This weeks Movie Malarchy will be a counter to our showing of Santa Sangre, the 1981 psychological horror film, “Possession” from director Andrzej Żuławskii,
Heres the a snippet from the Chicago Readers review:
“Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 masterpiece opens with the messy separation of a middle-class couple (Sam Neill, Isabelle Adjani), then goes on to imagine various catastrophic breakdowns—of interpersonal relationships, social order, and ultimately narrative logic itself. The film can be hilarious one moment and terrifying the next, and Zulawski’s roving camera only heightens the sense of unpredictability. Few movies convey so viscerally what it’s like to go mad: when this takes an unexpected turn into supernatural horror, the development feels inevitable, as though the characters had been bracing themselves for it all along. Adjani won the best actress prize at Cannes for her dual performance (as an unfaithful wife and her angelic doppelganger), but the whole cast is astonishing, exorcising painful feelings with an intensity that rivals that of the filmmaking. Performed in English and shot in Berlin by an international crew, this also conveys a sense of displacement that’s always been crucial to Zulawski’s work.”
Door at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:15pm
Just $5 and Free Popcorn!
Our famous Self-Serve Donation Based Snack Bar!
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1445 23rd Ave @ E15th St
Oakland, CA 94606
Happy New Year Everyone!
With so much awesomeness in store for the year ahead we thought this would be a great time to bring you our first newsletter. Here you will find Palace news and history, upcoming events and opportunities, as well as other interesting stuff thrown into the mix just for upping your fun.
Thank you to everyone who has supported, in your many amazing ways, to keep this massive project riding high and fast ahead : ) It has been a great first six months!
History of The Pala...Read More »
March 13th, 2015
This edition features the strange and beautiful, Santa Sangre. Heres what the great Roger Ebert had to say about this film, in his August 2003 review,
“The quality that Jodorowsky has above all is passionate sincerity. Apart from his wildly creative style, apart from his images, apart from his story inventions, he has strong moral feelings. He has an instinctive sympathy for Fenix, who was born into a world of fanaticism and cruelty, and has tried, with th...Read More »
A Game Soiree!
KICK OFF East Oakland’s First Premier GAME NIGHT! Dec 4th at The Palace Theater.
Do you like Twister? Who doesn’t!??! (But we don’t have a copy, so please bring yours!)
Is LARPing your crew’s thing? Joust on our enormous stage!
Striking out on a D&D campaign? Setup in our gorgeous, quiet, separated mezzanine with your fellow adventurers.
We have plenty of space — Regardless of your gaming preferences, gather up your favorite friends and games and ...Read More »
Movie Malarchy @ The Palace Theatre!
This week, Friday November 21st, we are featuring the 1988 fantasy film, WILLOW.
Directed by Ron Howard and produced by George Lucas, a movie reviewed as, “a film where Good edging Evil plays out like Led Zeppelin Meets The Wild Bunch. Willow is probably too much for young children and possibly too much of the same for cynics. But any 6–13-year-old who sees this may be bitten by the “movie bug” for life.”
Nominated for 2 Academy Award...Read More »