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Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members.

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2128 Center (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-FILM, $9.25. One of this venue's two screens is a "calendar house" for Landmark Theatres. For additional Act One/Two screenings, see our Showtimes page.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, France, 2002); see Ongoing for review. Call for times.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.


Movie Palace Auction Sales Room, 2700 Saratoga (near West Red Line), Alameda, (510) 740-0220, $7. Classic films in 35mm (save as noted) screen in a former U.S. Navy theater.

FRIDAY (Jan. 2): War of the Worlds (Byron Haskin, 1953) 7, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY (Jan. 3): The e'er popular The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) 7, 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY (Jan. 4): The Wizard of Oz 5 p.m. War of the Worlds 7:15 p.m.


429 Castro (near Market), 621-6120,, $8 save as noted. Short-run rep in a spectacular 1922 Greco-Roman-themed palace designed by Timothy L. Pflueger. Evening intermissions feature David Hegarty or Bill McCoy on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

WEDNESDAY: Charlie Chaplin's justly loved comedy of machinery, Modern Times (1936), screens in a new print 2, 4:30, 7, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY (Jan. 1-7): A new print of Francis Ford Coppola's parti-colored musical One From the Heart (1982). See Opening for review 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.


2534 Mission (between 21st and 22nd streets), 648-7600, Free with meal. This restaurant screens foreign films, usually in 35mm, on the back wall of its outdoor patio, with drive-in speakers available for the tables of those who want to watch while they dine.

DAILY (Closed Monday): Blake Edwards' original The Pink Panther (1964) screens through Jan. 18 6:15, 8:15 p.m.; also Fri-Sun 10:15 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.

TUESDAY (Jan. 6): The local premiere of DeMarco Allen's Stuners (2004), documenting the East Bay's Extreme Street Bike scene 6:30, 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.


1118 Fourth St. (at A), San Rafael, 454-1222, $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A love triangle in 1930s Budapest lasts until wartime in Rolf Schübel's Gloomy Sunday (Germany, 2000) 4, 6:30 p.m.; also Wed 1:30 p.m.; Thurs 8:50 p.m. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (Tom Peosay, 2003) 2:15, 6:45 p.m. American Splendor (Sheri Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, 2003) 7 p.m.; also Wed 2:30 p.m. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003) 4:30 p.m.; also Thurs 9 p.m. Dopamine (Mark Decena, 2003) 4:45 p.m.; also Thurs 9:10 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

STARTS FRIDAY: Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart (1982). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: A restored version of Sergio Leone's Mexican Revolutionary western Duck, You Sucker (Italy/Spain, 1972); call for times.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Jan. 6-8): The restored The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Leone, 1966); call for times.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: Closed for the holiday.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Grumpster cartoonist Harvey Pekar mopes around Cleveland in the splendid American Splendor (Sheri Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, 2003). See Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Tom Peosay's definitive survey of what's been happening in Tibet, Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003). See Ongoing for review 7:15, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY: Mickey Lemle's Compassion in Exile (1992) reviews the doings of the Dalai Lama 7:30, 9:15 p.m.


3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Andy Goldsworthy plays with time, leaves, and melting ice in Rivers and Tides (Thomas Riedelsheimer, U.K., 2001). See Ongoing for review Wed 1, 3, 5, 7 p.m.; Thurs 7, 9 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Duncan Roy's AKA (U.K., 2003); see Opening for more 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.


2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings.

FRIDAY (Jan. 2): The premiere of local filmmaker Brian Schirmer's nouvelle vague-inspired Medium Gray (2004), a digital feature about two corrupt cops and the woman they love. $8 7:30 p.m.


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