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Free Movie Night at Orinda Theatre

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on November 9, 2015

It’s really common today for families, couples, and friends to head out to the movie theater on any night of the week. Movie theatres today are often multiplexes with more than 10 movie screens, several showing times, attached to malls with big box stores, and promise 3-D projectors and state of the art sound systems. But, remember all the theatres you’ve seen in the movies from the early days of cinema? The lit-up theatre in the center of town that only showed one or two flicks at a time, and the whole town would come out on Friday night to see the show.

Many people in the Bay Area don’t know they can still see a movie just like it were in the old days – at the classic Orinda Theatre. The Orinda Theatre opened in 1941, and stepping into the retro theatre still gives you an old timey feel. Although it was scheduled for demolition in 1984, it was saved through the efforts of local preservationists and reopened in 1989, when two additional movie screens were added. The original lobby and main theatre were left intact, and the theatre today houses three screens and shows both new and past flicks for about the same price as their larger-than-life competitors. Other than the classic movie going experience, the theatre is also an artistic site worth seeing, showcasing murals and classic architecture. The murals in theatre #2 were saved from the Garden Theatre in San Jose when it was demolished. At night, the awning of the Orinda Theatre is lit up and viewable from Highway 24, making you feel like you’ve truly returned to the fifties (but without the crowds).

While the theatre typically shows current films, they host a free movie night on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm, usually showing popular box office hits from the past. Coming up on November 12th is The Godfather. To find out what’s playing currently, or what the next free flick will be, check out their website.

For a real blast from the past experience, ride out to the Orinda Theatre in one of our luxurious classic cars, like a 1947 Plymouth “Special Deluxe” or a 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. These are the same vehicles that likely drove up to drop off moviegoers at the theatre in its early days. For a truly unique night out, combine Nationwide Limousine Service with the Orinda Theatre, and wow your date or family with a trip they won’t forget!

No matter where you’re headed, Nationwide Limousine Service is a trusted name in the Bay Area for luxurious transportation for any occasion. Call our friendly guest services at 800-339-8936 for more details about our classic cars, limousines, party vans, and more.

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