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“Beautiful building, friendly staff, what more could you want?”
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Castro Theatre
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Beautiful building, friendly staff, what more could you want?”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited the Castro Theater last weekend to watch The Drag Queens of Comedy. The theater is magnificently beautiful inside-- just that classic, ornate theater look that most places don't have anymore. All of the folks working were incredibly friendly and helpful. Oh, and the show was awesome!

I'd love to go see a movie here sometime.

Visited March 2014
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“One of the few of that era still in use”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

They have the organ player and everything. Don't expect the slick, high-quality features of modern theatres....It's an antique. Try to go when they're having sing-a-longs, like Sound of Music. It's a laugh riot. People dress as the characters in the movies. Three guys arrived as three mountain peaks, attached to each other....(i.e. as in "the hills"...are alive, with the sound of...) There are awards for best costumes. Not to be missed if you're lucky enough to be here for a sign-a-long. (Ignore the vicious rumors about the naked guys....That's been outlawed and the Castro is family-friendly--especially now that there's a new "gay-bie boom" and kids are the latest accessory. (It's not JUST for lesbians anymore....)

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“On my top 10 places to go in SF”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Been watching movies at this beautifully restored movie palace for the past 15 years. They have a very eclectic program from second run titles like Gravity to indie films like Francis Ha to amazing classics like Vertigo projected in 70mm film. Not to mention the heavy hitters like Godard's Breathless and Fellini's 8 1/2. Every evening screening begins with the Wurlitzer player (which by the way come out from underneath the stage via hydraulics) jamming some classic movie tunes and ends it with the classic "Open your Golden Gate." Keep this historical gem alive - check it out for yourself!

Visited February 2014
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“Amazing 1920's movie palace”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Saw a fantastic Hitchcock double bill of "to catch a thief" and "dial m for murder" (in old style 3d) Superb old theatre really nicely restored and a proper popcorn machine in the foyer. It could have been a bit warmer inside but it is a huge place. Well worth a trip away from the usual tourist spots.

Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Best Movie th”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This place is a gem. Thanks to the film production of Milk (the story of Harvey Milk) this theater was restored back to it's former glory. If you've ever wanted to see the sing along Sound of Music, with full on costumes and audience participation, this is your place.

A definite must on your visit to SF. Come early and enjoy the themed organ music before the film.

Visited November 2013
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