Dear New Parkway Lover:
We’ve got a ton of cool stuff as we open the summer season. And more is on the way so please be sure to check the events calendar often! Certainly not a complete list, but here are some of the highlights, in mostly chronological order:
Mix and Match Mondays—Starting tomorrow, June 3rd, and running every Monday, we're all about meeting people and building community. We start at 7:30 with some mingling over popcorn and then jump into our version of 'speed-meeting'. This is not a singles event (though singles are welcome). This is not a networking event (though networkers are welcome). This is just a good, old-fashioned square dance, only without the country music and the dancing. A cool way to meet new people around a theme for the night. Best part is that it's free and there are fun bennies if you match with someone you meet.
Fist Up Film Festival—the 4th Annual Fist Up Film Festival presents The African Cypher on Tuesday night.
Trivia Tuesday—Team Trivia has taken off at the New Parkway and you’ll want to join the fun in the café. Free beer and movie tickets as prizes. No experience, special knowledge or teammates needed. Check out info about trivia and all of our café activities.
El Grande Lebowski—It’s big and you love it! Get your bowling gear together and come on out on Thursday night for The Dude. And check out the list of all of our Parkway Classics.
First Friday—We’ll have our doors open with good food, drink, and live music starting at 6 on Friday. Come for the fun and stay for a movie. See our tentative line-up for June.
Feelmore Friday--Feelmore Friday, our night of erotica brought to you by Feelmore 510, is back this Friday with Drive. Drive is at once a madcap homage to sci-fi B movies of the 1950s, a vehicle for presenting hardcore sex in novel ways, and a strong statement about repression in the age of sexual liberation.
Ghostbusters—Who you gonna call to join you this Friday and Saturday for this New Parkway Family Classic? And, don’t miss any of June’s classics, which are geared towards audiences 4-18 years old (depending on the title, of course).
Doggie-Style at the New Parkway—We’re very excited to test out our first movie with dogs at the New Parkway. We're testing out a Saturday afternoon movie slot where you can bring your well-behaved dog to the theater. We'll open up the hall a bit earlier than normal, allow time for some doggie meet-and-greets, and then show a wonderful movie, Beginners, that has a delightful dog in it, but is not a dog movie (or a dog of a movie). We need to have at least 40 advance ticket purchases to hold the event, since there is a lot of logistics in getting the theater ready and cleaning it properly afterwards. But I think that it will be a lot of fun and, if it's successful, maybe it can be a regular thing.
Trapped in the Closet—Join R Kelly and the Spinning Platters for a repeat of our totally sold-out April showing. It’s wacky, it’s weird, it’s fun. It’s R Kelly in the closet, and it’s Saturday night at the New Parkway.
Purple Rain Sing-Along—Come belt it out with Prince in the always popular Purple Rain. And check out all of the wonderful Spectrum Queer Cinema events that take place on Sunday afternoons.
Doc Nights—We’ve got documentaries showing every Tuesday night, many of which are selling out. In June, we’re showing The African Cypher, The Source Family, The Rep, and Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp. Check here for the full line-up.
US World Cup Qualifying Matches—The US men’s national team plays three big games this month as they try to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. First game is in Jamaica on Friday and sadly not on Comcast, and then we’ve got home games against Panama on June 11th (free on the mezzanine) and June 18th vs. Honduras on the big screen.
Oakland Poetry Slam—The New Parkway Theater is the new home to the Oakland Poetry Slam. It happens every other Thursday and you’re invited to come out to watch or to perform. June’s dates are the 13th and 27th with the fun starting at 9:30PM.
SF Doc Fest comes to Oakland—The New Parkway Theater is thrilled to host SF Doc Fest 2013 in Oakland from June 14th-16th. Lots of phenomenal titles that you won’t want to miss.
Mystery Science Theater—You’ve been asking for it and now it’s here. Come watch futuristic scientists riff on bad movies. We’ll start it up on June 14th with THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES. Come on out for mystery science and a mystery meal.
CineBrunch Arrives at the New Parkway—One Saturday morning each month, guests are invited to enjoy a delicious light brunch, lovingly prepared by our kitchen, and presented with a movie. This month we’re showing The Pink Panther. Come enjoy a classic film with a wonderful meal.
Barely Legal x 2—Barely Legal brings us two shows in June. First is Moulin Rouge on the 15th followed by Hairspray on the 29th.
Father’s Day Special—We’re doing an Oakland A’s double feature for Father’s Day with a screening of Money Ball followed by a real live game as the A’s take on the Mariners at 1:05PM. Movie + Food + a Ballgame = Don’t miss it!
Party at the Parkway—Join us for our presentation of Charade on Sunday, June 16th (starting between 9 and 10pm) as we host the first-ever “Party at the Parkway”. Party at the Parkway is a patron planned event where we celebrate one of our patrons (or a group of patrons), replete with a cake and singing, and we open it up to the public. So even if you don’t know anything about the group, consider coming out to celebrate. Here’s more about the party: “We are a group of artists called the San Francisco Correspondence Co-Op and we meet once a month to make mail art, plan for shows, exchange artist stamps, and hatch plans to save the post office. We also like to have parties and need a venue for our 2nd birthday (we launched in May of 2011). We have had tables at a few events (SF Zine Fest and Bizarre Bazaar) where we hosted drives to send fun postcards to the president in order to save the USPS, as well as an event called the perennial postcard project (a collage project done by the public at those events and cut up into postcards later), which we could happily do again. For more about our group, see this blog post by our head postmistress. We are big fans of the New Parkway and think it would be a fabulous way to celebrate our big day. We hope you do too.”
We’ll also be having a Party at the Parkway on the 23rd but don’t have all of the details yet. Please check back for more info about this night, and you can also propose your own Party at the Parkway here!
Thrillville every Sunday—Come on out with a funny hat or come to see the folks in their funny hats—as well as all the quirkily great movies—every Sunday at around 6PM. See the full line-up for the month and come on out.
Thanks for your continued and growing support of the New Parkway Theater. We hope to see you soon!