Castro Theatre

429 Castro Street,
San Francisco, CA 94114

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Edward Havens
Edward Havens on October 1, 2004 at 3:26 pm

Despite growing up in Santa Cruz and spending much time in the city over the years, the one and only time I ever made it to the Castro was for the 1996 70mm restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” It was one of the five best theatre experiences of my life.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 27, 2004 at 9:00 am

I do not live in San Francisco but whenever I am in town I make it a point to visit the Castro at least once. It’s more than a movie theater. It’s a nostalgic dream, a vision that transports us back to what used to be but which sadly in most places is no more. There are not too many other places where you can find a movie palace doing what it was meant to do…show movies! And what programming and showmanship! Clearly San Franciscans, especially from the Castro district, worship this place. May it survive as long as the cable cars do. Forever.

stefoscope on March 1, 2004 at 5:51 pm

What’s not to love about the Castro? Aside from being a very charming, elegant theatre, it has one of the most intelligent and eclectic ongoing film programs in the bay area. Not to mention state of the art image and sound presentations. It was one of the few theatres in the country to be able to show the 1996 70mm restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”. In November 2002, Hitchcock’s daughter was present for a screening of the film, where the city designated that day as “Alfred Hitchcock Day in San Francisco”. What a memorable evening that was!

FrankieBoyCA on January 21, 2004 at 4:32 pm

I am so happy that they renovated it- it really needed it! Today it looks STUNNING. I recently took a friend to see “Gone with the Wind”, and his jaw dropped when he walked in. That surprised me since he doens’t appreciate movie palaces, but he was amazed at this place. The film presentations are spectacular, and the enthusiastic crowd always adds to the delight of the Castro theatre experience.

idgit4 on January 13, 2004 at 10:26 am

My favorite place to see a film in the WHOLE world! The best audiences anywhere, and possibly the best programming on the planet. A terrific mix of classic, art and festival films … something for everyone. And I feel like a kid again every time I look at the quarterly broadsheet calendar … reminds me of sitting under the Christmas tree looking through the JC Penney toy catalog!

Jake on October 10, 2003 at 9:32 pm

A favorite among locals and tourists of course. The Castro went thru a awesome makeover and I was really impressed when I was there for a movie showing. It’s not everday that I go there but a treat when I do, it’s usually a movie that The Castro is theater in town thats screening the movie.

Michael on October 9, 2001 at 2:03 pm

The Queen of SF theater…pardon the pun. Good news for all Castro theater fans. The theater is closing mid september 2001 for extensive renovations….New seats new carpet new paint. Finally she is gonna get polished. If you have never been to the theater you are missing one of the greatest movie experiences….The Whirlitzer and yes it gets played before almost every movie….San Francisco open you golden gates!

bskluger on December 19, 2000 at 8:42 am

One of the grandest theaters I have ever entered, the Castro is part bedouin tent, part subterranean confectionary, and all fantasy. Seeing films here during the San Francisco Film Festival is a memory I will always cherish.