MONDAY FEBRUARY 2 SPECIAL EVENT

"The Princess Bride" Quote-Along Party Screening with very special guest Cary Elwes 7:30, $27.50

A Quote-Along screening of “The Princess Bride” with Cary Elwes live in person? Inconceivable! But true! Lace up your boots, draw your swords, and call out your favorite lines as the film plays on the big screen at the beautiful Castro Theatre. And since everyone will receive a collection of props to bring the action to life, you’ll be able to wave your inflatable sword in the air when you cry out “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” After the movie, join the Action Pack’s Henri Mazza in an extended conversation and open floor discussion with the Dread Pirate Roberts himself. Prepare for a miracle, because this is true love. You think this happens every day?



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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3 SPECIAL EVENT

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Penn & Teller 8:00, $30
In Conversation with Adam Savage

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to magic and comedy icons Penn & Teller, whose prolific partnership has yielded live shows, films, television series, books and countless awards. Their 14-year run at The Rio in Las Vegas makes them one of the longest running and most beloved shows in Las Vegas history, while their acclaimed Showtime series “Penn & Teller: BS!” was nominated for 13 Emmys and was the longest series in the history of the network. Throughout almost 40 years performing together, Penn & Teller have had sold out runs on Broadway, multiple world tours, written three New York Times bestsellers, and have created or appeared on countless television networks, including Emmy-winning specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central. They also produced two critically lauded documentaries, the comedian-studded “The Aristocrats” and most recently the spectacular “Tim’s Vermeer.” SF Sketchfest welcomes the brilliant magicians back to San Francisco where, in the 70’s and 80’s, they had a successful run at the erstwhile Phoenix theatre. Don’t miss this rare event with Penn & Teller in an evening of candid discussion, audience Q&A, video clips and a couple of Penn & Teller’s classic magic tricks performed live!



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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5 SPECIAL EVENT

RiffTrax Night of the Shorts 5: A Good Day to Riff Hard with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guests Todd Barry, John Hodgman, Adam Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney and Cole Stratton 8:00, $30

Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a fifth edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- the guys and their guests will take on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission.



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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 SPECIAL EVENT

SF Sketchfest Tribute: "Weird Al" Yankovic Moderated by Chris Hardwick with guests Garfunkel and Oates, Hard 'n Phirm and Jonah Ray 7:00, $30

SF Sketchfest is delighted to present a night of music, comedy and conversation with our SF Sketchfest Tribute to the inimitable "Weird Al" Yankovic. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, this evening will include clips, musical tributes by Hard 'n Phirm, Garfunkel and Oates and more, and a conversation and audience Q&A.



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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 SPECIAL EVENT

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Christopher Lloyd Live In Person
with 30th Anniversary screening of “Back to the Future”

9:30pm $25

Great Scott! It's a tribute to Christopher Lloyd! SF Sketchfest welcomes the phenomenal actor who began in theatre, moved into television with the legendary series "Taxi," and has appeared in some of cinema's most celebrated films, including "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," "The Addams Family," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Clue," and of course, "Back to the Future" (and its sequels), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Mr. Lloyd, followed by a screening of one of the most beloved movies of all time. Tickets and Information at sfsketchfest.com.



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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7 SPECIAL EVENT

"Misery Loves Comedy" screening and conversation/Q&A with Kevin Pollak, Scott Aukerman, Janeane Garofalo and Dana Gould 1:00, $15

Do you have to be miserable to be funny? Children cry Hey Look At Me, but who chooses that as a profession? Over fifty funny people, like Tom Hanks, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Lewis Black, Jason Reitman, Maria Bamford, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, and more share pain-filled insights from a life in pursuit of laughter.

Benson Movie Interruption: Twilight - Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 with Doug Benson and surprise guests 4:20, $35 for the double feature, $20 for single feature

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the "Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater, mics in hand, and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads while the sparkling immortal granddaddy of all tween fantasy franchises smolders through its final chapters: “Twilight- Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2.”



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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7 SPECIAL EVENT

SF Sketchfest Tribute to VEEP with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson in person, moderated by Tim Goodman

7:30pm, $40

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8 SPECIAL EVENT

Benson Movie Interruption: Twilight - Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 with Doug Benson and surprise guests 4:20, $20

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the "Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater, mics in hand, and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads while the sparkling immortal granddaddy of all tween fantasy franchises smolders through its final chapters: “Twilight - Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2.”

 
     
   


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL EVENT

Marc Huestis presents
in Celebration of 20 Years at the Castro

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI'S
ROMEO & JULIET
with LEONARD WHITING "Romeo" Live In-Person!

R & J Event 8 pm Gala
Plus 1 pm West Side Story Matinee

"Romeo, oh Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" - right here in San Francisco at ye olde Castro Theatre!

And we're having a ball to celeb-rate as Marc Huestis presents ROMEO & JULIET with Leonard Whiting ("Romeo') Live In-Person! This kick off to the 20th Anniversary of "Marc Huestis presents" at the Castro will have a masked ball theme overflowing with romance for Valentine's Day. It is also a rare public appearance by "Romeo & Juliet" star Leonard Whiting, who caused a sensation when he starred in Zeffirelli's all time 1968 classic- nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture and winning 2 (Cinematography & Costume Design).

Romeo (Leonard Whiting) will jet in from London & have his moment to shine in a q&a about the making of this classic film. Also featured will be tribute performances, rare film clips a Romeo & Juliet look-a-like and Best Mask contest. Costumes are encouraged. Look for surprise celebrity guests, and an autograph signing with Whiting (VIP tix holders at 6:30. General Signing after the Event).

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL til Jan. 15, 2015.
Available at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/730079
Or call 415 863-0611 ask for the ROMEO discount!

$25 General Orch Side (reg $30)
$37.50-VIP orch center-reserved row gala + preshow signing w/Whiting (reg $45)

Huestis originally presented ROMEO & JULIET with Olivia Hussey Live in 2008 and it was a HUGE hit, selling out the 1400 seat Castro Theatre one week prior to the engagement. Here is an excerpt of that show on Youtube and it has over half a million hits.

Event sponsors include Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Galleria Park Hotel, Joie de Vivre Hospitality and Twin Peaks Tavern.

So " borrow Cupid's wings and soar with them above a common bound."

PLUS 1 pm West Side Story Matinee

The most beloved musical of all time, based on  ROMEO & JULIET, comes to the Castro for a rare non sing-along screening. Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Rita Moreno, it features a classic score and is a great way to start your Valentine's Day!  

(Tix available 1 hr before show at Castro Box Office)

 
 
 
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