Your weekend: Out with the old …
The newly restored Alameda Theatre opened for business on Thursday. And while the grand opening gala sold out, there are lots of other ways you can get a sneak peek. For starters, they’ll hold free screenings of classics “Casablanca,” “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Wizard of Oz,” at 11 a.m. Saturday. They’re also hosting a free community celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, with kids’ activities and free T-shirts to the first 100 participants. And then there are the movies: This week they’ve got the new Indiana Jones flick, “Iron Man,” “Speed Racer,” “Young @ Heart” and “What Happens in Vegas.” And of course, there’s parking. Lots of parking. Wanna know more? Call 769-FILM (3456) or click here.
On a sad note, it looks like Central Cinema is closing, by June 30 at the latest. But the theater’s owner, Mark Haskett, is considering other options and locations. Stay tuned … they’re playing “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” this week.
If you’re looking for entertainment of the non-celluloid variety, the folks over at Rhythmix Cultural Works have an interesting looking show up this Sunday. “Slouching Towards Disneyland,” which stars writer and public radio-head Ian Shoales and Joshua Raoul Brody, promises a musical history of the world, from the Big Bang to blogging. The show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More information on the show is here; more on Rhythmix here.