Parkway Theatre

1834 Park Boulevard,
Oakland, CA 94606

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Interior of the Parkway (downstairs stage)

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Originally a single screen movie theatre which opened in the 1920’s. In later years it became a suburban art house cinema, twinned, and served beers and pizzas.

Sadly closed on March 22, 2009.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Here is another story about the closing:
http://tinyurl.com/czbv2g

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 4, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Here is a September 1967 ad from the Oakland Tribune:
http://tinyurl.com/d7kxrc

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on May 20, 2009 at 11:08 am

The Cerrito Theater is now closed as well according to the Contra Costa Times.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 28, 2009 at 6:44 pm

According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Parkway may reopen:
View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

An effort has been launched to sort of reincarnate at least the spirit of this theater in a new location: View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Great pictures and newspaper ads.

LBorg
LBorg on February 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

My Uncle Lawrence Borg, was one of the owners of this theatre, purchasing it in 1926, and selling it in 1931.

LBorg
LBorg on February 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

http://iliketheparkway.com/ Local group in Oakland trying to re open the parkway

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 28, 2012 at 2:42 am

This theater is going to sort of be “reincarnated” at a new location on 24th Street in the Uptown district in a former factory. View article

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