The Castro Theater was built in 1922 and is still operational. It is an iconic fixture of the Castro, located in the heart of the neighborhood on Castro street between 17th street and 18th street. It shows first and second run movies, sing-a-longs, hosts film festivals, and holds special events.
The sing-a-longs are welcoming of all ages and are hugely popular among families with children and the gay community. These musicals are shown with on-screen lyrics to help you sing a long. The ticket price also includes a goodie bag.
The beauty of the historic Castro Theater makes it a popular venue for film festivals. Festivals that use the Castro Theater include the SF International Film Festival, the SF Silent Film Festival, the SF Jewish Film Festival, and Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
In addition to films, the Castro Theater also hosts special events on its stage such as musical performances, stand-up comedy, and Q&A with actors and directors.