San Francisco Silent Film Festival is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible experience at all of our events. If you have accessibility questions that are not addressed below, please contact Operations Director Kathy Rose O’Regan.
General Accessibility FAQs
Do programs have ASL interpretation? Many program introductions will be ASL interpreted; see individual program ticketing pages for details.
Are service dogs welcome? Yes. Service animals on a leash and under their owner’s control are welcome in all venues. Emotional support animals are not.
Is there a San Francisco Silent Film Festival point person available for onsite ADA requests? Yes. The SFSFF House Manager is available throughout every event to address onsite ADA requests.
Are there gender neutral bathrooms? Yes.
Is there a scent-free seating area? Unfortunately no.
Our annual events are held at the Castro Theatre. Below are answers to questions related to the theater and area accessibility.
How easy is it to navigate the surrounding area for a wheelchair? Some crosswalks and intersections near-by have navigable curb cuts.
Are there steep hills? Not directly by the theatre.
Are there ripped up sidewalks in close proximity to the theater? No.
Are there any special ways to get accessible seating in the theater? The SFSFF House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator on duty during events facilitate access to accessible seating. The theatre wheelchair access area is located at the back of the auditorium and easy to find.
Are there accessible bathroom stalls? Yes. An accessible stall can be found to the left of the concession stand under the stairs.
Who is the ADA contact person at the Castro Theatre? Please contact Keith Arnold with any ADA related question at firstname.lastname@example.org.