Alameda Theatre Classic Movie Series

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Alameda Theatre Classic Movie Series

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The Classic Film Series at the Alameda Theatre is back.  The classic films will be screened on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The first film of the fall series is The Manchurian Candidate which will screen Wednesday and Thursday, September 26 and 27 at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. I love the film. 

I have seen the Manchurian Candidate repeatedly on TV because it so good,  but I have never seen it on the big screen.  According to Alameda Theatre’s publicity, “This 1962 drama is an unusually tense and intelligent political thriller that was a film far ahead of its time. Its themes of thought control, political assassination, and multinational conspiracy were hardly common currency in 1962, and while its outlook is sometimes formed by Cold War paranoia, the film seemed nearly as timely when it was reissued in 1987 as it did on its original release.”  The cast is sensational and includes Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, in a very scary role, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey, Henry Silva and James Gregory.  The Manchurian Candidate was directed by John Frankenheimer.

Many of the films shown in the Classic Movie Series were Academy Award winners.  Show times vary by film, but you can catch either a matinee or evening showing.  Be sure to buy the Classic Movie Passes you will save money by buying the 8 Classic Films for $40, or 4 for $25. The full schedule is filled with great, can miss films:

  • The Seven Year Itch...................October 2 and 3
  • Gone with the Wind...................October 9 and 10
  • The Pride of the Yankees ...........October 16 and 17
  • The Quiet Man .........................October 23 and 24
  • The Last Man on Earth................October 30 and 31
  • The Wizard of Oz.......................November 6 and 7
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes...........November 13 and 14
  • Meet Me in St. Louis...................November 27 and 28
  • A Christmas Story.......................December 4 and 5
  • It's a Wonderful Life...................December 11 and 12

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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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The Classic Film Series has an unbelievably awesome lineup of film movies Evelyn. What a fun thing to do in Alameda.

Sep 22, 2012 05:26 PM #1
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Evelyn, that is quite a lineup of movies. The Classic Movie Passes are also very reasonable. Everyone should see these classics on the big screen.

Sep 22, 2012 10:44 PM #2
Vanessa Saunders
Global Property Systems Real Estate - White Plains, NY
From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York

...They don't make 'em like they used to!

Sep 23, 2012 12:07 AM #3
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It sounds like a great time to take an older loved one to the movies this week

Sep 23, 2012 12:21 AM #4
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If they price this right, add popcorn, drinks and goodies that are reasonable, have volunteers man the concession stands...this could be a huge hit...

Sep 23, 2012 12:40 AM #5
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Evelyn, great Localism post and it is so fun to go to the movies, and especially when you can watch these classic films!

Sep 23, 2012 12:46 AM #6
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Great line-up for the Classic Movie Series ................ some of my favorites.

Sep 23, 2012 01:03 AM #7
Bryan Robertson
Intero Real Estate - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

I've seen all of those but I'll bet they're a lot more fun to see on a full sized movie screen.

Sep 23, 2012 03:42 AM #8
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Great post! I love old movies and would definitely go to this.... can you bring it here? :)             

Sep 23, 2012 06:34 AM #9
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Looks like this is a great film festival of really great classics-Angela Lansbury was extraordinary in this film and the remake could not hold a candle!

Sep 23, 2012 07:14 AM #10
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I love these old classics..Thanks for reminding us.

Sep 23, 2012 08:23 AM #11
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Tom:  And I plan to see all of them.

Michael: You are so right.  I can't wait til Wednesday.

Vanessa:  The movies are just different, but I do love some of the wonderful French dramas and of course the English films are fun to see.

Harry:  that would be me and my husband.

Richie: The popcorn and drinks are not reasonable.  But hey it is only money.

Joan:  I do too, and to see a movie that I really like, it is a good thing.

Roger: Some of my favorites too.

Bryan:  I think so, and the movies will be shown on the original 1932's theatre.

Sandy:  I checked with the owner and he said he couldn't bring the movies to you.  When you are in Alameda next, I'll take you to the movies.

JoAnn: She was scary.  She was so cold and calculating.

Ginger:  Good movies all.


Sep 23, 2012 09:59 AM #12
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Evelyn - The Classic Film Series has a great line-up of movies to see. What a fun way to enjoy an afternoon, or evening in Alameda, California.

Sep 23, 2012 02:03 PM #13
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Evelyn:  Hmmm... I was thinking how very nice it would be to have a Classic Movie Series going on in Fort Worth... and then I see Harry in #4 mentioning how nice it would be to take an "older loved one" to see these movies.

Wow.  Hey Harry... I can make it on my own, thank you very much.  No need for the gurney or the EMT truck.  Whew.  Am I really THAT old?  LOL.

Sep 23, 2012 03:41 PM #14
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Laura:  I think so too.  Can't wait until Wednesday.

Karen Ann:  I thought he was talking about me.

Sep 23, 2012 04:18 PM #15
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Evelyn  I wonder if anyone under 50 even knows what you are talking about.  Congrats on the feature

Sep 23, 2012 11:26 PM #16
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Evelyn, that looks like a lot of fun, and that is a great list of movies.  My wife would love to see the Manchurian Candidate.  She's a huge Angela Landsbury fan. 

Sep 24, 2012 12:33 AM #17
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Karen:  You are probably correct.  Those youngsters out to see some of the classic movies.

Mike:  Angela Lansbury's role in the Manchurian Candidate is not her usual sunny role.  She is definitely not nice.

Sep 24, 2012 02:57 AM #18
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