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Paramount Theater: "BULLITT" for 5 Dollars!

NEW MEETING LOCATION: IKE'S LAIR SANDWICH SHOP on Broadway, 2 blocks from the Paramount

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.

Now see  "BULLITT" again on the big screen! The Paramount Screen!!! For only $5!

See the bottom of this page for show-time details

Click the link for a "BULLITT" review...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062765/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9PLZJLpC4

This film contains scenes of graphic violence and viewer discretion is strongly advised!

The theater photo below is a clickable link to hidden treasure!

Nothing could be more fun than an old classic film. Oops, yes there is something more fun! An old classic film at the nation’s most beautiful art deco theater, The Paramount! It's like stepping back into the past, into one of those glorious movie palaces of a bygone era! And all for a five-dollar admission. That’s right, five bucks!

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 at some of the area's finest restaurants! Winner of the East Bay Express's "Best Movie-Going Experience" and voted "Best Deal in the Bay Area," it's a wonderful night out on the town!

I will be hoping to meet similar-minded moviegoers that Friday night. So who’s with me? I recommend taking BART, which stops right underneath the theater, letting you avoid the 25-minute traffic jam at Caldecott Tunnel. Also be warned of late night Bay Bridge lane closures & construction delays. BART is highly recommended.

Should you attempt to drive, parking is a typical city experience. However, a recommended for-hire PARKING garage sits right next to the Paramount should you make the car trip! It costs $10 for the evening and you must get your car out of the garage immediately after the movie before they lock up the garage (and your car) for the night!

http://www.paramounttheatre.com/direct.html#parking

BART Directions: Take BART to the 19th Street Station. Travel to the rear of the train/station and take the escalator up. Continue to the Exit turnstiles at the rear of the station, and then take a left U-turn, going up the escalator to street level. Do a right U–turn on the street and behold the Paramount marquee (P) ahead! Cross 20th Street.

Proceed to the theater box office (P) and purchase your ticket for 5 bucks (cash only). Then, CONTINUE two more blocks north to 22nd street to where Ike's Lair is situated on the right-hand side of the street. We'll meet outside at the tables on its concrete patio. I'll be the guy with long sideburns and a trench coat! ;-) Just kidding… I mean a purple S.F.S.U. sweatshirt, reading a book (me, Lawrence, Asst Organizer).

With previous experiences, I can say that it’s no fun being late. So I will be going early to the theater since the last Hitchcock film that played there, practically sold out by curtain rise. So I will meet you from 6 – 6:45 at:

IKE'S LAIR SANDWICH SHOP  6-6:45 PM

2204 Broadway
(between Franklin St & Grand Ave)

Delicious sandwiches and fast service in an open-air setting!

Ike's Lair serves scrumptious sandwiches of all kinds -- veggie, vegan, meat, you-name-it. It's quite popular with the locals, and costs range from $7 to $12. They make over 400 different types of sandwiches! More than 30 sandwiches are listed on their blackboard at their Oakland location, but if you want a much, much bigger selection, see the menu on their website at http://ilikeikesplace.com/.

At 6:45, you may catch us back at the theater in line to get the good seats in the balcony. If you arrive after 7:15, just go up to the balcony and look for us in the middle of the first 9 rows (again, in the balcony, not on the first floor). Look for my purple S.F.S.U. sweatshirt (either on me or draped over the walkway railing).

Bring warm clothing since the theater is air-conditioned and can sometimes be chilly.

The schedule at the theater itself:

6 PM Box office opens
7 PM Doors open
7:30 Organ performance
8:00 Show time!

http://www.paramounttheater.com

See you there!

 

I found that the following nonprofit organization networks offer many films and media for free viewing on your computer or computer TV.

http://archive.org/about/faqs.php#Movies

 

...and yet again another free service for streaming films FREE!

http://www.crackle.com/


An amazing service with hundreds of modern & Classic films.  But no need to register or download an app as they claim. Just hit the "view as free user button" and enjoy! No more Netflix! High-speed Internet required.

http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/movies/

 

Independent films with questionable content

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/free-movies

Happy Viewing!

 

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  • Connie

    I had an absolute ball! Who is ready for All About Eve? See you all at the next one.

    September 21, 2013

    • Kim

      Hi Connie - I love Bettie Davis! I'll see you in October for "All About Eve."

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Peter C.

    Bullitt and French Connection largely resemble pretty good cop TV shows of the 70s, but I guess that shows how influential they were, and they must have seemed more original at the time. "The Seven Ups" with Roy Scheider, set in NYC, is another flick that tried to top the epic car chases of those 2 films. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Julie c.

    I enjoyed discovering Ike's and meeting new people, but the film has not aged well. The acting was flat and the storyline was slight and sometimes confusing. Still, it was fun to see the old cars, fashions, and technology. Thanks for areanging this, Martin and Lawrence.

    September 21, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Very similar to a TV crime drama, Bullitt has weakness in story and plausibility. Winning an Oscar in 71 for Best editing, mostly based on its dramatic car chase thru San Francisco. Buliitt's editor cannot be truly appreciated without seeing the footage he had to deal with. Much of the remaining film's camera work was uninspired with an ending leaving the viewer hanging. But containing wonderful views of San Francisco in every bit of the film Bullitt has become a Cult favorite.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Connie

    I so enjoyed meeting the Film Fans. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening. Thank you Lawrence and Michael for hosting.

    September 21, 2013

  • Kim

    Another delightful event at this beautiful venue. A wonderful group of movie goers along with gracious hosts Michael and Lawrence made for a lovely evening. Thank you!

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Connie

    Loved it!

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sorry I cannot get there in time. My prior thing ran late. I've never seen this classic and was looking forward to this!

    September 20, 2013

  • Kim

    Hi Tony - I believe the ticket has been spoken for.
    Sorry

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend canceled so I have an extra ticket to sell $5 same price as the box office.

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kurt, I'll take that ticket off your hands

      September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok Andre meet you at sandwich shop 6:30

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Kim

    I still have one extra ticket if someone needs one.

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kim, if you still have that extra ticket, I'm interested in buying it.

      September 20, 2013

  • Connie

    Hey folks! Is it OK if I bring a plus one? I have a friend who just moved here from Florida and is considering hooking up with some of the Meet-up groups. If it is OK, my RSVP should be me and my friend Doug. Thanks! Looking forward to Friday night.

    September 18, 2013

    • Lawrence

      Of course! See you then!

      September 19, 2013

  • Connie

    One more quick question. Are we meeting at the sandwich shop at 6:00 or does the movie actually start at 6:00? I should probably know the answer ton this, but since I am not really too familiar with Oakland, I just want to make sure I am on time for either or. Thanks again!

    September 18, 2013

    • Michael

      We'll be meeting at the sandwich shop at about 6pm. However, Lawrence and I will probably pick up our tickets from the Paramount box office first (once they open at 6pm), so we'll get to Ike's a few minutes after that.

      September 19, 2013

  • Kim

    Hi - I have an extra ticket for Bullitt on Friday night if anyone prefers not to stand in line at the Box Office!

    September 18, 2013

  • Kim

    Woo hoo! Just bought my ticket at the Paramount Box Office for Bullitt! If this Meet-up is half as fun as the last one it will be a rockin' good time! "All About Eve" will show on 10/18 and "The African Queen" on 11/15 if Michael Douglas and Lawrence of Arabia want to organize something.....

    September 6, 2013

    • Lawrence

      You bet your boots I will ! cant wait for African queen!

      September 6, 2013

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