Hollywood and the Oscars tribute in new Bay Area monumental mural

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am


HAYWARD, CA — Hollywood celebrated the Oscars last week and the movie ‘The Artist,’ a black-and-white film celebrating Hollywood history, meanwhile, in the Bay Area, Award-Winning Artist Andrew Kong Knight is putting the final touches on his final monumental mural in the series called “Hayward Meets Hollywood.”

Knight’s latest three story high, mega mural called “Night at the Silver Screen,” depicts a famous black-and-white film scene, from one of Hollywood’s most memorable Oscar winning epics of all time set in a classic Art Deco theatre interior, complete with velvet curtains. (See attached photos.)

“Hollywood Meets Hayward,” is a series of three murals that surrounds the Cinema Place Parking Structure located at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and C Street in downtown Hayward, California.

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GaryParks on March 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

This is fun to see. It is in keeping with the feel of the Century ‘plex that is in Downtown Hayward, which has a Moderne Revival vertical sign and other elements evocative of theatres past. Aesthetically, this and the murals serve to partially make up for the fact that both of Downtown Hayward’s classic movie theatres, the Hayward and the Ritz, are long gone.

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