The Existence of the SF Underground

So last week, I had the pleasure of watching a movie at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco. The theater is currently home to a Film Noir festival titled Noir City. I watched Deadline: USA, starring Humphrey Bogart. The film was really good and instilled in the viewer the importance of the media.

But that’s another post for another time.

This post is about how I got to the Castro Theater.

I’m not one to drive in and around San Francisco. I BART it if I can, which works for 90% of situations like getting to Arabic class. I’ve driven to the Castro Theater once and I was barely able to parallel park on an uphill street.

On Friday, I had to meet up my friend near the Montgomery BART station and we were going to get to the Castro from there. But BART doesn’t go there. However, the MUNI Metro does.

I didn’t know the Muni Metro existed. I mean, I knew about (and have been on) MUNI buses that go all around San Francisco, but I had no idea there was an actual underground MUNI train system that took its riders to parts of the city that BART may not reach. I was in awe as we took the steps down to the Metro underground platform and waited for the train to come. It doesn’t compare to London’s Tube system or even New York’s subway system, but it’s there nonetheless.

My friend said it wasn’t very clean and I noticed the puddle of something on a seat on our way back (which reminded me of a similar substance that my cousin almost sat in once on the NY subway) but really, does it matter? It’s there and it goes places and now I know about it.

And, yes, I know I’m a dork for not knowing about this before but in my defense I found other people that did not know about it.

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