Show Times

Tuesday 17, January

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

Frank & Lola

Frank & Lola

NR

Wednesday 18, January

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows (R)

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows (R)

R

Thursday 19, January

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

NR

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

R

Friday 20, January

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

PG

Saturday 21, January

Trolls

Trolls

PGsome mild rude humor

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

Loving

Loving

PG-13for thematic elements

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Rviolence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

R

Sunday 22, January

Trolls

Trolls

PGsome mild rude humor

Loving

Loving

PG-13for thematic elements

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Rviolence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

Tuesday 24, January

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

Off the Rails

Off the Rails

NR

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

Wednesday 25, January

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

Thursday 26, January

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

Trolls

Trolls

PGsome mild rude humor

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

The Shining

The Shining

R

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

Friday 27, January

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along

R

Saturday 28, January

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

R

Tuesday 31, January

In the Turn, with post-film discussion

In the Turn, with post-film discussion

NR

Thursday 2, February

The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns

G

Friday 3, February

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

NR

Do The Right Thing, with post-film discussion

Do The Right Thing, with post-film discussion

R

Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

PG-13

Saturday 4, February

Idiocracy

Idiocracy

R

Sunday 5, February

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

NR

Tuesday 7, February

The Secret Fatwa (Sneak Preview), with discussion

The Secret Fatwa (Sneak Preview), with discussion

NR

Thursday 9, February

Party Monster

Party Monster

R

Friday 10, February

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

NR

Saturday 11, February

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Oldboy

Oldboy

R

Sunday 12, February

Queen of the Damned, feat. post-film discussion

Queen of the Damned, feat. post-film discussion

R

Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill Vol. 2

R

Tuesday 14, February

Amélie, with All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Bar

Amélie, with All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Bar

R

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

NR

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

R

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

PG

Thursday 16, February

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

R

Friday 17, February

Teeth

Teeth

R

Saturday 18, February

American Psycho

American Psycho

R

Sunday 19, February

Malcolm X, with post-film discussion

Malcolm X, with post-film discussion

PG-13

Milk, with post-film discussion

Milk, with post-film discussion

R

Tuesday 21, February

National Bird

National Bird

NR

Thursday 23, February

Lost Highway

Lost Highway

R

Friday 24, February

Spice World

Spice World

PG

Saturday 25, February

Videodrome

Videodrome

R

Sunday 26, February

Academy Awards, with all-you-can-eat appetizers

Academy Awards, with all-you-can-eat appetizers

NR

Tuesday 28, February

Full Moon, with post-film discussion

Full Moon, with post-film discussion

NR

Thursday 2, March

Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet

R

Friday 3, March

Coming to America

Coming to America

R

Slither

Slither

RRated R for strong horror violence and gore, and language

Saturday 4, March

Election

Election

R

Tuesday 7, March

The Anthropologist

The Anthropologist

NR

Thursday 9, March

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

R

Friday 10, March

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

NR

Saturday 11, March

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Tremors

Tremors

PG-13

Sunday 12, March

Belle, with post-film discussion

Belle, with post-film discussion

PGRated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images

Thursday 16, March

Serenity

Serenity

PG-13Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references

Friday 17, March

Leprechaun

Leprechaun

RRated R for horror violence and language

Saturday 18, March

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

R

Tuesday 28, March

Mira Rai, with post-film discussion

Mira Rai, with post-film discussion

NR

Academy Awards, with all-you-can-eat appetizers

Academy Awards, with all-you-can-eat appetizers

NR

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2016. Enjoy the show with all-you-can-eat appetizers as if you were at the grand party itself!

THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Enjoy delicious food and local beer and wine on tap delivered right to your theater seat, all at affordable prices!

The New Parkway has something for everyone: from Doc Night to Baby Brigade to the throwback hits of Parkway Classics and Cult Night. And don't forget to check out our free, non-film events like Open Mic (1st & 3rd Mondays), Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Drink & Draw Wednesdays, and Team Trivia Thursdays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.

Sunday 26, February

Amélie, with All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Bar

Amélie, with All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Bar

R

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The New Parkway with a great film and an all-you-can-eat pasta bar. We've got pasta choices for all dietary restrictions along with salad and bread. Drinks and dessert are extra. Pasta bar opens at 6pm and runs until 7pm.

