April 21, 2009

The Cerrito Speakeasy to Stay Open, for Now?

The Oakland Tribune reports that the theater's operator has changed their mind about closing and is trying to keep the operation running:

"Less than a month after the Parkway Speakeasy Theater closed, the operators announced in an e-mail to city officials last week that they were pulling out of their second location, the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater on San Pablo Avenue. Then they quickly changed their minds.

'We have no intention of leaving,' said Catherine Fischer, who has been operating the cinema with her husband, Kyle, as Downey Street Productions since the Cerrito opened in 2006. 'We'll continue operating and doing the best we can.'"

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