I heard tales of the Castro Theater before I ever set eyes on it. A good friend texted me last spring about a Sound of Music sing-along and I was sold. So when I had the opportunity to attend a sing- along, I jumped at it.
Established in 1922, the Castro Theater reminds me of a time when men wore hats and women wore gloves. The theater itself is a marvelous piece of art, with classic motif murals on each of the large side walls and a fully functioning Wurlitzer pipe- organ. Before each sing-along the organ pipes out notable tunes to entertain the audience. People line up for the sing-along about an hour before the show, so get there early!
I’ve been told that sing-alongs are not everyone’s idea of a good time, but our friends at the Castro have thought of everything. They offer classic movies, 80’s classics, soon-to-be-classics, double features and depending on the time of year, host films for the San Francisco Film Festival.
Tickets are very reasonably priced considering the cost of going to the movies these days; non-musical tickets are $ 11 for adults and $ 8.50 for children. And to add to their vintage charm they even have matinee tickets for $ 8.50 and sometimes offer double features!
The box office only accepts cash, so make sure you have some on hand or buy tickets online.