Oakland’s Parkway Theater may reopen
posted by CSWalczak on June 1, 2009 at 7:45 am
OAKLAND, CA Accordng to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the currently closed Parkway Theater in Oakland may soon reopen if an offer to the theater’s landlord by a group of midwestern investors is accepted and renovations are made.
The investors are part of an umbrella group of Midwestern movie theater chains called Motion Picture Heritage, based in Indiana and dedicated to preserving independent community movie houses. The Parkway would be its first venue on the West Coast.
“The hopes and aspirations of Americana are not found in multiplexes,” said Motion Picture Heritage manager Bill Dever. “It’s found in places like the Parkway.”
Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Although I don’t reside in Oakland, or the Bay Area generally, it would be cool to re-open the Parkway Theatre. However, if, indeed, it does need some clean-up, here’s hoping the owners/landlords of the place do that. To all you Oakland residents—good luck with your new theatre.