Movies are like dreams: they come to us in the dark, they play on our subconscious fears and desires, and the best ones prominently feature Hall of Fame baseball players lecturing children on how to have fun in small towns. Dream a little dream on the big silver screen with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two adult movie tickets (up to a $24 value) and two small popcorns (a $6 value) at The Historic Bal Theatre in San Leandro (up to a $30 value).
Within the confines of The Historic Bal Theatre, audiences are regaled with classic movies, independent and foreign films, documentaries, and countless other forms of entertainment. Line up for two adult movie tickets beneath the marquee, which is often plastered with 1980s staples, including The Goonies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Ghostbusters. Rewind even further with the upcoming Dracula and Frankenstein double feature, which tests monster-recognition skills more efficiently than fairy tale flash cards. Two small tubs of popcorn reprise their roles as the classic movie theater snack, much to the dismay of edible ticket stubs.
The 800-seat single-screen theater has staged events of many genres since it opened in 1946. Despite the building's vintage art-deco vibe, The Historic Bal Theatre boasts a concert-series sound system, digital projection, and three-dimensional seats, equipping audiences with a heightened sensory experience.
The Historic Bal Theatre
Since it opened in 1946, the 800-seat Bal Theatre has continually hosted a wide array of film screenings, comedy shows, and musical acts on its stage, remaining one of the few American theatres of its era never to have shut down. Despite the building's vintage art-deco vibe, the theater boasts a concert-series sound system, digital projection, and three-dimensional seats, immersing audiences in a heightened sensory experience.