The Alameda Magazine has a great history of the recently re-opened Alameda Theater. My wife and were there last night to see Get Smart. The theater is exquisite, with much of the original Art Deco restored. If you live in the Bay Area you should check it out. Just check first what is playing on the big screen, it’s a special place. Postscript: Check out this little animated video about the theater. It takes a few minutes for the Quicktime to load and start (why don’t they upload it to YouTube?!?). They showed this on the big screen before the feature started.