Tuesday 14, February

American Psycho

American Psycho

R

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is young, white, beautiful, Ivy-Leagued, and indistinguishable from his Wall Street colleagues. Shielded by conformity, privilege, and wealth, Bateman is also the ultimate serial killer, roaming freely and fearlessly. His murderous impulses are fueled by zealous materialism and piercing envy when he discovers someone else has acquired more than he has. After a colleague presents a business card superior in ink and paper to his, Bateman's blood thirst sharpens, and he steps up his homicidal activities to a frenzied pitch. Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, chainsaws rip, and surgical instruments mutilate-how far will Bateman go? How much can he get away with?

Saturday 18, February

Belle, with post-film discussion

Belle, with post-film discussion

PGRated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images

This screening is co-sponsored by the Bechdel Test Movie Night and will feature a post-film discussion.

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Sunday 12, March

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Cereal Cinema is the New Parkway's Saturday morning offering of family-friendly fun, accompanied by an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. We'll have classic cartoons from decades past on the screen, none announced until the day of the event, but all of a PG or G equivalency.

Saturday 11, February

Saturday 11, March

Show Future Dates
Coming to America

Coming to America

R

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).

Friday 3, March

Do The Right Thing, with post-film discussion

Do The Right Thing, with post-film discussion

R

This Throwback Theater screening is co-presented by Reel Black Films and features a post-film discussion.

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

Friday 3, February

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

PG-13for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.

When famous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffers career-ending injuries in a devastating car crash, he seeks help in the furthest reaches of the world. Hoping to find cures for his injuries, Strange instead uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

Wednesday 18, January

Thursday 19, January

Friday 20, January

Saturday 21, January

Sunday 22, January

Wednesday 25, January

Thursday 26, January

Show Future Dates
Election

Election

R

A high school teacher's (Matthew Broderick) personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever (Reese Witherspoon) determined to become student body president.

Saturday 4, March

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

R

Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwaik (Tom Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew chase him through the maze of his memories, it's clear that Joel just can't get her out of his head.

Saturday 28, January

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

PG-13some fantasy action violence

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Friday 20, January

Saturday 21, January

Sunday 22, January

Tuesday 24, January

Wednesday 25, January

Thursday 26, January

Show Future Dates
Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

R

Lovable Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) and his group of friends seem to be unlucky in love. When Charles meets a beautiful American named Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding, he thinks his luck may have changed. But, after one magical night, Carrie returns to the States, ending what might have been. As Charles and Carrie's paths continue to cross -- over a handful of nuptials and one funeral -- he comes to believe they are meant to be together, even if their timing always seems to be off.

Tuesday 14, February

Frank & Lola

Frank & Lola

NR

Frank (Michael Shannon) is a brooding Las Vegas chef who has always focused his energy into his culinary talents, until he meets Lola (Imogen Poots), a young and beautiful enigma. Together, Frank and Lola build an intense relationship that saves them from their mutual despair. Cracks begin to show after Lola suddenly cheats on Frank, which leads to Frank's evolving mistrust of Lola and a growing obsession with an imposing man from her past.

Tuesday 17, January

Full Moon, with post-film discussion

Full Moon, with post-film discussion

NR

Be inspired by women who push boundaries. FULL MOON showcases the legends, current icons and future prodigies of this ever-evolving lifestyle sport. Seven of the world’s best female snowboarders join forces for the first time ever to explore their backyard, the back-country of magnificent British Columbia. We are inspired through the intimate, heart-felt stories through the eyes of some of the most influential females in our sport. Full Moon is a two-year film project documenting the past, present, and future of women's snowboarding. For the first time, some of the best women riders in the sport will work together as a crew to push their limits and capture the camaraderie and adventure that comes with it. Through interviews and resurrected classic footage, Leanne Pelosi directs a film that pays tribute to the history of women's snowboarding and showcases how it has influenced and encouraged the current state of the sport.

This screening is co-presented by Women Sport Film Festival and will feature a post-film discussion.

Tuesday 28, February

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

NR

Old-line liberals Matt and Christina Drayton (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) have raised their daughter Joey (Katharine Houghton) to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional. Still, they aren't prepared for the shock when she returns home from a vacation with a new fiancé: African-American doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). While they come to grips with whatever prejudices they might still harbor, the younger folks must also contend with John's parents (Roy Glenn Sr. and Beah Richards), who are dead-set against the union. To complicate matters, the older couple's disapproving maid (Isabel Sanford) and Christina's bigoted business associate (Virginia Christine) put in their two cents' worth. While Joey is determined to go ahead with the wedding no matter what people think, John refuses to consider marriage until he receives the unqualified approval of all concerned. The closing monologue delivered by Spencer Tracy turned out to be the last scene ever played by the veteran film luminary, who died not long after the production. The film was a success in the racially volatile year of 1967 and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won for Hepburn and screenwriter William Rose.

