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The Castro is the name of the theatre and the district of San Francisco. The Castro Theatre was built in 1922. The Castro district was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States [Mike McBey, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
The Castro is the name of the theatre and the district of San Francisco. The Castro Theatre was built in 1922. The Castro district was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States [Mike McBey, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Castro neighborhood

‘The Castro’ is a term broadly used to describe the area of San Francisco formerly known as Eureka Valley, and is bordered by Diamond Heights, Noe Valley, the Mission, the Fillmore, and the Haight districts.

It has also come to mean more than a locale. The Castro district was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States.

It is known world-wide as the “gay mecca.” Home to an ever-changing neighborhood of shops, restaurants, street fairs, and residents, the Castro has continued in its evolution.

It is a community and a people rich with history, diversity, tears, and laughter.

The Castro Theatre is a historic movie palace in San Francisco that became San Francisco Historic Landmark in September 1976.
Located at 429 Castro Street in the Castro District, it was built in 1922.

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