SF History Film Night & Lecture “The Fillmore” | The New Parkway Theater
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The New Parkway | 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA
Learn all about why San Francisco’s Fillmore District rose, fell and hopefully will rise again in this special film screening and panel discussion on gentrification and redevelopment at the just reopened The New Parkway Theater in Oakland.
And strangely, even though this film is about San Francisco, it’s part of a “Brooklyn” film series… go figure.
THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER
474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
$6 tickets http://broaklyn.org/
*tickets online only for this series*
Beats, Rhymes, & Life
Oakland Film Society
Red, Bike, & Green Society.
DECEMBER 11, 2012 Screening | The Fillmore and The Vanishing City
The first film in the series, The Fillmore, tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall (and rise again?) of San Francisco’s premier Black community, as it faced the nationwide juggernaut known as urban renewal and the dramatic battle to save the neighborhood from the bulldozers of urban renewal, a struggle faced by neighborhoods across the country during the 1950s and 1960.
BROOKLYN RECONSTRUCTED – A New Film Series About Gentrification & Redevelopment
Running every second Tuesday through April, Each film in the series deals with the themes of gentrification & development in communities much like Brooklyn along with a discussion led by a panel of regional activists, scholars, and civic leaders will accompany the opening night screening.
About The New Parkway Theater
It’s a DIY movie theater in Oakland that’s been built out of a warehouse with two screens, $6 movie tickets, strange films and tons of interesting seating like mid-century modern couches and coffee tables, sofas, office chairs, even old-school beauty salon chairs.
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