Tuesday 14, February

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

PG

Harold (Bud Cort), the 20-year-old son of a wealthy, neglectful woman, tries to gain attention for himself with various hilariously staged "suicides." Obsessed with death, Harold meets a like-minded 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon). Harold and Maude become inseparable friends, both helping each other out of various personal travails.

Tuesday 14, February

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

R

Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch--in order to marry and emigrate, Hansel must "leave a little something behind." Hedwig survives a botched sex change operation that leaves her with an "angry inch" only to be stranded in a Kansas trailer park the very day the Berlin Wall comes down. Undeterred, Hedwig dons immaculate makeup and a Farrah Fawcett wig and forms a rock band-The Angry Inch. While supporting herself with babysitting gigs, she falls for a 16-year-old Jesus freak she renames Tommy Gnosis. Tommy steals her songs and becomes the rock star Hedwig always dreamed she'd be. Refusing to be defeated, she fiercely performs in crumbling theme restaurants seeking recognition, retribution, and reconciliation with her other half.

Thursday 16, February

Idiocracy

Idiocracy

R

In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten when the base they are stored on is closed down and are left in stasis until 2505. When they finally wake up, they discover the average intelligence of humans has decreased so much that Joe is now the smartest man in the world.

Saturday 4, February

In the Turn, with post-film discussion

In the Turn, with post-film discussion

NR

IN THE TURN follows Crystal, a 10-year-old transgender girl growing up in rural Canada, as she navigates the difficult and complicated world that surrounds her. Tormented at school by teachers and peers alike, she faces daily assaults in the form of insults and physical altercations. The pain she endures at school takes a toll on not only her self-esteem, but also on the emotional stability of her family.

IN THE TURN documents Crystal’s journey as she and her family struggle against the challenges of prejudice, hatred and ignorance. After being denied the right to join local athletics teams due to her gender, Crystal and her mom serendipitously discover the Vagine Regime, an international queer collective of roller derby players comprised of people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities. The Vagine Regime not only accepts Crystal, but actively supports her journey. Crystal emerges from exclusion into empowerment: she steps out of the shadows and onto the track.

This screening is co-presented by the Women Sports Film Festival and features a post-film discussion.

Tuesday 31, January

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

R

In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie (Rebecca Gayheart), Marcie (Julie Benz), and Courtney (Rose McGowan) pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming.

Thursday 9, March

Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill Vol. 2

R

Quentin Tarantino's sprawling homage to action films of both the East and the West reaches its conclusion in this continuation of 2003's ultra-violent Kill Bill Vol. 1. Having dispatched several of her arch-enemies in the first film, The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues in Kill Bill Vol. 2 on her deadly pursuit of her former partners in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who, in a furious assault, attempted to murder her and her unborn child on her wedding day. As The Bride faces off against allies-turned-nemeses Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), she flashes back to the day of her deadly wedding, and we learn of how she was recruited to join the DiVAS, her training under unforgiving martial arts master Pai Mei (Liu Chia-hui), and her relationship with Squad leader Bill (David Carradine), which changed from love to violent hatred. Originally planned as a single film, Kill Bill grew into an epic-scale two-part project totaling more than four hours in length; as with the first film, Kill Bill Vol. 2 includes appearances by genre-film icons Sonny Chiba, Michael Parks, Larry Bishop, and Sid Haig; Wu-Tang Clan producer and turntablist RZA and filmmaker and composer Robert Rodriguez both contributed to the musical score.

Sunday 12, February

Leprechaun

Leprechaun

RRated R for horror violence and language

An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Friday 17, March

Lost Highway

Lost Highway

R

David Lynch directs Lost Highway, set in a city suspiciously like Los Angeles, both blazingly modern and resolutely retro in look and feel. A jazz musician, tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. In a parallel story, a young mechanic is drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend. These two tales are linked by the fact that both women may, in fact, be the same woman. The men are also connected by a mysterious turn of events that calls into question their very identities.

Thursday 23, February

Loving

Loving

PG-13for thematic elements

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.

Saturday 21, January

Sunday 22, January

Show Future Dates
Malcolm X, with post-film discussion

Malcolm X, with post-film discussion

PG-13

This screening is co-presented by Reel Black Films and features a post-film discussion.

