Castro Theatre

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


  • 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
  • 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
  • In 1981, the Castro Theatre became the main venue for what is now known as Frameline: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
  • 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.
  • Not all interactive nightlife options must include alcohol: scores of revelers pack this grande dame for its frequently held sing-along nights.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bring cash with you, Castro Theater only accepts Cash.
  • Frameline at the Castro theater is the best GLBT Film Fest IN THE WORLD.

Nearby places

407 Castro St (at 17th St)
401 Castro St (at Market St.)
420 Castro St (at Market St.)