THIS IS THE END
Warning: This movie has it’s share of juvenile sex jokes. If you hate this kind of humor you may find yourself eye-rolling a lot. Or you may be wondering why you saw this movie after this explicit warning and be wondering about your masochist tendencies. For everyone else, this is a true delight. Genuinely funny throughout, this end-of-the-world movie is self-depreciating and should have you laughing throughout.
Fri: 8:30 PM
Sat: 9:45 PM
Tue: 9:15 PM
Thur: 9:00 PM
Let’s face it. Everyone loves magic. You seriously have to be dead inside not to feel a tinge of joy when a magician performs a seemingly impossible act. My thoughts always quickly switch to the magician and who they are. How many times have they practiced that trick to make it flawless. Deceptive Practices traces Ricky Jay (a world-renowned magician) from his apprenticeship at age 4 through his life learning magic. Absolutely fascinating.
Tue: 7:00 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/471513)
THE SPECTACULAR NOW
This sounds like a drunk phrase you might use to describe yourself at a high school re-union, and this movie is not short on high school drinking. This is the tale of a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl”. It is engrossing and believable and unsentimental. You will not regret seeing it. From the writers of ‘500 Days of Summer’.
Fri: 6:00 PM
Sat: 7:20 PM
The latest hit from the Pixar dream factory. To be perfectly honest, their previous efforts of Cars 2 and Brave made it seem less of a dream factory and more of a gentle slumber factory. But thankfully, Monsters U is a welcome return for the local studio, with oodles of charm, wit and humor, making other animated kids movies positively boring by comparison.
Fri: 5:30 PM
Sat: 12:40 & 4:45 PM
Sun: 12:30 PM
Tue: 6:30 PM
Wed: 7:00 PM
Thur: 6:30 PM
20 FEET FROM STARDOM
Finally a documentary that lets you crawl beneath the under belly of the music business. Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Many of the songs you love would not have existed without the talent and exploitation of some amazing singers. Really entertaining.
Sun: 7:20 PM
Wed: 6:30 PM
THE WAY WAY BACK
Everyone remembers what it was like to be 14. Working in a water park for the summer. With Sam Rockwell. Hating your mom’s boyfriend. If not, you get to experience it in the Way Way Back. While this 14 year old is quite angsty, this movie perfectly captures the sullen moods of teenagers with a nuanced, funny script and wonderful performances all around.
Fri: 8:00 PM
Sat: 5:15, 8:00 PM
Sun: 3:30 PM
Mon: 4:30 PM
Tue: 9:00 PM
Wed: 8:45 PM
Thur: 7:00 PM
PICKS OF THE WEEK
The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is back with another free showing, this time of Poor Kids. We think we live in the land of the American Dream yet income disparity continues to grow. We think that it’s the land of opportunity for everyone, but is that really the case. Come out to watch the movie and participate in a community discussion.
So bad it’s terrible? Or so bad that it’s awesome? You be the judge as this cable sensation hits the big screen and flying sharks hit the shores or California. After all, the only thing worse than a tornado is a Sharknado. And we’ve got one on Saturday night.
Sat: 10:30 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/471654)
FOR Y’UR HEIGHT ONLY
I grew up with 007 and his womanizing ways, but he is no match for the special agent half his size. While there may be some doubt about Sharknado and its badness to goodness quotient, For Y’ur Height Only stands the test of time. It’s bad and it’s definitely good and it’s a cult classic. You miss it and y’ur out of luck.
Sun: 6:00 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/451885)
BREAKING BAD FINALE
It’s the night you’ve all been waiting for. The most grande finale of a strangely beloved TV series. And we’ve got it not only on the Mezzanine but also in the lobby. Everyone is coming out for this one final episode so come early to reserve a seat, and buy lots of food and drink so that we can keep the TV rolling with the Walking Dead and others. Free!
PARTY AT THE PARKWAY (X2)
I needed a graphic for Party at the Parkway so I googled “Party at the Parkway” and this is what I got, our new poster child for fun on a Sunday night. She’s having a great time and she’s alluring and wants you to come crash the party. Only we’ve got two of them on Sunday. A student group watching The Big Sleep (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/465355) and a 3 year wedding anniversary watching Slither (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/465364) . Your only choice is which party to crash. Cake included.
Sun: 8:30 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/465355) & 9:30 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/465364)
NERD NITE EAST BAY #12
The Nerds are back and perhaps better than ever. They’ll be rocking the power point, along with some square music, and will be drinking beers and trying to be the cool kids that they never were in high school. This month it’s about planets, private investigators, and honeybees. So come on out and learn something for a change.
Mon: 8:00 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/471452) (Doors at 7:00)
NEW PARKWAY NEWS
Karma Cinema Recap
We’re still crunching the numbers but it looks like, due to your generosity, we’ll be donating roughly $15,000 to the following four local nonprofits: College Track, Hopalong Animal Rescue, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Alameda County Community Food Bank. In the month of August, patrons at the theater paid what they wanted for their movie tickets with 30% going to local nonprofits. And we’re continuing this giving every Wednesday night at the New Parkway. So come on out on a Wednesday night, pay what you want for your movie ticket, and have a portion benefit a great local cause. This month, the beneficiary is Creative Growth (http://creativegrowth.org) .
AT THE CAFE
You don’t have to see a movie to enjoy The New Parkway’s cafe. Open to the public seven days a week, we have a full menu and lots of great activities. Get all the details here. (http://www.thenewparkway.com/cafe.php)
Free Fun in the Cafe Join us for Open Mic Mondays (1st and 3rd Mondays), Trivia Tuesdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, First Fridays, and Sunday Night TV. It’s all free and it’s about good, clean fun. Come with a friend or come alone.
Great Food & Drink We’ve got some great new dishes every week. Come have pizza, our entree of the week, or the fantabulous Mystery Meal. Click here for a current (or recent) menu. (http://www.thenewparkway.com/menus/New%20Parkway%20Menu.pdf)
Sure, you probably know about the Baby Brigade (every Monday) but we’ve also got Thrillville on Sundays, Parkway Classics on Thursdays, Doc Night on Tuesdays, Spectrum Queer Media on Sundays, and New Parkway Family Classics on Fridays and Saturdays. And now we’ve got Karma Cinema every Wednesday where you pay what you like for your movie tickets with a portion going to local nonprofits. Get all or most or some of the details here. (http://www.thenewparkway.com/theme-nights.php)