The first action movie resulted from a slideshow-projector malfunction, which turned a deck of family vacation photos into a fiery, explosion-packed beachside adventure. Take a trip to the movies with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for admission for two to any movie Monday–Thursday (up to a $25 value)
- $24 for admission for four to any movie Monday–Thursday (up to a $50 value)<p>
The schedule changes frequently, but will include first-run flicks such as The Avengers, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and Men in Black III, as well as classic films such as The Wild One.
From the cabernet-hued curlicues on the carpets to the gilded columns and soaring ceilings, the Alameda Theatre is steeped in history. During the Second World War, soldiers crowded in to watch films in the auditorium, which also has spent stints as a practice area for rock bands and as a skating rink. The theater was recently brought out of dormancy with an extensive renovation project that restored the glow to its art-deco façades and towering neon sign. Gold leaf, some still intact from the building’s construction in 1932, leads eyes up to a screen 50 feet in width.
A packed schedule of first-run films flickers to life on the big screen, with showings in 3-D letting audiences see explosions leap from the flat surface or watch pieces of the Hulk’s hard-to-program VCR fly past. The historic theater also showcases classic films such as The Graduate or The Wild One every week, and hosts a talent show every Friday and Saturday evening.