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!
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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!
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
(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!
See you there!
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