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Published March 13th, 2024
'Rebel without a cause' (1955) comes to the Orinda Theatre March 26
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The ongoing Hollywood Orinda Classic Movie Matinees brings James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, and Dennis Hopper in director Nicholas Ray's groundbreaking dramatic story of post-war teenage angst unleashed, "Rebel without a cause". One show only, Tuesday afternoon, March 26 at 1 p.m. This matinee recreates the experience of what it was like to see this great film when it"was new and played at the theatre originally on the giant, CinemaScope screen."
The Orinda Classic Movie Matinees are introduced by Matias Bombal, 56, syndicated radio film critic of "Matias Bombal's Hollywood" and former repertory movie theatre manager. Bombal has worked in vintage movie palaces throughout his career, including the Crest in Sacramento, the FOX California in Stockton, and was a Dec-O-Win announcer some years ago at the Oakland Paramount for their sadly long-defunct movie classic series. He is a member of the Critics Choice Association, The Association of Moving Image Archivists, and The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Recently, he was the emcee for the multi-day California Independent Film Festival at the Orinda Theatre and was well received by East Bay audiences.
Bombal feels that the great value and importance of this Orinda series is the chance to see these great films in the most ideal setting; as the original audiences did when the movies were new. He explains, "The place you see a movie in, the surrounding and those watching with you is as vital to the experience as the films themselves. The combined elements work in tandem to create a lasting memory. The Orinda Theatre of Orinda, California is one of very few remaining theatres showing movies where you may experience this." The vintage movie going era is authentically recreated with vintage previews and occasional selected short subjects allowing for true time-travel to another era.
The series continues with "San Francisco" (with the original 1936 ending) on April 30, "North by Northwest" on May 28, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on June 25 and "The Bad and the Beautiful" on July 30. The Orinda Theatre employs qualified union projectionists for these special presentations from Local 107 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, IATSE.
The Orinda Theatre is located at 4 Orinda Square #3308, Orinda, California, 94563. Validated parking available in a garage on the same block as the theatre as well as on-street parking." BART: Orinda Station, steps from the theatre. Tickets, $10,"available at the door.""
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