Take a visit to the “The Island” blog

For those who haven’t already made a habit it of it, there’s lots of good Alameda info coming out of The Island, a blog run by Michele Ellson, a former print reporter gone Internet (though she’s got a piece on current golf course developments in Tuesday’s Journal).

Recent posts include one about Knife Catchers, a biting little blog offering running snarky commentary on Alameda real estate. Another gives voice to the news that maybe, just maybe Clif Bar, will settle in town.


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    Time travel is possible when you go to the movies on a Wednesday or Thursday at the Historic Alameda Theatre. The theatre is currently offering a Classic Film Series presenting one classic movie favorite per week presented in the large historic theatre. Show times vary by film, but movie-goers can catch either a matinee or evening showing. Film favorites ranging from the 30’s to 70’s include; “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1962), “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), “King Kong” (1933), “On the Waterfront” (1954) and “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962).

    Movie-goers of all ages are invited to step back in time for a vintage movie experience with some of the best films ever made and see them as they were originally seen in the style and grandeur of the restored 1932 Historic Alameda Theatre, 2317 Central Avenue.
    Fall Classics Movie Series Schedule
    9/16-17 – From Here to Eternity
    9/23-24 – To Kill a Mockingbird
    9/30-10/1 – A Streetcar Named Desire
    10/7-8 – Lawrence of Arabia
    10/14-15 – On the Waterfront
    10/21-22 – House of Wax
    10/28-29 – King Kong
    11/4-5 – Dr. Strangelove
    11/11-12 – The Guns of the Navarone
    11/18-19 – 2001: Space Odyssey
    11/25-26 – no show
    12/2-3 – The Bishops Wife
    12/9-10 – Wonderful Life
    12/16-17 – White Christmas

    NEXT Classic Film Series begins January 13-14, 2010.

    Show times and tickets are available at http://WWW.Alamedatheatres.com or at the Theatre Box Office. Sign up online to receive the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex Newsletter.
    Free Parking available at the Civic Center Garage – Central Avenue and Oak Street.