Another Planet Entertainment’s Castro Theatre Community Benefits Package
The Castro Theatre and Another Planet Entertainment are deeply committed to revitalizing the iconic theatre and ensuring it remains the epicenter of the Castro community for another century. Like other major municipalities, San Francisco has suffered from the pandemic and City leaders have articulated the need to invest in the arts and entertainment to bring people together, spearhead economic activity and activate the vibrancy of our neighborhood commercial districts. This project and effort is a prime example of how local businesses and performing arts organizations can support and honor our city’s past while adapting to the realities of future needs to ensure the spirit and operations of the Castro Theatre remain for generations.
We envision and plan to deliver an eclectic program of film, music, comedy, private and community events, and LGBTQ+ content that is affirming, diverse, and always mindful of the historic neighborhood in which it lives. APE is equally committed to restoring and preserving the irreplaceable architectural design to secure its sustainability and avoid further disrepair detrimental to the operability of the theatre.
As demonstrated by a $15+ million commitment to critical renovations, as tenants and not owners of the building nonetheless, APE is dedicated to its role as custodians and conveners of the performing arts in the Castro neighborhood by ensuring the theatre’s doors remain open. APE will serve as positive and active stewards of the Castro Theatre just as they’ve successfully managed other venues with compassion, financial success, and respect for the communities in which they operate.
APE recognizes the importance of its leadership and collaboration with neighborhood merchants, the LGBTQ+ community, film enthusiasts, and the broader performing arts community so that they can leave a lasting impact on the neighborhood in a tangible, meaningful, and thoughtful manner. A revitalized theatre will continue to serve as a mecca for LGBTQ+ community members and film lovers while enhancing neighborhood vitality, vibrancy, and economic activity in the Castro. In addition to its financial investment, APE is committed to a comprehensive community benefits plan that provides opportunities for community members to capitalize on hosting an assorted mix of events and community gatherings in the lively and welcoming environment that the Castro Theatre provides.