Another Planet Welcomes Castro Theatre Landmarking
Another Planet Entertainment has always supported the Landmarking of the interior which was approved by unanimous vote 6-0 and we thank the Historic Preservation Commission for their thoughtful consideration. If was wonderful to see and hear so much love for the Castro Theatre and its place in the LGBTQ and film communities.
Also, for the record. The Castro Theatre Conservancy did make another offer on Tuesday (January 31, 2023) afternoon. However that offer fails to meet the Nasser family and Another Planet’s basic requirements to improve and operate the building. Therefore, it has been rejected. The Conservancy has had over one year to formulate a plan and none has been forthcoming. At this point it is unlikely that APE or the Nasser family will entertain any offers from the Conservancy as the lack of any competent proposal from the Conservancy has been more than disappointing and appears to potentially be simply a delay tactic to disrupt the momentum of APEs thoughtful plan to revitalize the theatre.
We look forward to realizing our vision for the renovation of the Castro that has now been endorsed by the theatre’s most important LGBTQ and film event, Frameline; the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the Castro Organ Devotees Association, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and numerous Disability / ADA Advocates. It was a good night for everyone who loves and respects the Castro Theatre and wants it to thrive, along with the many Castro Merchants and Castro/Upper Market CBD members supported by a vibrant theatre. — David Perry, Spokesman for Another Planet