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Old 11-23-2010, 06:04 PM  
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Your favorite movie theater in the East Bay?

Looking for any and all answers and why you like this theater.

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Old 11-24-2010, 01:43 AM  
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The Parkway even though it is currently closed down. I heard a rumor today that a group of investors has finally reached an agreement with the landlord to reopen it.

Have pizza and beer, sitting on a sofa while watching movies!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:55 PM  
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As a kid growing up in Lafayette, I loved the old Park theater, and went back often as an adult. Apparently they have had hard times lately and just shut down after a 69 year run, probably to become condos. The Grand Lake in Oakland is cool too, I just can't get into these big new multi-screen places with
no architectural style.


LAFAYETTE / Park Theater: 1941-2005 / Loyal fans turn out for single-screen cinema's last hurrah - SFGate
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:50 PM  
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I like the Shattuck Theater in Berkeley. Of course it doesn't hurt that a dear friend of mine is the manager.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:53 AM  
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Ok, I'll have to check the Shattuck theater out...the parking is kind of tough around there that is what has stopped me from going. Haven't been there in a long time.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:41 PM  
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Alameda Theatre

Great Art-Deco design.
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:08 AM  
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Great Art-Deco design.
Ooooh...I'll have to check that one out!
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:41 PM  
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the Alameda theater (in Alameda of course) is also a great theater in the east bay. It was recently restored and has a beautiful art deco theater along with many smaller new style theaters.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:12 AM  
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I loved the Parkway. It would be great to see it reopen.
The Alameda is very nice. I haven't been in a while since they were picketed by the projectionists union. Does anybody know if that got resolved?
I've got to say, I like the Emery Bay theater. It has easy parking and comfy seats.
I love the idea of the Grand Lake theater, but last time I went for a 2.25 hour movie and was uncomfortable for the last hour and a half. Again, it has been a while and if someone can tell me they've improved the seats, I'd be happy to go again.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:04 AM  
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The Parkway is going to reopen - they are working on that right now and need donations. I'll have to check out the Alameda. Hey I pulled all the sound for the Emery Bay theaters when they were built. I am a union electrician - literally pulled ALL the sound cables for all of the theaters. Wow haven't been there in ages (Grand Lake) thanks for the heads up.

Also, MyMistake - the Paramount has classic movie nights on Fridays - check out their website Welcome to the Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California
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