The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
The Castro Theatre, a San Francisco jewel that has hosted countless film festivals and premieres, is set to get a major makeover. The 100-year-old theater, known throughout the world as one of the symbols of San Francisco’s historic LGBTQ Castro neighborhood, will be renewed as a live events venue with music, comedy, film and more as Another Planet Entertainment takes over its programming.
The Castro will still screen select films, but the changes are sure to be earthshaking for many Bay Area film organizations and movie fans who have been filling the Castro for decades. “It’s heartbreaking, devastating, and not surprising,” said Marc Huestis, who has presented special events at the Castro Theatre for 40 years. “Even before COVID, it was like repertory (cinema) was kind of on its last legs,” Huestis continued.
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