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Saturday, February 17, 2007

There is a There There in El Cerrito!

We've been home in Berkeley for over 30 years... and only learned a few years ago that there was a movie theater hidden on San Pablo Avenue.

The Friends of the Cerrito Theater has done a marvelous job bringing it back to life!

We've had an intense week and I told Carol "I'll take you to the movies!" I really enjoy the Oaks Theater on Solano, and the Cerrito Theater in El Cerrito. so checked out the schedule and saw that Babel was playing.

Got to the theater for in time to get a table and order one of each of the 4 basic food groups - beer, popcorn, a burger, and a salad!

And the movie - WOW! It's intense.. and not for everyone... but we really enjoyed it. The last movie we saw was Pan's Labyrinth... also by a Hispanic Director. Another intense movie, and definitely has some very disturbing images... but well worth considering.


I drove down San Pablo Avenue, through Albany, on the way to our Thousand Oaks home... and once again saw the terrific neon at the Albany Bowl. Dropped Carol off at home and went back down to take pictures.

The fountain photo reminded me of an Edward Hopper painting. When I showed Carol the photo she said "oh... looks like you're in a Hopper mood" What do you think?

Here's a photo a friend took of us having coffee at one of Berkeley's many coffee houses.

Ira

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