Movie theaters have a long and distinguished history in American cities of being far more than just a place to see the latest Oscar-worthy films. In many communities, movie theaters became true community centers, as the sites for showing informative documentaries, hosting political discussions, and, in San Francisco, as a vital force in the LGBTQ community’s response to the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s.
The Epic History of the Castro Theatre, a San Francisco and LGBTQ Landmark
By Alex Bevk
Curbed San Francisco
June 22, 2016