Venue Details

102 Star Starred
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114
415-621-6350
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For a great dinner, visit the Firewood Cafe just up the street. The staff is friendly and the food is great, and reasonably priced.
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Bisou ... french bistro on Market only one block from the Castro Theater is great for before or after dinner ... they open at 5:30 so before is no problem and after you'll see the hip Castro crowd up close and person. Food and service are really excellent !!
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52 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 12 2008

This was a real surprise. Classic theatre, old flick, and a great orchestra, what a combination!

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 12 2008

What a great way to spend the evening... watching an old silent movie with a live jazz band that made the movie all that much more enjoyable. I hope to see more events like this.

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3 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 12 2008

The film itself was fantastic. A true classic horror movie with real tension and drama. The live score, which ranged from discordant horns and keyboard to hard-driving rock, was very jarring and often drowned out the more nuanced moments of the film.

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Website

http://www.sfjazz.org/concerts/2008/spring/artists/nosferatu.asp

Description

This screening is part of a series in which the greatest silent films of all time come alive with a 21st-century beat at SF’s grandest movie palace. All screenings feature live performances of original scores by renowned silent-film accompanists and Bay Area legends the Club Foot Orchestra.

The granddaddy of all vampire films, F.W. Murnau’s loose (and unauthorized) adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula stars Max Schreck as the perennially chilling prince of the undead, Count Orlock.

Personnel:


  • Myles Boisen,_ Bass, Guitar_

  • Cornelius Boots, Woodwinds

  • Sheldon Brown, Woodwinds

  • Catherine Clune, Violin

  • Beth Custer, Clarinets

  • Chris Grady, Trumpet

  • Steve Kirk, Guitar

  • Richard Marriott, Trombone, Keyboards

  • Deirdre McClure, Conductor

  • Gino Robair, Percussion, Marimba

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.