Carol and I love to shop locally, and one of our favorite things to do is to go to the movies. We saw two great movies recently.
Exit Through The Gift Shop at the Oaks Theater in the Thousand Oaks Neighborhood. I kept on wondering if Exit Through The Gift Shop was a spoof like Spinal Tap … and it wasn’t. It’s a real movie by Banksy Films, and everyone who has seen it has loved it. I was talking to another photographer on my Mission District World Wide Photo Walk last week, and he pointed out that the movie transcended all ages and backgrounds.
City Island at the Elmwood in the Elmwood Neighborhood. I’d recommend it even if I hadn’t grown up in The Bronx, loved to visit City Island with my mom, and it didn’t have a cameo shot of The Bronx High School of Science.
Oaks in Thousand Oaks, Elmwood in Elmwood – that’s what I mean by neighborhood theaters!
When I first moved to Berkeley, there were many more local theaters – some large like the UC in Downtown Berkeley (Rocky Horror Picture Show!), others small such as the two Northside Theaters on Euclid (Where I first saw Casablanca), two tiny ones on the 2nd floor of Telegraph Avenue (just south of Dwight), and the Fine Arts on Shattuck & Haste.
Those will be part of my “that used to be … ” blog posts.