Oakland movie house to close doors

March 20, 2009 9:23:55 PM PDT
A popular Oakland movie house has become the latest victim of the economy.

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The Parkway Speak-Easy Theater is about to close.

It's not your typical movie house; you can see second-run films and documentaries while sitting on couches and lounge chairs, for just $5.

Beer, wine and pizza were as common as popcorn here. Also, parents were welcome to bring infants, on Monday nights.

The Parkway Speak-Easy's last show is on Sunday, but its sister theater, The Cerrito in El Cerrito, will remain open.

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