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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been inside the Castro Theatre, but it is one of the primary icons of the Castro neighborhood. I hope the interior is well kept as the exterior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I love the Castro theatre. One must go to at least one movie while in SF. Actually, one cannot see too many movies here.

Thank Patrick B
Maysville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Going to the Castro theater is always a treat. Usually the movies are the old classics. Always good. I very much enjoy listening to the organ being played before the movie begins. So glad they still do this.

Thank Mark H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This theater is a really pretty old building in the Castro section of SAN Francisco. Do go there if you have time .

Thank kappy26
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank D L
Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank BusyMomof4

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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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