Remember the anticipatory pleasure of entering a darkened theater, with a bucket of buttery popcorn cradled in the crook of your arm, a coke in one hand and a box of Red Vines in the other? Sounds nostalgic in this age of Netflix and live streaming, doesn't it? Well, if you hanker for the good old days — at good old prices — come check out the UA Theater’s Flashback Features.
Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., the UA Berkeley7 Theater on Shattuck Avenue is offering audiences a rare treat: a trip back in time, which allows viewers to watch classic movies on the big screen. For a mere 5 bucks a ticket, you can revisit classics like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Godfather, or Monty Python & The Holy Grail, and watch them as they were meant to be seen, projected in oversized splendor on the scrim of a movie screen.
So bring a friend or two, or make it a date night, and re-live the excitement and sensory overload of the true theater experience. Pick a seat, prop up you feet, and watch the previews as you prepare to enjoy a Flashback Feature.
Here's a list of upcoming flashbacks:
August 11 - Mary Poppins
August 18 - The Lady From Shanghai
August 25 - Starman
September 1 - Metropolis (Anime)
September 8 - Bridge on the River Kwai [DIGITAL]
September 15 - Curse of the Demon (1958)
September 22 - Double Indemnity (1944)
September 29 - Lawrence of Arabia
October 6 - Man on the Moon
October 13 - The Birds
October 20 - Jason and the Argonauts [DIGITAL]
October 27 - The Thing (1982)
November 3 - The Truman Show
November 10 - 10 Things I Hate About You
November 17 - Raiders of the Lost Ark