Do you remember your first time at the Castro Theatre?

It’s special.

And we can’t wait to be there for Opening Night of the 6th San Francisco Green Film Festival on April 14.

The Green Film Fest Team have been reminiscing about their first time at the Castro Theater...


"A favorite moment was seeing Hitchock's Vertigo with my in-laws when they were visiting. I'll never forget the excitement of watching the first few moments of the film spring to life on that magnificent screen, with Jimmy Stewart running over the roof tops of San Francisco to Bernard Herrmann's soaring score. Pure cinema magic." ~ Rachel Caplan, CEO & Founder

"One of my favorite times at the Castro was to attend a film screening during the Frameline Festival of a friends full length feature he wrote and directed. The film was Play Dead and it was nominated for the grand jury prize at Slamdance 2001." ~ Kevin Krueger, Board Chair

"I was thrilled when one of my favorite movies of all time - Airplane! - was being shown at the Castro with the Zucker brothers + Robert Hays doing a Q&A afterwards. Surely, seeing it on the big screen with the magnetism of the Castro was really something special." ~ Jason Kaminsky, Board Member

"My most memorable time at the Castro was for a Commonwealth Club event featuring Talib Kweli conversing with Judge LaDoris H. Cordell on Race, Justice and Hip Hop.  The gorgeous theater amplified the activists' energy and passion and really made a lasting impression." ~ Heather Louie, Board Member

""The grandeur of Castro theatre gives me butterflies in my stomach every time I walk into the space. The crackling of the antique popcorn machine, the mesmerizing sound of the Wurlitzer organ and the high ceilings with faded paintings enriches my experience of watching a film at Castro." ~ Diya Guha, Programming Assistant

"I couldn't believe such a beautiful old big theater was hiding inside. The first time, I was there for the premiere of the Looking series and the whole place was packed and brimming over with excitement. When the Wurlitzer started the place exploded with smiles." ~ Gemma Bradshaw, COO

Now, imagine if it was the latest environmental film about to start on the big screen!

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