The venerable Castro Theatre is getting a new paint job. The fantastic marquee was restored for the filming of "MILK" a few years back and it's still an impressive sight. The rest of the facade was looking a bit faded. The new color scheme is very subtle and a marked improvement over the sloppy job applied by the Blumenfeld Theatre chain when they were operators of the place. The Castro theatre was built in 1922 by the Nasser Bros. who still, remarkably, own it. It was designed by noted architect Timothy Pflueger, who was also responsible for the magnificent Paramount Theatre in Oakland. If you haven't seen a movie at the Castro or seen the interior of the place, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Here's the website of the theatre http://castrotheatre.com/. A great opportunity would be the upcoming Film Noir Festival.