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Flashback Films in Berkeley

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Although I call myself a film buff, I could lose a lot of credibility considering there are some “classics” I’ve never seen. Let’s just say one that I haven’t seen rhymes with “Pasablanca”. I call myself a comedy nerd but I’ve never seen a certain Monty Python movie about someone named Brian. Thank god the fine folks at the UA Berkeley 7 theater run Flashback Thursdays- every Thursday at 8pm, they show a classic or cult favorite for only five bucks.

Although you could easily watch some of these on Netflix, iTunes, or what have you, there’s just something about the group viewing experience of a beloved movie that makes it better. And gives you comfort in knowing that other people love 10 Things I Hate About You as much as you do and sing along with Heath Ledger or that you are not the only one who bawls at the end of Starman (she’ll never see him again, you guys!). Plus, there’s sometimes FREE trivia and popcorn.

The Spring season is just starting, with Jurassic Park scheduled for Thursday, January 12. The upcoming weeks include Rear Window, Ghostbusters, Harold and Maude, and The Big Lebowski  among others. You can stay updated on the schedule and vote for your favorites by joining the Facebook group.

Flashback Films
Every Thursday at 8:00pm
UA Berkeley 7
$5
2274 Shattuck Avenue [between Bancroft and Kittredge]
[Downtown Berkeley]

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Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur

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Robin was raised in the shopping malls of suburban Long Island, New York. As a teenager, her life goals were to become a writer and marry Bret Michaels. After attending college at the University of Delaware (yes, in the state of Delaware) and earning a graduate degree educationl at NYU, she's achieved only one of those goals. Along with writing, Robin enjoys performing improv comedy, internet memes, cross-stitch, and showing off her alarmingly extensive knowledge of obscure pop culture trivia. Currently, Robin resides in Oakland, CA and is writing a book about the 1980s teen book series, Sweet Valley High.