The Castro Theatre

100% love it
Built in 1922

This iconic movie and show theater features independent films, rare classics, and campy drag spoofs.


    • mcvaymike
      mcvaymike Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Love Castro - Love the Theatre and what it offers
      Love to visit any show when I visit SF - Looking for friends when I visit

    • Canterbury
      Canterbury Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's really the most beautiful theater in SF
      ...or ANYWHERE.

    • LonelyAsian
      LonelyAsian Over a year ago
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      A big historic movie theatre
      The Castro theatre is an iconic theatre located in the Castro area. The theatre runs classic movies and a few new movies. The theatre is two-stories with plenty of seats for everyone. You can also find varieties of film festivals such as gay and lesbian film festival and jewish film festival in Castro theatre. It also has live performances from celebrities such as Barbara Eden. The refreshment is pretty cheap, and you can get hot tea and hot coffee. Don't expect to find hot dog and chicken finger and nachos.

    • KevinGoebel
      KevinGoebel Over a year ago
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      Best place for oldies
      The iconic Castro Theatre is starting to show the occasional first-run films, but it's really best visited on a Friday or Saturday when they are showing a classic film. That's when the organist plays the wurlizer organ, always concluding with the song Jeanette MacDonald made famous, "San Francisco." Truly a special SF experience.

    • mjf89
      mjf89 Over a year ago
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      Went their last Saturday to watch Metropolis. Very nice artistic style and especially the architecture. Good place to go especially and watch the late night movie specials they run.

    • Scott
      Scott Over a year ago
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      A real SF institution
      The Castro theatre is one of those amazing old movie houses that still hints at it's old beauty. It's of another time where people would pack into single theatres to watch one movie. These days they have live shows, the frameline gay film festival (among other festivals) and art pics and mainstream pics too. I love the organ player who plays while you are waiting to see a film, it's worth going early to hear.

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
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      Movie Theatre at it's BEST !
      If for no other reason, see movie at this historical movie theatre just for the architecture! Beautiful! Besides movies they also have live performances.

    • Superdaddy
      Superdaddy Over a year ago
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      Best SF Art Deco Theatre
      Always enjoy my times there with the best organ in town. I drive many famous movie actors there for Marc Huestis events.

    • Classic Movie Program, Film Festival and Community
      This is a long standing institution that has a terrific program of great movies -- classics and new. Hosts the annual gay and lesbian film festival and recently, the GAYVN Award ceremonies (the gay porn Oscars).