SF Closer to Preserving 100-Year-Old Castro Theatre’s Interior
Recently, San Francisco Heritage joined other community stakeholders at the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission hearing in support of expanding the historic landmark designation for the Castro Theatre to include interior elements. SF Heritage also recognized the importance of the seating and LGBTQ+ and film programming in the theatre’s significance.
The 100-year-old Castro Theatre is one of San Francisco’s last remaining movie palaces. Located in the heart of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, the theater was designed by renowned Bay Area architect Timothy Pflueger.
Though San Francisco deemed the structure of the iconic Castro Theatre a historical landmark back in 1976, the Castro Theatre Conservancy wants to ensure the venue space’s interior is protected, too.
The non-profit organization launched its “Save the Castro Theatre” campaign to prevent future owners from removing the interior features that make up the theatre’s historic character – specifically its orchestra seating and sloped floor.
Read more on their recent advocacy for this historic landmark and save the date for important upcoming hearing dates including meetings coming up on December 7, 2022 and March 15, 2023.