Castro Senior Center

110 Diamond Street, 2 Blocks from Castro Muni Station & #24 Bus:  MAP

Castro Senior Center is partnering with Openhouse to bring you a broader range of activities welcoming to LGBT seniors and allies.
Check out these programs at this vibrant senior center!

Recurring Events

Poetry Salon

When: Wednesdays @ 10:00AM
What: We welcome you to join a poetry group led by Matthew Rodgers, Castro Senior Center staff and MFA in Creative Writing from the New School in New York City. Rodgers is a published poet who writes about LGBT issues. Each week he introduces poetry from around the world; bringing 4 or 5 samples of poetry from a specific era or culture to read and discuss. Time is also provided for people to read their own poems. All are welcome. For more information call 415-296-8995 X304 or email

Always Active Exercise Program

When: Every Monday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30am and Every Tuesday from 10:00-11:00am.
What: Stay fit and have fun with friends! Application required. Click here for more information about Always Active or to download an application.

Afternoon Films

Mondays (new releases) and Fridays (film classics) from 12:45-TBD

July 2014

Friday, 7/4/14 – Castro Senior closed for July 4th Holiday

Monday, 7/7/14 – Elaine Stritch Shoot Me (2013) 80 minutes

Still refreshingly caustic at 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch looks back on her life and career in this feature-length portrait composed of candid reflections, rare archival footage and testimonials from her dearest friends.

Friday, 7/11/14 – Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) 103 minutes

Set in America’s Colonial period, John Ford’s adventure tale follows Gilbert (Henry Fonda) and Lana Martin (Claudette Colbert) as they try to survive the rugged frontier. After their settlement is repeatedly attacked by Indians, the couple is taken in by a spinster (Edna May Oliver). Lana bears a son, while Gilbert heads off to fight the Indians and the British. He returns, wounded, to find his family once again under attack by the Indians.

Monday 7/14/14 – Still Mine (2013) 103 minutes

His home in disrepair, elderly farmer Craig Morrison must build a better shelter for his wife, whose health is deteriorating. He faces the wrath of an overzealous government inspector but refuses to back down. Cast includes James Cromwell (Babe) and Genevieve Bujold.

Friday, 7/18/14 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 102 minutes

Set on a ranch in the Oregon Territory, this rousing musical tells the story of Adam (Howard Keel) and his six unruly brothers. Adam marries Milly (Jane Powell), who’s appalled by the motley crew and takes it upon herself to tame them. Longing to become husbands like their brother, the boys go into town and kidnap six lovely women for themselves. Not without chaos and uproar, the boys and their wives eventually find happiness

Monday, 7/21/14- San Francisco Film: Sutro’s Baths; The Palace at Lands’ End (2011) 85 minutes

 A documentary about San Francisco’s legendary & the worlds’ largest indoor swimming pool, ice skating rink and museum complex built in the 19th century by Adolph Sutro. This special documentary Includes vintage film and photography.

Friday, 7/25/14 – All That Heaven Allows (1955) 89 minutes

Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson star in this supreme example of the glossy Technicolor melodramas of director Douglas Sirk, which were the inspiration for 2002′s art-house hit Far from Heaven. Wyman is a repressed widow; Hudson is the virile (and younger) gardener who quotes Thoreau. A scandal ensues when they flaunt their love before their stuffy mid-1950s family and social set.

Monday, 7/28/14 – Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 100 minutes             R rated

Between the world wars, Gustave H, the concierge at a prestigious European hotel, takes a bellboy named Zero as a trusted protégé. Meanwhile, the upscale guests are involved in an art theft and a dispute over a vast family fortune. Stars Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray.Directed by Wes Anderson.

R rated films may include adult themes, hard language, violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug use or other elements.