Writer-director Spike Lee's epic portrayal of the life and times of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X begins with the cross-cut imagery of the police beating of black motorist Rodney King juxtaposed with an American flag burning into the shape of the letter X. When the film's narrative begins moments later, it jumps back to World War II-era Boston, where Malcolm Little (Denzel Washington) is making his living as a hustler. The son of a Baptist preacher who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, Little was raised by foster parents after his mother was deemed clinically insane; as an adult, he turned to a life of crime, which leads to his imprisonment on burglary charges. In jail, Little receives epiphany in the form of an introduction to Islam; he is especially taken with the lessons of Elijah Mohammed, who comes to him in a vision. Adopting the name 'Malcolm X' as a rejection of the 'Little' surname (given his family by white slave owners), he meets the real Elijah Mohammed (Al Freeman, Jr.) upon exiting prison, and begins work as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Marriage to a Muslim nurse named Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett) follows, after which X spearheads a well-attended march on a Harlem hospital housing a Muslim recovering from an episode of police brutality. The march's success helps elevate X to the position of Islam's national spokesperson. There is dissension in the ranks, however, and soon X is targeted for assassination by other Nation leaders; even Elijah Mohammed fears Malcolm's growing influence. After getting wind of the murder plot, X leaves the Nation of Islam, embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca that proves revelatory; renouncing his separatist beliefs, his oratories begin embracing all races and cultures. During a 1965 speech, Malcolm X is shot and killed, reportedly by Nation of Islam members.

Sunday 19, February

Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

PG-13

Martians have come to Earth. They are hideous. They are ugly. They have world domination in mind.

They first arrive in Washington D.C. where they arrange a press meeting with a number of senators. However, things go bad when they disintegrate all of them. As the frightened US people look to the President (Jack Nicholson) for help, they realize that the First Family may not be all what they are cracked up to be. The First Lady (Glenn Close) is more interested in reorganizing then stopping the aliens and the President's aides are fools. Maybe they can't stop the evil aliens…

Friday 3, February

Milk, with post-film discussion

Milk, with post-film discussion

R

In 1977, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans. During the last eight years of his life, while living in New York City, he turns 40. Looking for more purpose, he and his lover Scott Smith (James Franco) relocate to San Francisco, where they found a small business, Castro Camera, in the heart of a working-class neighborhood. Then, with support from Scott and from new friends like young activist Cleve Jones (Emile Hirsch), Milk plunges headfirst into the choppy waters of politics. Bolstering his public profile with humor, Milk's actions speak even louder than his gift-of-gab words. When Milk is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5, he tries to coordinate his efforts with those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin). But as White and Milk's political agendas increasingly diverge, their personal destinies tragically converge.

Sunday 19, February

Mira Rai, with post-film discussion

Mira Rai, with post-film discussion

NR

‘Mira’ follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognized mountain runner. Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she & other Nepali girls face. After running away from home, Mira joined the Maoist army until as a young adult, she traveled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck. Out of money, she was about to return home to her village, when by chance on a morning run, she meets another runner who tells her about a long running race in the local hills. She wins it and soon begins to realize her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport.

This inspirational story, filmed across Nepal, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain, Italy & France tells the story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world’s best mountain runners.

This screening is co-presented by the Women Sport Film Festival and features a post-film discussion.

Tuesday 28, March

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

NR

The New Parkway Theater presents a mystery episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Who knows what episode we'll be playing...but you can be sure it's definitely going to be good! Please join us for a night of laughter and fun hosted by The New Parkway's own resident MST3K fan, Oliver Beckwith. The pre-show includes a trivia contest with prizes!

THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Enjoy delicious food and local beer and wine on tap delivered right to your theater seat, all at affordable prices!

The New Parkway has something for everyone: from Doc Night to Baby Brigade to the throwback hits of Parkway Classics and Cult Night. And don't forget to check out our free, non-film events like Open Mic (1st & 3rd Mondays), Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Drink & Draw Wednesdays, and Team Trivia Thursdays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.

Friday 10, February

Friday 10, March

Show Future Dates
National Bird

National Bird

NR

This documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

Tuesday 21, February

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Rviolence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

Saturday 21, January

Sunday 22, January

Show Future Dates
Off the Rails

Off the Rails

NR

The life of Darius McCollum, a man whose obsession with mass transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating drivers, conductors, token booth clerks, and track repairmen.

