NEW MEETING LOCATION: OZUMO'S Japanese Restaurant on Broadway, 2 blocks from the Paramount
MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (1947) Could a department store actually be the REAL Santa Claus? Could this film be the best Christmas movie ever? The only way to find out for certain is to not miss seeing this perennial favorite on the Paramount Theatre's big screen. The film's marvelous mix of Hollywood stars and character actors has rarely been matched. Edmund Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, whose disregard for commerce and profit while working at Macy's lands him in court with his sanity on trial. Maureen O'Hara plays Doris Walker, the Macy's event director who hires Kris to be Macy's Santa Claus. An eight-year-old Natalie Wood plays Doris' daughter, Susan, the "practical" loner who has to be coached to "pretend." This heartwarming and sly commentary on the commercialization of Christmas and on the childhood faith that we tend to lose as adults garnered Oscars for Best Screenplay, Best Original Story, and Best Supporting Actor.
Now see "Miracle on 34th Street" again on the big screen! The Paramount Screen!!! For only 5 bucks!!
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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. 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. However, a for-hire PARKING garage sits right next to the Paramount should you make the car trip! Rumors of ten bucks cost.
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
Oakland, CA 94612 (Broadway & Grand Ave's)
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 and purchase your ticket for 5 bucks (cash only). Lines tend to form prior to showtime, so it's best to get your tickets early, and then meet us at the restaurant.
Afterward, CONTINUE two blocks north on Broadway to W Grand Ave. Ozumo's is located on the northwest corner of the street.
Oakland, CA 94612
(Broadway & Grand Ave)
We'll meet at the bar just to the left as you enter (if you don't see us there, look for us in the quieter dining room area in the back). I'll be wearing a purple S.F.S.U. sweatshirt, reading a book (me, Lawrence, Asst Organizer).
Ozumo's serves sushi, as well as other fine foods, appetizers, and drinks -- from $5 to $50.
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 7:00 PM, 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.
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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