Castro Theatre

Row 1

429 Castro St (btwn 18th & Market)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 864-5000
Indie Movies, Theater, Historic Site

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  • In 1981, the Castro Theatre became the main venue for what is now known as Frameline: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
  • Beautiful SF landmark which is a movie house as well as live performances. Sing-along sound of music is a tradition. -Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Not all interactive nightlife options must include alcohol: scores of revelers pack this grande dame for its frequently held sing-along nights.
  • Get here early to hear the awesome organ!
  • This vintage 1922 movie house is home to a number of film festivals and, in 2008, hosted the world premiere of "Milk," starring Sean Penn.
  • I secretly don't like the organ music
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2012 Winner Editorial Pick Best Film Programmer. Keith Arnold had a laudable record on the Bay Area art house scene, notably as co-founder and programmer of the...
  • Love everything about this place. Great movies and events and, beautiful theatre, and a true gem for the city. If a movie you like is playing there, go!
  • A dramatic movie theatre showing revivals, foreign & indie films and even sing-along movie musicals. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST THEATER
  • Go to Castro Theater and get here early to see the Wurlitzer organ be played. I'm listening to it right now -- swoon!
  • Always loved the Castro, not only for its history and what it stands for, but because they feature great vintage and experimental films and put on interesting film festivals.
  • A rep house with a massive pipe organ. Still played every night before screenings! In the 60s and 70s, the dark, vertiginous balcony allowed men to kiss and touch in relative safety and comfort.
  • San Francisco's Church of Cinema is a MUST SEE for visitors and locals alike. Never not awesome.
  • If you're a tourist or haven't been to this theatre, it's wirth seeing any old movie here with this awesome audience, theatre, curtain and popcorn.
  • Attend a sing-along movie! Sound of Music always plays over Thanksgiving holiday; other favorites include Mary Poppins and Mamma Mia.
  • Castro Theater is downright gorgeous. Lovely. Old-school charm. It's even got a mighty Wurlitzer organ. Aesthetics aside, they host some of the finest film festivals in the country.
  • Organic popcorn with real butter!
  • says, amazing architecture and design inside, bring your camera!
  • L'apparition surprise en dbut de sance du "musicien" local est absolument fantastique.