Tuesday 24, January

Oldboy

Oldboy

R

South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden, Stoker) directed this violent and offbeat story of punishment and vengeance. Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is a husband and father whose reputation for womanizing is well known. One day, for reasons he doesn't understand, Oh Dae-su finds himself locked up in a prison cell, with no idea of what his crime was or whom his jailers may be. With a small television as his only link to the outside world and a daily ration of fried dumplings as his only sustenance, Oh Dae-su struggles to keep his mind and body intact, but when he learns through a news report that his wife has been killed, he begins a long and difficult project of digging an escape tunnel with a pair of chopsticks. Before he can finish -- and after 15 years behind bars -- Oh Dae-su is released, with as little explanation as when he was locked up, and he's soon given a wad of money and a cellular phone by a bum on the street. Emotionally stunted but physically strong after 15 years in jail, Oh Dae-su struggles to unravel the secret of who is responsible for locking him up, what happened to his wife and daughter, and how to best get revenge against his captors.

Saturday 11, February

Party Monster

Party Monster

R

In this film based on a true story, Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin) arrives on a Greyhound bus in New York City desperate to leave his boring Midwestern past behind. After meeting downtown club kid James St. James (Seth Green) and influential nightclub owner Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott), a fame-hungry Alig decides to throw the most controversial and over-the-top parties in the city. In just a few years Alig's drug addiction and erratic behavior threaten to destroy the empire he's created.

Thursday 9, February

Queen of the Damned, feat. post-film discussion

Queen of the Damned, feat. post-film discussion

R

This screening is part of the Bechdel Test Movie Night, and features a post-film discussion.

Based on the book The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice, Damned continues the story of the Vampire Lestat, Tom Cruise's character in Interview With the Vampire. Lestat has become a rock star, but his music wakes up the 6,000-year-old queen of the vampires, Akasha (Aaliyah), who then decides she wants Lestat to help her get revenge on some of her former male followers and to co-rule the vampires with her.

Sunday 12, February

Serenity

Serenity

PG-13Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references

In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

Thursday 16, March

Slither

Slither

RRated R for strong horror violence and gore, and language

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters

Friday 3, March

Spice World

Spice World

PG

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. You want the Spice Girls, obviously. Posh, Sporty, Scary, Ginger, and Baby will Spice up your life in this madcap escapade seemingly modeled after "A Hard Day's Night." They'll prove to you the strength of girl power only if you'll say you'll be there!

THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Enjoy delicious food and local beer and wine on tap delivered right to your theater seat, all at affordable prices!

The New Parkway has something for everyone: from Doc Night to Baby Brigade to the throwback hits of Parkway Classics and Cult Night. And don't forget to check out our free, non-film events like Open Mic (1st & 3rd Mondays), Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Drink & Draw Wednesdays, and Team Trivia Thursdays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.

Friday 24, February

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

PG

In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Friday 20, January

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Thursday 26, January

Show Future Dates
Teeth

Teeth

R

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset?

Friday 17, February

Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet

R

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their own. But in this town, an undercurrent of evil exists and has its sights set on the pair of brothers, forcing them to engage in battle with an array of old-world Yakuza as well as dangerous assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis, Treasure Town.

Thursday 2, March

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows (R)

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows (R)

R

ACME FILMWORKS PRESENTS THE 18th ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns with 12 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Disney/Pixar’s sweet “Piper,” and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences.

This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity.

Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 16 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the U.K., and the U.S. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights, to deeply felt personal stories, to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.

For the first time this year, in addition to regular shows, there will also be a number of special daytime screenings specifically designed to be family-friendly and appropriate for viewers of six years and up. Those who attend the later evening screenings will have the opportunity to see four films –Corpus, Blue, MANOMAN and All Their Shades –that approach their mature subjects in more graphic detail.

Wednesday 18, January

The Anthropologist

The Anthropologist

NR

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST considers the fate of the planet from the perspective of an American teenager. Over five years, she travels alongside her mother, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities.

Tuesday 7, March

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

R

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Thursday 19, January

The Brand New Testament

The Brand New Testament

NR

God exists! He lives in Brussels with his wife and daughter, Ea, and He’s a real jerk to them both. He lives in an apartment and spends most of his time in a giant office where he controls the world through an old computer. His son, JC, whom you may have heard of, made his escape long ago. When Ea gets fed up with her father and with some encouragement from JC, she decides to leave the nest, find her own apostles and write her own brand new testament. But before she makes her escape, Ea hacks God’s computer and leaks to the entire world their date of death by SMS…. her deed causes worldwide panic and God must scramble to fix it before humanity finds it has no need of Him.

