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The New Parkway
The New Parkway

The New Parkway

10.04 reviews
Entertainment, Movie Theater
Ranked #44 in Oakland things to do
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474 24th St, Oakland, California
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San Francisco, California, USA

I love this small community movie theater. They have free bingo night, trivia night, and more. The Parkway is very community oriented, they have discounts for students—supporting the broke, discounts if you ride your bike—supporting the planet, the Karma Wednesdays when you can pay-what-you-can and 20% of the total amount goes to a local organization that benefits the community.
On top of that the venue is very comfortable, they have couches and different styles of chairs in the theater. They have the most affordable popcorn of all time, and they don't use all disposable servewear.

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Local from Emeryville, California, USA

The New Parkway is so refreshing. It is perfect for a first date. It's an alternative movie theater that shows independent films and cult classics. The theaters are all different and house vintage couches and chairs, not standard theater seats. You can order alcohol and actual meals, all for reasonable prices.

I've been a few times, but my most recent trip was for an R.Kelly "Trapped in the Closet" sing-a-long. It was as ridiculous and fun as it sounds. Before the movie, they played a "warm up" teaser which was basically a compilation of R.Kelly's greatest hits, and the audience was encouraged to sing along and body roll before the main feature. Hilarious!

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This theater is great. Second-run showings, so nothing from the immediate box office, but the tickets are cheap, they serve wine and beer (and pretty decent gourmet hot dogs and other sundries) and the interior decorations are super Oakland.

I take my nephew here on weekends occasionally. You can get a soda, popcorn and a movie ticket for under $10. Pretty great.

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Local from Oakland, California, USA
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The old Parkway was great - a relic even - but hard to get to and in an isolated part of town.
This new incarnation is everything the old one wasn't - clean, well kept - staffed by young fresh faces eager to help.
Movies - shown all the time - couch or table option - get there early for prime upstairs couch seats.
Talks, lectures, and sing-a-longs - visit their calendar for fun events.
Food - delicious and plentiful. Popcorn in big (reusable!) bowls. Pizza. Bites.
YUM!
Fun East Bay Make Over.

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