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    Castro Theatre (San Francisco)

    The Castro Theatre was built in 1922 by pioneer San Francisco theatre entrepreneurs, the Nasser brothers, who started with a nickelodeon in 1908 in the Castro neighborhood.

    The Castro was built at a cost of $300,000. The Castro’s designer was Timothy L. Pflueger (1894-1946) who went on to become a famous Bay Area architect. In 1977, the Castro was designated City of San Francisco registered landmark number 100. It is one of the few remaining movie palaces in the nation from the 1920s that is still in operation

    Harmony Gold (Los Angeles)

    A unique venue for private film and television screenings as well as non-screening events, the Harmony Gold Preview House is a landmark state-of-the-art screening and event facility located at the border of West Hollywood and Hollywood. The theater is also conveniently located near several restaurants and cafes.

    Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego)

    MOPA is located in beautiful Balboa Park in the Casa de Balboa building, along with the Model Railroad Museum and the San Diego History Center. Casa de Balboa is the building next to the Prado Restaurant.

    The New Parkway (Oakland)

    What happens when you take a projector, fill a room with comfy couches, add some delicious food and beer, and do it all with love? You get Oakland’s beloved Parkway Theater.

    Following in the spirit of the iconic picture pizza pub, the New Parkway Theater is an eclectic movie-going experience where people not only come to watch movies but to have an unforgettable night out with friends and community. Enjoy a movie while sitting on a couch, enjoying a freshly cooked meal, and washing it down with local wine or beer on tap, all for under $25.

    Opera Plaza Cinema (San Francisco)

    Located on Van Ness Avenue near San Francisco’s Civic Center, the Opera Plaza Cinema caters to filmgoers who appreciate a quiet, comfortable experience. Popular independent and foreign films often move here for one last engagement before leaving the city altogether. With two cozy screening rooms and two larger auditoriums, San Francisco film lovers always have a choice. Centrally located, the OPC is within two blocks of City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and the amazing Downtown Library building.

    Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)

    The Shattuck Cinemas opened in May 1988 on the ground floor of the lovely Shattuck Hotel in downtown Berkeley, just one block from the University of California-Berkeley. It features an eclectic mix of Hollywood favorites, foreign language cinema and independent film. The venue is part of Downtown Berkeley, and the vibrant center of the city, with a growing arts district at its core – a mecca for movie-goers, art-lovers and food-connoisseurs. Its location is just one block from Downtown Berkeley BART station, convenient to all the Bay Area.