Thursday 19, January

The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns

G

High school student Haru rescues a cat that was about to be run over by a truck and discovers the cat is actually a prince named Lune. Out of gratitude, Lune's father, the Cat King, asks her to marry Lune. Haru is brought to the Cat Kingdom, where she starts to develop feline features. When she is prevented from leaving, the Baron and Toto, two statues that have magically been given life, provide assistance in gaining her freedom.

Thursday 2, February

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rsexual content, language and some drinking - all involving teens

Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.

Wednesday 18, January

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Thursday 26, January

Show Future Dates
The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

NR

Karinda Dobbins (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Toured with W. Kamau Bell) and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (KQED's Women to Watch, Host of The Moth) return to Oakland with a post-inauguration comedy show: "The Formula Presents: The Resistance!" on February 3rd. Featured comedians: Imran G, Irene Tu, John Miranda, and Luna Malbroux.

Friday 3, February

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden

NR

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

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Tuesday 24, January

Wednesday 25, January

Show Future Dates
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

PG

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Friday 20, January

The Secret Fatwa (Sneak Preview), with discussion

The Secret Fatwa (Sneak Preview), with discussion

NR

This screening is co-presented by the Berkeley FILM Foundation and features a post-film discussion.

Late July 1988, the Islamic Republic of Iran suddenly locked down its prisons, where thousands of political prisoners were serving their sentences, some as long as seven years.

The only permitted visitation was from a 3-member committee: an Islamic judge, a public prosecutor and an intelligence officer. The committee briefly questioned almost every political prisoner about his or her beliefs. Nothing short of a medieval Inquisition, except that the prisoners were not told that their life depended on their answers.

Five months after the lockdown, the prison authorities summoned the prisoner families and gave each a bag:

“Your prisoner was executed.”

— no explanation, no last will, no body, no grave.

To this day, all officials have denied or lied about it.

To this day, talking about it is a taboo in Iran.

Combining survivor and family testimonies with reenactments and archival footage, ‘The Secret Fatwa’ uncovers the secret massacre of more than 4000 political prisoners in Iran, a crime unique in the known history of state crimes.

Tuesday 7, February

The Shining

The Shining

R

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Thursday 26, January

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

NR

On Sunday, February 5th, the AFC and NFC champs go head to head for all the marbles at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. We'll have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen with no shortage of great food and drink. Come on down so you don't miss a minute of the action!

Sunday 5, February

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along

R

All 22 chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters.

Friday 27, January

Tremors

Tremors

PG-13

Detecting a human hiding in a car, they dig under the vehicle, causing it to sink into the earth. Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) get help from several townspeople. With the help of Rhonda (Finn Carter), Val and Earl kill one of the monsters. But there are three of them left, and they are each about 30 feet long.

Saturday 11, March

Trolls

Trolls

PGsome mild rude humor

DreamWorks Animation's TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known.

Saturday 21, January

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Thursday 26, January

Show Future Dates
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

R

Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by FBI Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and his partner Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) into the murder of night-shift waitress Teresa Banks in the small Washington state town of Deer Meadow. When Desmond finds a mysterious clue to the murder, he inexplicably disappears. The film then cuts to one year later in the nearby town of Twin Peaks and follows the events during the last week in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) a troubled teenage girl with two boyfriends; the hot-tempered rebel Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and quiet biker James Hurley (James Marshall), her drug addiction, and her relationship with her difficult (and possible schizophrenic) father Leland (Ray Wise), a story in which her violent murder was later to motivate much of the TV series. Contains a considerable amount of sex, drugs, violence, very loud music and inexplicable imagery.

Saturday 21, January

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

R

1971: Glamrock explodes all over the world and challenges the seriousness within the flower power generation by means of glitter and brutal music. Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers), a young rock star, inspires numerous teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their own sexuality. In the end Slade destroys himself. Unable to escape the character role of "Maxwell Demon" that he created, he plots his own murder. When fans discover the murder is not real, his star falls abruptly and he is quickly forgotten about. 1984: Arthur (Christian Bale), a journalist working for a New York newspaper, gets assigned the tenth anniversary story about the fake murder of Brian Slade. When Arthur was young and growing up in Manchester, he was more than a fan of Slade. Reluctantly he accepts the assignment and starts to investigate what happened to his old glamrock hero.

Saturday 18, March

Videodrome

Videodrome

R

Max Renn (James Woods) runs a TV channel, and when looking for new material to show--he discovers "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand (Debbie Harry), goes to audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the underlying plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy.

Saturday 25, February