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Ongoing “Complete Harry Potter Marathon” A Huge Success at Our Castro Theatre – Entire Canon for Just $24

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

This is the kind of stuff the Castro Theatre does all the time, so why don’t you click here to keep up with things at San Francisco Landmark #100?

Via  Steve Rhodes – click to expand

20 hours of Harry for $24 – what a bargain!

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19
DAY 1 (ONLY $12 FOR 1 OR ALL 4 FILMS!):
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 12noon
Directed by Chris Columbus | 2001 | 152 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2:50
Directed by Chris Columbus | 2002 | 161 min | DCP ‘Scope
- 30 MINUTE INTERMISSION -
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 6:00
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | 2004 | 142 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8:35
Directed by Mike Newell | 2005 | 157 min | DCP ‘Scope

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20
DAY 2 (ONLY $12 FOR 1 OR ALL 4 FILMS!):
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 12noon
Directed by David Yates | 2007 | 138 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2:30
Directed by David Yates | 2009 | 153 min | DCP ‘Scope
- 30 MINUTE INTERMISSION - 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 5:30
Directed by David Yates | 2010 | 146 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 3D 8:10
Directed by David Yates | 2011 | 130 min | DCP ‘Scope

ZOMG, See “Pearl Jam Twenty” at the Castro Theatre for Free on Tuesday, October 18th! But Get Your Tickets Now – It’s PJ20!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Thanks, KQED!

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All the deets:

“KQED is proud to sponsor a FREE screening of the American Master’s film: Pearl Jam Twenty at San Francisco’s Historic Castro Theatre

Pearl Jam Twenty

8:00pm

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco

This year (2011) is a year long celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20-year history and this film — carved from never-before-seen archival footage and many hours of recently shot interviews and live performances — is central to the celebration. A definitive portrait of the groundbreaking band, as told by award-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe, we become intimate with the Seattle musicians, whose sound and social consciousness were revolutionary — they stood up to both the prevailing social politic and the imperious music industry. Reluctantly moving from small clubs to the world stage, they resisted stardom, remaining true to their art and retaining truth in that art. Still relevant today, Pearl Jam is known for their passion and philosophy; their intense, poetic lyrics about socially and emotionally marginalized young people; for their amazing relationship with their audience. They are not, however, known for personal promotion or late-night television appearances, making the revelations in this film all the more exciting.
PJ20 airs on KQED 9 in the Bay Area on October 21 at 9pm.”

@KQED San Francisco
Updates from the world of KQED, your Northern California PBS and NPR station, edited by Yoon Lee, Vi Zahajszky and Lizzy Acker from KQED.
http://www.kqed.org

Meet the Cast of the Billy Elliot Play Tonight at 6:30 PM at Our Castro Threatre and See the Billy Elliot Film at 7:00 PM

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Tonight, July 18, 2011, is Billy Elliot Night at our Castro Theatre!

Sean Penn (you see him?) probably won’t be there at the Castro, but it’s not impossible since he’s been popping up all over town lately: 

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And then you’ll have until August 21, 2011 to catch the SHN play version of Billy at our Orpheum Theatre.

Hurray!

53rd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival – Full Lineup Announced Today

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

This year’s San Francisco International Film Festival will show 177 films from April 22 to May 6, 2010 - it promises variety and substance. Today’s news:

1. “Opening Night begins at 7:00 pm at the historic Castro Theatre, where the curtain rises on Micmacs (France), the latest whimsical creation from the endlessly inventive director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, Amélie and City of Lost Children). A man who lost his father to a landmine and has a bullet lodged in his own skull seeks revenge against weapons manufacturers, enlisting an eccentric gang of junk dealers into his wacky scheme. After the screening, the Opening Night party kicks off at 9:30 pm in the historic Regency Center, where partygoers can explore two levels of Edwardian splendor while enjoying refreshing cocktails, international culinary delights and to live music.

Sean Uyehara, Rachel Rosen, Rod Armstrong, and Audreey Chang at today’s presser:

2. “The Festival’s Centerpiece screening, a not-to-be-missed date night showcasing the latest work from a celebrated new director, this year features the romantic film happythankyoumoreplease (USA) followed by a chic party at one of San Francisco’s hottest nightspots. Josh Radnor’s debut, an audience favorite at Sundance 2010, shirks the sex, drugs and rock and roll allure of Manhattan’s hipster stomping grounds for an old-fashioned dose of youthful optimism and social responsibility. happythankyoumoreplease will screen at 6:30 pm on Saturday, May 1 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, followed by the Centerpiece party at 9:00 pm at Manor West, located at 750 Harrison Street between Third and Fourth streets. Cool cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres will add up to one hot scene.

3. “The Festival’s Closing Night offers a rousing finale at 7 pm on Thursday, May 6, beginning with a screening of Joan Rivers—A Piece of Work (USA), Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s unvarnished portrait of the pioneer comedian. The film follows the one and only Rivers over the course of a year, revealing the complexities of an inveterate entertainer who continues to persevere despite what others may think of her. Rivers and codirector Stern are expected to attend. After the screening at 9:30 pm, the Closing Night party commences at 1015 Folsom, one of San Francisco’s most vibrant clubs, where partygoers will dance the night away to hipster beats and enjoy decadent bites and well-crafted cocktails.

