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    Iconic marquee
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    Trinity Place residents, take the streetcar to the theatre!
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    Dozens of shops & restaurants nearby
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Castro Neighborhood Gem: The Castro Theatre

September 28, 2017

The Castro Theatre, which is just a short walk from our 230 & 240 Dolores Apartments, is a historic landmark in San Francisco and provides one of the most unique experiences for movie-goers. With a diversity of architectural influences, ranging from Mexican cathedral to Spanish colonial, the theatre’s exterior and interior are visually stunning.

The theatre’s iconic marquee, neon “Castro” sign, organ player, curtains, and even the light buzz of the projector, all come together to create an experience you simply can’t find anywhere else.

But why is it still cool? With monthly interactive sing-a-longs to Disney animated movies and classics like Grease, the theatre can satisfy your nostalgic feels. And they also play current films, as Wonder Woman and Baby Driver, among others, recently played there. The theatre is also home to several film festivals and special events.

At almost 100 years old (the theater opened in the 1920’s) and over 1,400 seats, be sure to experience this San Francisco classic today.

Trinity Place residents, hop on the Muni Metro just outside your doorstep on Market and 8th and be instantly transported to the theatre on Market and Castro.


What’s playing soon? Grease sing-a-long, Jaws, Frankenstein, The Exorcist and more

What people are saying:  

Yelper, Tiffany D: “Wow! Take me to a surprising place where I haven’t been to! I entered, impressed with its well-maintained antique details on the inside as a theatre…The theatre is theatrical and one of a kind! Must visit!  It’s remarkable!”

Yelper Claire S: “A beautiful, ancient theater smack-dab in the heart of the Castro. It’s one of those ‘can you call yourself a San Franciscan if you’ve never been here?’ kind of places, really. While you won’t find the latest X-Men movie playing here, you WILL find lots of old cult classics, Disney films for sing-a-longs, and SF Sketchfest collaborations.”

Nearby: Marcello’s Pizza, Hot Cookie, Starbelly

Tips: Don’t try to drive here. Take the Muni Metro. It leaves you right out in front!

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