WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sing Along (Animated Version) 7:00

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! (1991, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT

  • Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
  • Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb
 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23 THEATRE CLOSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 THROUGH MONDAY NOVEMBER 27
SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sing Along (Animated Version)
Fri Nov 24 thru Sun Nov 26 @ 2:30, 7:00
Mon Nov 27 @ 7:00

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! (1991, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT

  • Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
  • Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28 SPECIAL EVENT

Commonwealth Club presents
Pete Souza: An Intimate Portrait of President Obama 7:00

This event is SOLD OUT!

While Barack Obama’s presidency has come to a close, nearly two million photographs documenting this landmark era remain—all taken by Pete Souza, who served as President Obama’s chief official White House photographer. In his new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Souza will offer a look through his lens at what it was like to be alongside the leader of the free world in both moments of great victory and immense challenge.

Souza served as the chief official White House photographer for the entire eight years of the Obama administration. He’ll discuss what it was like to capture both the most important moments of the presidency as well as unguarded ones with the Obama family.

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29
SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sing Along (Animated Version) 7:00

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! (1991, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT

  • Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
  • Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 SPECIAL EVENT

INFORUM presents
Tim Ferriss: Tribe of Mentors 6:30

Who is your mentor? Author Tim Ferriss went in search of guidance as he spoke with experts from the tech, business, sports and entertainment fields—and he’s coming back to INFORUM to share their best advice for successfully navigating through life.

In his newest book, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World, Ferriss profiles everyone from actor Jesse Williams and Craig Newmark of Craigslist to mogul Arianna Huffington and burlesque star Dita Von Teese and shares their secrets for success, happiness and meaning.

No matter what obstacles you’re facing, Ferriss’ concise but juicy tips from some of the world’s most beloved experts will motivate you to make the most of your work and life.

inforumsf.org

 
     
   


FRIDAY DECEMBER 1
SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sing Along (Animated Version) 7:00

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! (1991, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT

  • Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
  • Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 SPECIAL EVENT

SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL Presents
A DAY OF SILENTS
Complete program details and tickets are available at silentfilm.org

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) 10:00am
Live musical accompaniment by Philip Carli

Director: Lotte Reigniger | 1926 | Germany | 72 min
The first full-length animated feature ever, Prince Achmed is loosely based on tales from The Arabian Nights. This enchanting film tells its story—an evil sorcerer trying to best the princely hero—entirely through cut-paper silhouettes against tinted and toned backdrops. Director Reiniger’s exquisitely expressive cutouts depict magical scenes of adventure involving flying horses, Aladdin, the Witch of Fiery Mountain, and the beautiful Princess Pari Banu, among others! A treat for all ages!

The Last Man on Earth Noon
Live musical accompaniment by Philip Carli

Director: J.G. Blystone | 1924 | USA | 70 min.
This gender-bending 1924 comedy imagines the year 1954 when an epidemic of “masculitus” has wiped out the male population, except for one sad sack, Elmer Smith (Earle Foxe). Gertie the Gangster (Grace Cunard) discovers the hermit Elmer and sells him to the government—for a hefty $10 million—where his fate will be decided in a boxing match on the floor of the US Senate!

Tol'able David 2:00
Live musical accompaniment by Frederick Hodges

Director: Henry King | 1921 | USA | 94 min
D.W. Griffith’s Broken Blossoms made Richard Barthelmess a star, but it was Henry King’s Tol’able David that cemented his place in the silent firmament. Barthelmess is the sensitive young David forced to confront brutal Goliaths in King’s rustic American coming-of-age tale. David’s serene Appalachian childhood comes to an end when a trio of outlaws terrorizes his town, crippling his brother and causing the death of his father.

The Rat 4:30
Live musical accompaniment by Sascha Jacobsen and the Musical Art Quintet

Director: Graham Cutts | 1925 | UK | 78 min
Set in the criminal underworld of Paris, this 1925 British box-office smash hit features the beguiling Ivor Novello as the apache Pierre Boucheron, aka The Rat. Novello would go on to star in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger (1926) and Downhill (1927), but it was The Rat that made him a Valentino-like sensation. Novello’s knife-throwing Rat (a role he created for himself on stage) is dangerous to men, irresistible to women—especially to slumming aristocrat Zélie de Chaumet (Isabel Jeans). Director Cutts does a splendid job bringing Belle Époque Paris to life in his London studio.

Lady Windermere's Fan 7:00
Live musical accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | 1925 | USA | 90 min.
Silent Oscar Wilde! If any filmmaker in history could convey the wit of the audaciously verbal Wilde in purely visual terms, it was the audaciously clever Ernst Lubitsch, aided here by a superb cast: May McAvoy as Lady Windermere, Ronald Colman as Lord Darlington, and Irene Rich as the notorious Mrs. Erlynne. Wilde’s biting comedy of social affectation and hypocrisy finds perfect expression under Lubitsch’s deft direction. The two masters shared an ethos, voiced here by Wilde’s Lord Darlington: “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.”

Sex in Chains (Geschlecht in Fesseln) 9:15
Live musical accompaniment by Philip Carli

Director: Wilhelm Dieterle | 1928 | Germany | 92 min.
William Dieterle, who would go on to direct Hollywood classics like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Portrait of Jennie, started his career as actor/director Wilhelm Dieterle in Germany. Despite its lurid English translation, Sex in Chains is actually a message film about the human cost of imprisonment—for the imprisoned and society—that argues for prison reform. Dieterle himself plays the protagonist Franz Sommer, in jail for involuntary manslaughter, who turns to his cellmate for companionship. The film’s depiction of prison homosexuality was far ahead of its time, and so bold as to acknowledge that it could even lead to love.

 
     
   


SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sing Along (Animated Version) 2:30

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal chords. In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character from the film! (1991, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT

  • Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
  • Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SUNDAY DECEMBER 3 DOUBLE FEATURE

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Remastered in 4K! 7:00

40TH ANNIVERSARY! Following Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss re-teamed with director Steven Spielberg to play an everyman struggling with his obsession to rendezvous with extra-terrestrials. Vilmos Zsigmond won the Oscar for his stunning cinematography, and Spielberg received his first directing nomination for this, his second consecutive blockbuster. Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban and François Truffaut co-star. (1977, 137 min - Director's cut, 4K DCP 'Scope)

+ UFORIA 9:30
Cindy Williams is Arlene, a daffy revivalist who thinks that mankind will be saved by extra-terrestrial visitors. When her drifter boyfriend Sheldon (Fred Ward, rarely better) hooks up with his phony preacher friend "Brother Bud" (a splendidly sour Harry Dean Stanton), the preacher decides there's easy money to be made from Arlene's predictions. Writer/director John Binder's intelligent, affectionate, often funny look at country living and loving ranks with the best of Jonathan Demme's most quirky films. The soundtrack features several choice tunes by Waylon Jennings and John Prine while Roger Miller belts out the theme song. (1981, 92 min, 35mm)

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 4 TBA

 
HOME CALENDAR SCHEDULE SPECIAL EVENTS COMING SOON SINGALONGS TOP OF PAGE

 

Copyright © 2005-2017 The Castro Theatre. All Rights Reserved.
The Castro Theatre | 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA | 415-621-6120