The Castro Theater is a San Francisco city landmark since 1977. Built in 1922 by the Nasser brothers, it was designed by Timothy L. Pflueger (1894-1946) local architect who became famous after the construction of the building; Pflueger has indeed erected seven other theaters including Alhambra, Paramount in Oakland, Alameda Theater in Alameda …
You recognize his style across the bay but the Castro Theater remains its masterpiece with a room of over 1400 seats and a spectacular architecture. The facade is largely inspired by Mexican cathedrals and the interior is truly amazing. Ornaments, woodwork, doors … are original with the exception of technical equipment that has been modernized over the years, to the delight of spectators.
The construction of the theater greatly influenced the expansion of Castro’s neighborhood at the time.
For many years, it has been a focal point of LGBTQ culture, and residents of the neighborhood have also made a significant contribution to the preservation of this exceptional site.
Beware: the SFFilm Festival 2019 will make its opening night at the Castro Theater with the premiere of an episode of the Tales of the City in the presence of Armistead Maupin himself and the serie’s crew.
This serie which counts ten episodes, will then be released on Netflix in 2019. If you are a fan of the Tales of the City, do not miss the rendez-vous. It’s Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Hurry, tickets are on sale.
Address: 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114