Postpone the start of fall with Endless Summer Cinema

By Eli Wolfe Interested in postponing the start of fall? Then indulge in some classic films at the (free) Endless Summer Cinema outdoor movie series. Endless Summer Cinema, presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the Downtown Berkeley Association, features two nights of free short movies and feature films screened outdoors on the Crescent Lawn […]

Free Summer Movie Saturday on Center Street

The second screening in this  year’s Summer Cinema on Center Street, a free outdoor movie series, takes place on Saturday August 11, at 7:30pm. The theme of this year’s series is “cerebral cinema” and Saturday’s classic is B-movie film Donovan’s Brain (1953) which features a young Nancy Davis (aka Mrs Ronald Reagan). In the film a crazed surgeon […]

Reminder: First free Summer Cinema movie is tonight

This year’s Summer Cinema on Center Street, a free outdoor movie series, kicks off tonight, Saturday August 4, at 7:30pm. The films, which are being projected onto the wall of the future Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, are all in the classic B-movie “mad scientist” genre. Tonight’s screening is The Atomic Brain, in which an aging spinster finances […]

Brainy B-movies at free Summer Cinema series

Demented surgeons who know no bounds, crazed doctors keeping brains alive, abductions and decapitations — you can tell Steve Seid had an enormous amount of fun putting together the program for this year’s Summer Cinema on Center Street, a free outdoor movie series which kicks off on Saturday August 4. “I wanted something different from common currency […]

Downtown Summer Cinema series closes with bang

The finale of Center Street Summer Cinema, a free outdoor movie series launched this year by the Downtown Berkeley Association and sponsored by Berkeleyside, was deemed a success. An estimated 500 people turned out to see The Big Lebowski, a quintessential Berkeley movie if ever there was one, which was shown on the side of […]

Summer Cinema: Screening The Big Lebowski Saturday

We’ve had The Princess Bride, Pixar’s Up, and Raiders of the Lost Ark — and every week the number of participants has swelled at the Center Street outdoor Summer Cinema series, as people take advantage of a pedestrianized street, great food and drink options and a free movie screening. Saturday sees the grand finale with The Big […]

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ screening at Summer Cinema

Last week an estimated 350 people turned out to enjoy a free screening of Up, the second in the series of four free outdoor movie screenings on Center Street in downtown Berkeley. Saturday sees Raiders of the Lost Ark which will be shown on the wall of the future Berkeley Art Museum in the Bank of […]

Free outdoor screening of Pixar’s “Up” on Center Street

Several hundred Berkeleyans enjoyed the debut of free outdoor movies, organized by the Downtown Berkeley Association, last Saturday night. Tomorrow, the second in the series, Up, will play as the evening skies get dark around 8:30 p.m. Before the main feature starts, moviegoers are encouraged to eat al fresco (Center Street is pedestrianized for the […]

Berkeley’s Summer Cinema event kicks off on Center St

The night was less than balmy, but that didn’t deter around 250 people making their way to Center Street Saturday evening for the first of four Summer Cinema free outdoor screenings. Some participants brought their own chairs and blankets, others rented fold-up chairs at the booth of the organizers, the Downtown Berkeley Association. Radiant Brand’s Steven Donaldson […]

Center Street Outdoor Movie series kicks off tomorrow

Tomorrow at 6:00 pm sees the launch of the city’s first Summer Outdoor Movie series in downtown Berkeley — and The Princess Bride is the kick-off movie. Center Street will be closed to traffic between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street, and, in the run-up to the screening, many local restaurants will be serving special dishes and providing […]

Costume contests match movies at new cinema series

The countdown is on for the city’s first Summer Outdoor Movie series which will take place on the four Saturdays in August on Center Street in downtown Berkeley. And costume contests, tied in to the free screenings, will be part of the fun for movie-goers. Each film will be preceded with a costume contest with thematic […]

Four films selected for Center St outdoor movie series

The votes are in and four films have been chosen for the inaugural Center Street Summer Cinema series which kicks off on Saturday August 6. The movies will be Princess Bride on August 6, Up on August 13, Raiders of The Lost Ark on August 20, and The Big Lebowski on August 27. The selection was […]