Well a classic film I will not be hosting, but I look forward to seeing you on April 25th. Yet bring a friend for your own evening or try to meet and greet at ;
New Meet Location : Meet at TIERRA MIA Coffee NEXT DOOR to the Paramount Theater from 6:00 - 6:45pm
Followed by the 8pm showing of...
BLAZING SADDLES (1974) - Parodies of Westerns don't come any better than this Mel Brooks classic! Villainous political boss Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) appoints convicted criminal Bart (Cleavon Little) as the sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town where everyone bears the last name of "Johnson" (including a "Howard Johnson," a "Dr. Samuel Johnson," and a "Van Johnson"). But the townsfolk don't take kindly to their new sheriff - he's black. With the help of an alcoholic gun slinger, the Waco Kid (Gene Wilder), Bart survives German seductress, Lili von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn), bounty hunters, desperadoes, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, half-wits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, train robbers, bank robbers, and flatulent cowboys and saves Rock Ridge from a railroad landgrab. Madeline Kahn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
See "Blazing Saddles" again on the big screen! The Paramount Screen!!! For only $5!
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 local 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!
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Click the link for a "Blazing Saddles" review.....
Nothing could be more fun than an old classic film. Oops, yes there is! 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 the glorious movie palaces of a bygone era! And all for a five-dollar admission. That’s right, five bucks!
This Theater Photo Is a Link to Hidden Treasure!
I recommend taking BART, which stops right underneath the theater, letting you avoid the 25-minute traffic jam at Caldecott Tunnel. Should you attempt to drive, bring an extra set of tires for your evening stroll through downtown Oakland to your car. Tee Hee Hee. Parking is a typical city experience. Yet, a for-hire PARKING garage sits right next to the Paramount should you make the car trip! Rumors of ten bucks cost.
Attending fans can meet and greet as best possible from 6 – 6:45 at TIERRA MIA Coffee by using e-mails. Or just grab a friend and go on your own date together . There's always popcorn, wine, and concession items at the theater, too!
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 ahead! Cross 20th Street. Note TIERRA MIA Coffee at the corner. Proceed to the theater box office and purchase your ticket for 5 bucks (cash only).
6 PM Box office opens
7 PM Doors open
7:30 Organ performance
8:00 Show time!
Have a blast see you on April 25th for Mildred Pierce
If you wish to purchase tickets online:
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