On June 22, 1922, one of San Francisco’s most iconic institutions opened its doors. The Castro Theatre officially celebrates its centennial anniversary today, and as a gift to loyal fans, the theater will screen five of the most iconic movies in the city’s history for only a buck per ticket (plus, of course, a $.50 fee).
The programming is an interesting mix of movies, nodding to several beloved blockbusters as well as a few classic films that might be less familiar for modern audiences. Of course Robin Williams’ comedic opus “Mrs. Doubtfire” is included (1:00 p.m.), as well as the gritty Clint Eastwood action flick “Dirty Harry” (3:30 p.m.). The most epic car chase in film history will also screen, with Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” playing at 8:15 p.m.