The Castro Theatre has an old classic yet a simple look. The beautifully ornamented gate has “Castro” written on the top of it and some details of the festival.
On March 21, 2012, Wilde Salomé, an American documentary-drama film that was written and directed by Al Pacino has its US premiere at Castro Theatre. It was a full house show marking the 130th anniversary of Oscar Wilde's official visit to San Francisco. The event turned out to be beneficial for the GLBT Historical Society. Prior to this event, on September 4, 2011, Pacino received the Film-maker award at Venice Film Festival. Starring himself as Herod at the movie, Pacino mentioned the film Wilde Salomé as his "most personal project ever".