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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Welcomes Back a Bygone Era

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Welcomes Back a Bygone Era

Before “talkies” became all the rage, film was dominated by silent films often accompanied by musicians playing live. The San Francisco Silent Film Festival keeps history alive, returning for its 19th year May 29 through June 1 at the Castro Theatre, a venue that was…

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Disposable Film Fest Gets Rolling At Castro Theatre

Disposable Film Fest Gets Rolling At Castro Theatre

Back for it’s seventh year, the Disposable Film Fest honors the art of guerilla filmmaking via less traditional mediums, like smartphones. Of course, as technology has grown and offered new ways to film on the fly, so has the festival itself. With over two thousand…

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The Castro Theatre Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman Every Wednesday In March

The Castro Theatre Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman Every Wednesday In March

The recent passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman meant the world lost a great talent. He was the kind of actor who could transform without overpowering the rest of his cast or the films he was in. Although he had an Oscar to his name for…

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Noir City 12 Returns to Castro Theatre on January 24

Noir City 12 Returns to Castro Theatre on January 24

Pulp cinema film festival Noir City is back for its 12th year, taking over the Castro Theatre January 24 through February 2. This year, they’re doing things a bit differently and offering an international slate of classic noir films, dispelling the common theory that the…

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Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Returning To Castro Theatre Jan. 15-19

Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Returning To Castro Theatre Jan. 15-19

Back for it’s 18th year, The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival will once again descend upon San Francisco and the Castro Theatre. Beginning January 15th, it will run through the 19th before it moves over to the Goethe Institut for two nights on January 20th…

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Celebrate Hard Times During the Holidays With Midnites For Maniacs At Castro and Roxie Theatres

Celebrate Hard Times During the Holidays With Midnites For Maniacs At Castro and Roxie Theatres

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks (the Maniac) returns yet again to the Castro and Roxie Theatres Friday, December 20 with his final event of 2013. Appropriately enough, he’ll be screening Christmas films which, as per usual Maniac style, are underappreciated or underrated in some way. Ficks doesn’t…

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Midnintes for Maniacs Brings ‘Acid Westerns’ to Castro and Roxie Theatres

Midnintes for Maniacs Brings ‘Acid Westerns’ to Castro and Roxie Theatres

Resident Maniac of San Francisco, Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, returns November 8, with an “Acid Westerns” triple bill that begins at The Castro Theatre and wraps up at the Roxie Theater. Kicking things off at The Castro is a Johnny Depp double feature, with this year’s…

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Midnites For Maniacs Returns with Back To School: Suburban Utopia

Midnites For Maniacs Returns with Back To School: Suburban Utopia

San Francisco’s best running underground film series returns tomorrow, September 20, with its patented triple bill. Playing on the September theme of beginning a new school year, the bill is being presented as Back to Skool: Suburbian Utopia. Host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, rightfully self-dubbed The…

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SF Sketchfest Presents Halloween-Themed Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour at Castro Theatre

SF Sketchfest Presents Halloween-Themed Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour at Castro Theatre

The original cast behind Mystery Science Theater 3000, including creator Joel Hodgson, have been touring their newest live riffing show Cinematic Titanic and will be making a stop at The Castro Theatre on October 19 for a full night of Halloween filled roasting. Starting things…

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Preview: Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

Preview: Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

The 17th Annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival hits San Francisco and the famed Castro Theatre beginning September 27 and running through October 4.

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Last-Minute Screening Announced for ‘The Master’ at Castro Theatre

Last-Minute Screening Announced for ‘The Master’ at Castro Theatre

A last-minute, preview screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master, which was filmed in and around the Bay Area, is planned—in glorious 70mm—for August 21 at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre.

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Jay and Silent Bob Take on The Castro

Jay and Silent Bob Take on The Castro

Halloween in The Castro might not be anything like it used to be, but don’t expect the neighborhood to be completely quiet over the holiday. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes arrive at Castro Theatre with their live Jay and Silent Bob Get Old show on…

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