A Community Dialogue to discuss renovation and programming at the Castro Theatre
Media contact: DP&A, Inc. / David Perry (415) 676-7007 / firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: Another Planet Entertainment hosts
WHAT: A Community Dialogue to discuss renovation and programming at the Castro Theatre
# Details Below
WHERE: The Castro Theatre: 429 Castro Street
WHEN: Thursday, August 11: 6pm – 7:30pm
(doors open at 5pm)
COVID: Vaccination & masking recommended but not required.
WHY: Another Planet Entertainment is partnering with Bay Properties, Inc. / The Nasser Family, builder and owners of the Castro Theatre, on an evolution and preservation of San Francisco’s world-renowned entertainment and LGBTQ community landmark. With a long-standing history of working to preserve and improve historic buildings such as the Fox Theater in Oakland, the Greek Theatre in Berkeley and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Another Planet seeks to enhance the Castro Theatre by implementing significant improvements to the sound, lighting, production, HVAC and the theatre’s trademark marquee, among other facets of the building: all of this, always, with an eye to honoring its unique place in the lives of the Castro and celebrating its communities and residents.
This community dialogue will present plans for the renovation from architects and historic preservationists working with Another Planet in addition to updates on the timing of the project. Additionally, community members and stakeholders will be present to ask questions and voice their opinions.
5 PM Doors open. Brief tours available, first come – first served
6 PM Welcome by Bevan Dufty
6:05 PM Video Presentation from Another Planet Entertainment
6:15 PM Presentation by the Castro Theatre Conservancy
6:20 PM Presentation by the LGBTQ Cultural District
6:25 PM Presentation by Christopher Wasney, CAW Architects
6:30 PM Audience Q&;A by Slido*
7:30 PM Closing Remarks
Q & A AVAILABILITY with:
● Mary Conde | Senior Vice President, Another Planet Entertainment
● Dan Serot | Vice President of Business Affairs, Another Planet Entertainment
● Christopher Wasney, FAIA | CAW Architects (Lead Architect)
● Elisa Skaggs, AIA & Carolyn Kiernat, AIA | Page & Turnbull (Preservation Architects)
*SLIDOTo encourage a more efficient Q&;A and discussion, Slido will be utilized to field questions and comments during the community meeting. At the start of the meeting, information on how to access the unique Slido event will be displayed. Users will just need to go to slido.com on their smartphone, input the event code (to be distributed at the meeting), and submit their questions and comments directly. No app download required. Users will be able to view and upvote their favorite questions or comments. Submitted questions and comments will be addressed by the speakers. There will be on-site support to access and utilize this functionality.