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San Francisco/Oakland/Berkeley: Film

San Francisco Film: Film Around San Francisco

Below are our San Francisco Film recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in San Francisco Art.

Castro Theatre

The Castro Theatre is one of the great icons of San Francisco. This landmark theater, built in 1922, is located in the city’s well-known Castro, a largely gay neighborhood. Decorated in a Spanish Renaissance style, the beautiful old movie palace features Art Deco touches throughout and has a luxurious interior that even includes a chandelier.

Outside, the theater’s enormous neon “Castro” sign, which can be seen from many spots in San …more…

San Francisco Cinematheque

The San Francisco Cinematheque, founded in 1961, is like a library, museum, lab, and screening room all rolled into one—in short, a cinema fan’s paradise. The Cinematheque shows experimental films, digital media, and performative cinema, and it works to further the public’s appreciation of these through showcases, publications, exhibitions, and other activities.

Numerous programs offered throughout the year often include …more…

San Francisco Film Society

The non-profit San Francisco Film Society presents movie screenings and film festivals in the city throughout the year. The society hosts a number of unique events that will intrigue movie buffs, including the San Francisco International Animation Showcase (a collection of the best animated movies from around the globe), Film in the Fog (an annual end-of-summer series of outdoor …more…

Sundance Cinemas: Theatre Kabuki

Sundance Kabuki is a multiplex that elevates the movie-going experience by adding a little extra class. That means no commercials before the feature and the food and drink options offered outside the auditorium include cheese plates, crème brulee, and keoke coffee.

Built at the tip of the Japan Center complex, the Kabuki plays independent features, art films, foreign films, documentaries, and major …more…