The Hayward Council Downtown Committee is going into party planner mode for its Monday night meeting, mulling over what kind of fuss should be made when the new downtown movie theater opens this fall.
Cinemark has some ideas for opening night, tentatively scheduled for Friday, Oct. 24.
Idea No. 1: James Bond Night, to tie in with 007′s upcoming “Quantum of Solace,” due in theaters Nov. 7. “The theater could be decorated with Bond posters and props, and ‘look-alike’ James bond impersonators could be used,” says the staff report. Sounds alright, if they all look like this guy…
Idea No. 3: A “Hollywood Comes to Hayward” event, focusing on past and present stars with a red carpet entrance and everything but the paparazzi. Well, the Review will probably be there. This would be the “easiest to plan ahead for,” according to Cinemark, because a delay in the opening night would wreak havoc on an attempt to tie in with a movie that’s at second-run screens.
The Grand Opening to the public will be on a Friday. The day after, Cinemark will have a children’s event, with face-painting, balloon artists and that sort of stuff.
Any other ideas for an opening theme out there? We wouldn’t mind seeing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in Hayward again, just for old times’ sake. And you can thank us for not posting a pic of Tim Curry in fishnets.