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Castro Theatre

Castro Theatre
By Mitch Altman from San Francisco, USA (San Francisco, June-2015) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

429 Castro Street
South of 17th Street
San Francisco CA 94114-2019 USA
(415) 621-6120

[Castro Theatre website]


geo: 37.762033,-122.434759
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[street view]
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from the Castro Theatre website:

''The Castro Theatre was built in 1922 by pioneer San Francisco theatre entrepreneurs, the Nasser brothers, who started with a nickelodeon in 1908 in the Castro neighborhood.

The Castro was built at a cost of $300,000. The Castro's designer was Timothy L. Pflueger (1894-1946) who went on to become a famous Bay Area architect. In 1977, the Castro was designated City of San Francisco registered landmark number 100. It is one of the few remaining movie palaces in the nation from the 1920s that is still in operation.

Timothy Pflueger chose an exterior design reminiscent of a Mexican cathedral. The large windows, the shape of the roof line of the front wall of the building and the plaster wall decorations all combine to convey a look of grandeur in keeping with the large scale of many theatres built in the 1920s. The marquee and the vertical neon sign are additions from the late 1930s, but the glazed tile street foyer, ornate tent-like box office and the wooden doors are all from the early 1920s.''   Read more »

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