Central Cinema

842 Central Avenue,
Alameda, CA 94501

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This theater opened in around 2004, a conversion of a former funeral home.

The Central Cinema was closed June 29, 2008.

Contributed by Garrett Murphy

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

GaryParks on January 18, 2005 at 4:43 pm

I don’t have any information on the planned downtown multiplex they’re talking about here, but I’m hoping it’s the plan which was batted about years ago which would include restoration of the very-intact art deco Alameda Theatre.

REgarding the little independent theatre…more power to him!

wanderinstar on May 31, 2005 at 11:20 am

I find this is very frustrating….how do you find out what movies are showing there if it isn’t posted? I don’t see a phone number to call either. If you are going to show movies, shouldn’t you POST them to this site?

thisisnotmyname on June 3, 2005 at 1:40 pm

Attorney Barbara Thomas needs to be disbarred for temporay insanity. Apparently she stalled a zoning decision last minute by the City Planners by introducing a 175 page environmental analysis…..yeah you read it right 175 page environmental analysis ??!!

All this for a small boutique Theatre?

Huh….yeah I’ve heard the the fumes from the popcorn popper has killed a couple kids enjoying the matinees.

gsmurph on March 26, 2006 at 4:11 am

Central Cinema’s “Chain” should be listed as “Independent.”

kencmcintyre on June 5, 2006 at 10:09 pm

Here is one reviewer’s opinion of the theater:

scottfavareille on April 2, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Excellent article appeared in this past Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle. The place is still open, was showing “Horton Hears A Who”. Basically run by one man, who acts as ticket seller, concession stand worker, & projectionist! Admission is $8 for adults.

The article did state that he did work things out with the city of Alameda & that the theater is making a profit.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 6, 2008 at 7:16 am

An exterior photo can be seen HERE.

BETTEPAGE on July 19, 2015 at 8:09 pm

CLOSED a few years ago when the new cineplex opened. Now a church.

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