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“Very special place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Parkway Cinema

New Parkway Cinema
474 24th Street, Oakland, CA
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Ranked #3 of 8 Fun & Games in Oakland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Berkeley, California
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“Very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

for a variety of reasons. Hey, you can go to the movies lots of places but this is a place where you can get a variety of really good food (like carmel popcorn and beer) and bring it in with you to the cinema. In fact, they will even bring it to your seat! And the seats are not movie theater style (and crammed together) but lots of couches, soft chairs, tables to sit food and beverages down, and plenty of leg room. There are also regular style chairs and tables on the main floor, so it really gives the ambiance of watching in a very big screen home theater. You can also eat food out in the lobby area at tables and chairs, so don't feel you need to bring it into the movie with you. And, for those with babies and toddlers on Monday they have baby cinemas which are ideally suited to allow moms and dads to get out with their newborns and feel like real people again (they don't make these shows quite so dark and they don't turn the volume all the way up -- and also plenty of room on the floor for toddlers to wander about and play with other things). And, did I also say that there is a small bar or coffee house like area where you can relax, or hang out, or even perform. You should give this place a try.

Visited November 2013
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