Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums Forum - Local City and State Discussion Forums (
-   San Francisco (
-   -   Your favorite movie theater in the East Bay? (

wondervamp 11-23-2010 06:04 PM

Your favorite movie theater in the East Bay?
Looking for any and all answers and why you like this theater.

Cheers, Maya

banjo_d 11-24-2010 01:43 AM

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!

bisjoe 11-29-2010 08:55 PM

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

NorthBay 11-30-2010 08:50 PM

I like the Shattuck Theater in Berkeley. Of course it doesn't hurt that a dear friend of mine is the manager.

wondervamp 12-01-2010 01:53 AM

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.

TheBigBoss 12-01-2010 03:41 PM

Alameda Theatre
Great Art-Deco design.

wondervamp 12-02-2010 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by TheBigBoss (Post 47571)
Great Art-Deco design.

Ooooh...I'll have to check that one out!

mrhenderson 12-06-2010 09:41 PM

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.

MyMistake 12-07-2010 11:12 AM

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.

wondervamp 12-08-2010 02:04 AM

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.