Alameda’s ‘A-Town’ Film Gets Extended Showing


“A-Town,” the newest project from director Christopher Leonard and All Hands Evolution Films, made its successful Alameda debut at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex.

The locally made film proved so popular with the community that it is being shown again this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — February 1, 2 and 3 –at 6 p.m., and a second show will be added for 7:30 p.m. if the 6 p.m. showing sells out.

The one-hour film was shot in Alameda and portrays a troubled rookie police officer and a struggling single mother “whose lives collide as a pair of merciless criminals descend upon a quiet California suburb,” (aka Almaden – but actually Alameda), according to the movie’s promotional materials.

“A-Town” is intended to be a pilot for a television series and is being shown in the Bay Area in order to rally enthusiasm for the project.

A trailer of the film can be seen online.

“A-Town” is being shown in a 173-seat digital cineplex theater, not in the historic main theater. Tickets are about $7.75 for adults.

Janet Levaux