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.
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.
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.