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

August 2014

Friday, 8/1/14 12 Angry Men (1957) 96 minute
Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case. Sidney Lumet (Network) made his directorial debut with this Oscar-nominated drama that illuminates all the petty impediments on the path to justice.

Monday, 8/4/14 Tea with Mussolini (1999) 117 minutes
A group of Englishwomen living in Italy in the 1930s take in an orphan and do everything they can to protect the child and preserve their way of life, believing that fascist leader Benito Mussolini will protect them from war’s gathering storm clouds.

Friday, 8/8/14 High Society (1956) 111 minutes
In this Cole Porter reworking of The Philadelphia Story, a jazz musician tries to win back his socialite ex-wife — who’s engaged to a respectable but bland gentleman — while two gossip-rag reporters gum up the works.

Monday 8/11/14 Last Vegas (2013) 105 minutes
Four sixty something pals — Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam — gather in Las Vegas to celebrate Billy’s upcoming nuptials with the intention of running wild for four straight days. But Sin City has gotten a lot crazier than they could’ve ever imagined.

Friday, 8/15/14 Bonnie Weiss, Curtain Up: presents Great Composers of Broadway Series; Cole Porter. Starts at 1:00 PM (60 minute program)

Monday, 8/18/14 The Fighter (2010) 110 minutes
After a string of defeats, boxer Mickey Ward rediscovers his fighting will with help from his trainer and half-brother—a once talented pugilist and small town hero now battling drug addiction

Friday, 8/22/14 Bullitt (1968) 114 minutes
Steve McQueen, as Lt. Frank Bullitt is cool as ice in this thrilling police procedural that also happens to contain the arguably greatest car chase ever. Filmed on location in San Francisco.

Monday, 8/25/14 Finding Vivian Maier (2013) 83 minutes
When longtime nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, she left behind thousands of photo negatives that she’d produced over the years. But the now-famous shutterbug’s unique body of work lay in storage until an amateur historian uncovered the trove

Friday, 8/29/14 Romeo and Juliet (1968) 138 minutes
Franco Zeffirelli’s classic version of Shakespeare’s tragedy of love. As star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet defy their feuding families and elope in secret, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.

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