Classic film : Mildred Pierce
New Meet Location: TIERRA MIA Coffee NEXT DOOR to the Paramount Theater from 6:00 - 6:45pm
Followed by the 8pm showing of...
MILDRED PIERCE (1945) - Shots ring out in the night and playboy Monte Beragon (Zachary Scott) is found dead in a beach house. As police investigate the shooting, their inquiries zero in on Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford) and her life story begins to emerge... Mildred left behind her humble beginnings as a middle-class housewife and waitress raising two daughters on her own to start an affair with the murdered Monte Beragon and launch her own successful restaurant chain. Is Mildred a conniving manipulator consumed with ambition, or is she a victim of trusted friends and family members? Is Mildred a woman of strength and nobility who truly deserves our sympathy? Joan Crawford won the Academy Award for Best Actress. A Supporting Actress Oscar nomination went to Ann Blyth for her performance as Veda, Mildred's talented but horribly spoiled daughter.
See "Mildred Pierce" 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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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.
Attendees can participate in the meet and greet from 6 – 6:45 at TIERRA MIA Coffee next to the Paramount. If you arrive after 7pm, meet us upstairs in the theater in the middle of the lowest section of the balcony. Look for me (Lawrence) in my purple SFSU sweatshirt.
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!
See you on April 25th for Mildred Pierce!
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