Photo © Tommy Lau

The annual Silent Film Festival takes place at San Francisco's landmark movie palace, the Castro Theatre. Built in 1922, the theater was designed by Timothy L. Pflueger (1894-1946), a celebrated figure in Bay Area architecture whose career originated with the commission for the Castro.

The Castro Theatre is located at 429 Castro Street, near the intersection of Castro and Market Street.

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429 Castro Street (near the intersection of Castro and Market Street)
San Francisco, CA 94114


via public transportation
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Muni Bus lines that run near the theater:
24 Divisadero, 33 Stanyan, 35 Eureka, 37 Corbett

Muni light rail lines that stop at the Castro Street Station (directly across the street from the theater):

The Castro is also served by the F Line, the vintage streetcar line that runs up Market Street from the Embarcadero.

via automobile
Click here for directions to the Castro Theatre. Parking is extremely limited. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to allow time for parking.

Many program introductions will be ASL interpreted; see individual program ticketing pages for details. Hearing assistance devices are available. The theater is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair-accessible viewing area and bathroom.

Filming or recording is prohibited by law.

NOTE: The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a separate entity from the Castro Theatre. If you have questions about the theater's management, please contact the Castro directly at 415-621-6350.