2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA
It's time to return to The Paramount Theatre in Oakland for another Fantastically Fun Friday Film event!
BULLITT (1968) -
Steve McQueen plays SFPD detective Frank Bullitt who goes after the underworld boss who had the witness under Bullitt's protection killed. Despite political interference from an ambitious District Attorney (Robert Vaughn) and the
complaints of his long-suffering girlfriend (Jacqueline Bissett), nothing distracts Bullitt from his mission. Directed by Peter Yates, this is the movie that established the late, great Steve McQueen as a superstar. It's also the movie that features the most memorable car-chase scene in film history - ten solid adrenaline-inducing minutes of acceleration and deceleration, of smoking tires and screaming gears slamming up and down the roller coaster streets of San Francisco. If there was an Oscar for best stunt driving, Steve McQueen would have won it hands down. Yes, that's the star himself behind the wheel of that Ford Mustang! Bullitt did win the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
I highly recommend getting there early to purchase a ticket (box office opens at 6:00) as events such as this tend to sell out quickly! Let's meet up in the front of the theatre no later than 6:30 and secure a spot in line. Doors open at 7:00 pm and seats fill up fast! If you would like to go, but cannot get there by 7:00, please send me an email (through this MeetUp site) and I will see what I can do to make sure you can get in and sit with our group....
If you have never been to the Paramount Theatre before, or have not yet attended one of the Friday night movies there, you are in for a treat!
One of the nation’s most beautiful art deco theaters and a national landmark, The Paramount in Oakland is like stepping back into the past, into one of those glorious movie theatres of times gone by. The majestic lobby with its gold decor, curving staircases, and elegant lighting have a grand feel. When you enter the main theater itself, it's like walking into an art deco feast of the senses. Even the bathrooms and lounges are eclectic.
Local history, art deco beauty and a classic film all for only a $5.00 admission! And they even sell beer, wine and a few other adult beverages in the lobby along with a few assorted movie snacks and small bags of popcorn, cheese popcorn and caramel corn.
Film showings at the Paramount include a half-hour organ concert of classic songs (starting at 7:30), followed by cartoons, newsreels, clips of coming attractions, and even a raffle drawing with prizes such as dinners for two and other local attractions.
Really, five dollars is all it costs to see a special one-night only screening of the classic film "Bullitt" on the big screen! You can't beat that deal! And it's Steve McQueen and car chases through the beautiful city of San Francisco!
Details and RESTRICTIONS:
The Paramount Theatre
Box Office opens @ 6:00pm | Doors open @ 7:00 | Curtain rises @ 8:00pm
For directions/Parking/Public Transportation info - click here -http://www.paramounttheatre.com/direct.html
FROM THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE WEBSITE:
PLEASE NOTE: All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are for personal use only, NOT for resale.
PLEASE NOTE: Outside food, beverages, or containers of any kind are NOT permitted into the theatre.