Castro Theatre

429 Castro Street,
San Francisco, CA 94114

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 6, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Here is the Castro Theater in September of 2008.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 1, 2008 at 1:50 pm

This is a July 2008 photo.

Giles on July 19, 2008 at 10:42 pm

what? no one wants to comment on the films at the 70mm fest? Other commitments preventing me from trekking cross country to attend this.

Giles on May 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm

what totally off the wall films for the 70mm Fest – oh it’s more enticing now.

Giles on May 5, 2008 at 8:29 pm

have the film’s for July’s 70mm film fest been announced yet?

jeanfilkins on May 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Looking forward to the John Barry tribute May 16 – 21!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 21, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Another recent photo of the Castro can be seen here.

jackeboy on April 13, 2008 at 7:57 pm

There was a showing of The Poseidon Adventure at the Castro a few years back, which was the event I mentioned in the above post. So while it might not have played as first run, it has been there at least once as a revival.

GaryParks on April 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm

The marquee had two subsequent color schemes after the 1970s colorful one so recently recreated:
—A late 70s or early 80s one which was light cocoa brown with white and dark blue accents (this is how it looked when I first photographed and attended movies there in 1984.
—A 1990s (?) very bland light tan, beige and white color scheme, recently consigned to blessed oblivion by the current colors.

jgilmore on April 9, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Nope, this marquee was put up especially for the filming of “Milk.” Odd that they chose Poseidon Adventure, as I don’t think it ever played the Castro first-run.

Question for all you Castro-ites: Anybody know why the drab looking stripes on the exterior were not re-painted red? And did the marquee fade into that drab color over the years, or was it actually painted that color after the 70’s ?

jackeboy on April 6, 2008 at 11:21 am

Actually this showing was a special event featuring a Q & A session with Carol Lynley. Ms.Lynley stayed at the hotel where I work and could not have been nicer.

kencmcintyre on April 6, 2008 at 9:50 am

I wonder if they were running that film in some kind of cross-promotion of the dismal remake that came out last year.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 6, 2008 at 8:56 am

This is another photo of the Castro.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 26, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Here is a recent view of the Castro at night.

kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I met John Waters in 1983 after a screening of “Pink Flamingos”. That was at the TLA Theater in Philadelphia. He’s an interesting guy.

gd14lawn on February 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm

I had the good fortune of attending a screening of “Pink Flamingos” at the Castro in 1989. It started my love affair woth both classic theaters and John Waters' movies!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2008 at 1:35 pm

This is another recent photo of the Castro Theater after receiving the “Milk makeover”. The building looks good.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm

This is a recent interior view.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 21, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Here is another recent photo of the Castro Theater.

jackeboy on January 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm

If you go the beautful Castro theatre be sure and dress warm. It is freezing. It is not as bad as it was last year, when I attended a showing of In Cold Blood in 4 layers of clothes, but it is still really cold.

HowardBHaas on January 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Gorgeous photos of the auditorium, 2006 by Ken Roe:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm

This is a more recent view of the Castro Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 1, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Here is the Castro Theater at night.

terrywade on September 18, 2007 at 3:44 pm

It’s 70mm week at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. Just got back from the 70mm showing of Patton. Looked great on the big Castro screen. Not curved but still looked good with a great stereo. If you live near the SF area check out 70mm this week. Many are brand new 70mm prints. Some are blow ups from 35mm to 70mm. Sept 18 ‘Patton’ Sept 19/20 ‘Lord Jim’ Sept 21-‘Ghostbusters’/Lifeforce Sept 22/23-Lawrence Of Arabia Sept 24-Starman Sept 25/26-2001:A Space Odyssey Sept 27-Total Recall/Terminator 2:Judgement Day. Check these prints out at the Castro Theatre this week! The Castro is one of the few theatres in the SF Bay Area that can still run 70mm. Give them your support. And next year let’s bring in some of the 70mm roadshow music films. Yes the roadshow days are back this week only in San Francisco California. More info at for times.