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. Each week, we offer 10-15 different movies over 40+ screenings, yummy comfort food and drink, community-building activities many times a week, and all at some of the Bay Area’s best prices. So come enjoy a movie with us while sitting on a couch, enjoying a freshly cooked meal, and washing it down with local wine or beer on tap. And doing it all for under $25.

Tickets for most movies are $10, though Doc Nights and some other special films are $12. We offer a $1 discount for students, seniors, and cyclists who bring their helmets in. Kids three and under are free. All Karma Cinema Wednesday films are pay-what-you-can with 20% going to our monthly Karma Cinema partner.

See you at the movies!


The New Parkway Theater strives for excellence in all that we do, specifically in the following five areas:

  1. We strive to give our patrons a high quality movie going experience that is unique from most other movie going experiences.
  2. We strive to be a wonderful place to work, where employees are excited to come to work, are treated fairly, and share in the profits of the business.
  3. We strive to be a truly sustainable business, one that puts people and the planet over profit, and that considers the long-term health of our patrons and our neighbors as we shape our business practices.
  4. We strive to promote community within the theater and beyond by connecting strangers who might not otherwise meet and by encouraging greater learning and understanding through our diverse offerings.
  5. We strive to be accessible and welcoming to everyone in Oakland and beyond, through being affordable and by offering programming that appeals to a cross section of all residents.

Rules & Regulations

We don’t have tons of rules at the New Parkway, but we certainly have some that are key to the sustainability and lovability of the theater. For this reason, we’re serious about the ones we have and reserve the right to kick you out (or worse) for the following transgressions:

Refund Policy