That’s the big news. Ever more deets, after the jump

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Roger Ebert, Jason Reitman, and Terry Zwigoff to Appear at SFIFF – Castro Theatre, May 1st

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Mark your calendars now, ’cause Pulitzer Prize­-winning film critic Roger Ebert is coming to town during the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 – May 6). 

Roger will be honored at An Evening with Roger Ebert and Friends on May 1st  at the Castro Theatre.

Get your tickets soon – this one will sell out despite the massiveness of the single-screen Castro.

Deets below, see you there!

ROGER EBERT WILL RECEIVE MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD AT THE 53RD SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Pulitzer Prize­-Winning Film Critic to Be Honored at An Evening with Roger Ebert and Friends May 1 at Castro Theatre

San Francisco, CA — Roger Ebert will receive the Mel Novikoff Award at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 – May 6). The award, named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor Mel Novikoff (1922-87), acknowledges an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. The Novikoff Award will be presented at An Evening with Roger Ebert and Friends, Saturday, May 1 at 5:30 pm at the Castro Theatre. Confirmed guests to date include directors Jason Reitman and Terry Zwigoff, with others to be announced soon.

Ever more deets, after the jump.

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The Castro Theatre Hosts Eighth Annual NOIR CITY Film Festival – Starts Friday, January 22nd

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The Eighth Annual Noir City, San Francisco’s film noir festival, starts Friday night at the Castro Theatre.

Get your reasonably-priced tickets here.

See you there! 

Complete sked, after the jump.

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Benjamin and Peter Bratt Open the SFIFF with “La Mission” at La Castro

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The poor devils in the rush line out in front of the Castro Theatre this evening had to face fierce winds while waiting to see if they’d be let in to see La Mission. A sell-out crowd enjoyed the movie as well as bacon bon bons and PopChips at the after party in la mision.

Click to expand. It sort of looks like the 1950′s, right?

A good time was had by all.

Tonight: Benjamin Bratt’s “La Mission” Kicks Off the S.F. International Film Festival

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The 52nd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, with 170 films from 62 countries, is kicking off tonight in the Castro with La Mission, directed by Peter Bratt and starring Benjamin Bratt. There’ll be an after party in the Mission as well – expect to see a few lowriders as a part of the celebration.

The nation’s oldest continuous celebration of movies is going to be mega this year. Watch the festival trailer here. More deets below.

Film
La Mission
7:00 pm
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street (near Market)

Kick off the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival with a West Coast premiere screening, special guests and a festive celebration with live entertainment, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a complimentary gift bag. Stars Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Talisa Soto-Bratt and director Peter Bratt in person. Peter Bratt’s powerful and moving film is an ardent love letter to the vibrancy and daily struggles that take place in the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District. Full of affection for its characters, La Mission is a redemptive story of one man’s struggle to unlearn a lifetime of destructive habits.

Party
9:30 pm
Castro Theatre, Bruno’s/El Capitan Theatre

Celebrate Opening Night Mission style at two historic venues, the iconic Bruno’s and an adjoining outdoor setting on the site of the former El Capitan theater, with vintage lowriders from the film. Treat yourself to cool cocktails and international culinary delights while dancing to the Latin beats of salsa and rumba. You must be 21+ to attend the party.

FILM & PARTY members $70, general $85 Includes film and party, complimentary drinks, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.

VIP FILM & PARTY $135 Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP Lounge, and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Food generously donated by Aidells Sausage Company; All Seasons Catering; Bristol Farms Market; Café Claude; Casa Sanchez Foods; Chaya Brasserie; Ciao Bella Gelato; Delfina Restaurant; Destino; Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana; First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge; Gitane Restaurant & Bar; Judy’s Breadsticks; La Méditerranée; Piccolo Teatro; Poleng Lounge; PopChips; Ramblas Tapas Bar; Serendipity! a catering company; La Tempesta Bakery; ThirstyBear Brewing Company; Whole Foods Market and Wolfgang Puck Express.

Beverages generously donated by Blue Angel Vodka, FIJI Water, Honest Tea, Magnanimus Wine Group,
Martha & Brothers Coffee, Mendocino Farms, Stella Artois, Talmadge Collection and Zola Brazilian
Superfruits.

New Indiana Jones Movie a Huge Hit at the Castro Theatre

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

There was a time when a big movie like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull would open at a place like the now-deceased Coronet Theater. But The Castro was doing pretty well  for itself last night with a packed house on the first day of the new Indy.

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Bullwhip? (Doesn’t everybody in San Francisco have one already?) Free.

Costco drinking water? $.12 plus $.05 CRV.

Fedora? $29.97 from Lucky Supermarket 

Memories of entertaining the long lines of people waiting to get a good seat? Priceless.

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View from the balcony includes an old-skool organist and a proper chandelier

Don’t forget to complete your Indiana Experience by purchasing LEGO Indiana Jones Adventures. All the cool kids are doing it!

So turn up your hearing aid (if you have one, as the Castro Theatre’s sound system seems a tad on the quiet side) and get on out there!

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