Parkway Press & Testimonials

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Press on the New Parkway

Bay Area Movers & Shakers (Growing East, June 2015)
The New Parkway Theater is What You Wish Your Movie Theater Did (SF Chronicle, April 2015)
Enjoying the Weekend in My Hometown (SF Chronicle, April 2015)
My Spot: The New Parkway Theater (KQED, October 2014)
The New Parkway Turns One (East Bay Express, December 2013)
New Parkway Script Still Reads Electric (SF Chronicle, January 2013)
Film, Food, & Fun at the New Parkway (Our Oakland, January 2013)

The New Parkway Makes the List

• Thrillist named us one of the “12 Coolest Theaters in the World” in 2015
• KQED featured us as one of the East Bay’s Best “Baby-Friendly Beer & Food Spots” in 2015
• East Bay Express awarded us “Best Theatre for Non-Movie Events” in 2014
• We are included as a reason in Huffington Post SF’s list of “Ten Reasons Why Oakland, California Has Never Been Better”
• According to Movoto’s “Things Oaklanders Have to Explain to Out of Towners,” The New Parkway is “better than any theater you’ve ever been to.”
• We’re mentioned as a can’t-miss spot in Lonely Planet’s feature on “The Reinvention of Oakland”

Press on various New Parkway programs

Warriors Playoffs (seasonal): With team on the road, Warriors fans gather at theater (SF Chronicle, June 2015)
Drink & Draw (every Wednesday at 8:00 pm): ‘Booze & Brushes’ Movement a Community-Building Masterpiece (Oakland Tribune, June 2014)
First Friday Shorts (First Fridays at 6 p.m.): First Friday Shorts Highlight Young Filmmakers From East Oakland (East Bay Express, October 2013)
Oak Life Church (Sundays at 10 a.m.): Oak Life Promotes Spiritual Inclusivity (Oakland Local, February 2015)

What Our Patrons Say

Stellar. Comfy. Delicious. Real. This makes me never want to enter a mainstream movie theatre again.” – Mimi S., Oakland, via Yelp

“Film and theatres are about storytelling and ought not to be about consumerism. The new owner/investors did us all a huge favor by getting it done, miraculously. I’m telling everyone I know to adopt the New Parkway as their venue of choice. Word of mouth will ensure we all get to enjoy what’s best about movie-going in a kick-ass setting run by folks who really get the Big Picture.” – Shawn L, Oakland, via Yelp

“I love Oakland and The New Parkway for exactly what they are – a representation of the best version of ourselves – complex, multi-facetted and beautiful despite the imperfections.  The New Parkway and our ‘new’ Oakland, no longer need my relentless convincing of the gems they are because they both stand on their own merits.  If I haven’t convinced you yet, one needs to look no further than the real-butter-popcorn for the evidence that something truly magical is happening at The New Parkway.” – Leticia G., Oakland, via Yelp

“I’m so impressed. What an amazing reinvention of a movie theater as a local community space celebrating film.” – Jessica M., Oakland, via Yelp

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