Friday, January 25, 2013

Paramount Lights

Sometimes it's not about the food at all, just about delight. The best $5 bargain in the Bay area is a ticket to see a classic film at the Paramount movie palace in Oakland. Ignore every scary thing you've ever heard or read about Oakland (it's mostly TV news hype and BS anyway) and go. The Paramount is a delight from start to finish.

The restored Art Deco theater is simply over-the-top gorgeous. The organ concert alone is worth the price of admission. Then, there's the Deco-Win game, delightfully kitschy, not to mention a cartoon and a newsreel, as we always enjoyed in back in the day. As if that were not enough, there's a full-length, big screen, classic movie to enjoy.

We saw "Singing in the Rain" recently and loved it all over again - "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon" are coming up. You just gotta go.


4 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Great photo!

Friday, January 25, 2013  
Blogger Kailyn said...

Have always loved it. And oooo. Maltese Falcon.

Friday, January 25, 2013  
Blogger Diane said...

Sounds like a special treasure, and I do love that photo!

Saturday, January 26, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, thanks - taken, of all things, with an iPhone and it's one of the best I've ever taken.

Kailyn, yes, do you have a costume to wear to the Maltese Falcon? Some people do come dressed to the theme of the movie.

Diane, it is, indeed and thanks again for the compliment. I was tickled pink with the photo, myself. "Publishing" it was half the reason for writing this blog post. :-)

Saturday, January 26, 2013  

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