What with so many cinema houses closing down, we always worry about our dear Castro Theatre, the Bay Area's best (if we may) theater. But, just like in April, it will go dark on Monday and Tuesday nights during August. Michael Petrelis reports:

In the not-so-good-news category, there's a sad sequel this month at the Castro theater. Just as in April, the Castro will be closed every Monday and Tuesday night during August for a total of eight evenings when there will be one less reason to visit the neighborhood.

When was the last time you saw a flick there? I caught three films at the Castro in July, I'm happy to say. I attended the silent and Jewish film festivals, and was pleased that at all three films the house was packed with people in both the orchestra and balcony.

Hear, hear!

Petrelis also has some good news regarding other local theaters, but you'll need to visit Petrelis Files to find out more.

In the meantime, check out the Castro's August lineup. Nothing like a night out at the movies, followed by five martinis at Twin Peaks and a Hot Cookie for the stumble home, right? Right.