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Lights out. [Thursday, Mar. 19th, 2009|12:52 am]
The richest girl in town.
The Parkway Speakeasy Theatre is closing on Sunday for good.

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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2009-03-19 08:03 am (UTC)
Noooooooo!
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[User Picture]From: blue_estro
2009-03-19 08:22 am (UTC)
Yeah. Sad and guilty about that. I love the Parkway, but haven't been into movies much for the last year. :{
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[User Picture]From: bay_bus_rider
2009-03-19 09:01 am (UTC)
Me too.
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[User Picture]From: epiphanomaly
2009-03-19 08:31 am (UTC)
OH NOES !!!

This comes as a shock to me!
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[User Picture]From: bay_bus_rider
2009-03-19 09:01 am (UTC)
I heard about this earlier and was shocked. It's breathtaking how many businesses have closed lately, so many of them favorites that I wish I'd supported more. And like the Parkway, it happens so quickly.
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From: psymbiotic
2009-03-19 09:21 am (UTC)
That makes me really sad to hear about. I used to love to go there when I lived in the area.

Egan
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2009-03-19 09:28 am (UTC)
It's so *fast*.

If anyone hears the d/l on what is really going on, I hope it'll get passed along. I have to wonder - liquor license issues? Landlord trying to tear it down to make way for condos? What?

I'm really bummed to now have to drive to El Cerrito, and to be losing such a great place here in Oakland.
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[User Picture]From: erg
2009-03-19 10:14 am (UTC)
How about, the credit they got during the slow season to make it to the high season, just isn't available anymore? I'm just guessing, but that's what's happening all over the place.
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[User Picture]From: raychoo
2009-03-19 02:31 pm (UTC)
I haven't been checking the updates lately (why make myself sad over places I can't go), but a friend pointed out that they started going dark on Mondays a while back. I really wish it was something we could fight, but I suspect it's the craptastic economy.
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[User Picture]From: erg
2009-03-19 10:13 am (UTC)
Wow. Epicarts went down a year ago, too. Ouch.
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[User Picture]From: whittles
2009-03-19 10:14 am (UTC)
crazy!I only just heard about this today, but have since heard about it a dozen times.
I wish I had known! I would've tried to go more often. This is a sad fact indeed.
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[User Picture]From: bucky_sinister
2009-03-19 04:17 pm (UTC)

grrr.

I've been there four or five times in the last year and I live across the bay...grr.

I loved that place. King of Kong. Zombie Strippers. Welcome to the Dollhouse.

bye!
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[User Picture]From: dahled
2009-03-19 05:15 pm (UTC)
ouch.
that one really hurts.
when really only go to the movies when something we like is playing _at_ the parkway.
is the cerritto staying open? (i hope - i hope)
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