Pyramid Brewery in partnership with Epic Arts presents movies under the stars...

Six Saturdays! - August 19 thru September 30 (no show 9/2 Labor Day)
ALL AGES - $5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

(Starting times are approximate...hey, it's Summer!)

The Pyramid Alehouse in Berkeley (located at the corner of Gilman and 8th Street, Berkeley - map) welcomes back a popular summer tradition with the return of the annual Pyramid Alehouse Outdoor Cinema Series, this year partnering with Epic Arts to bring even more fun, live music, and new people to the festivities. The Pyramid Outdoor Cinema features favorite cult classics projected on a large screen in the giant open-air brewery parking lot. The movies will show every Saturday beginning Aug 19th through September 30th, no show September 2nd. Pyramid beers and Thomas Kemper root beer on tap and a full menu available all night. $5 suggested donation and beer sales help benefit Epic Arts' ongoing community arts programming. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Audience participants are asked to bring their own seating for the showings. Chairs are easiest, but rolling sofas, four poster beds, recliners, patio furniture, or even a comfortable canoe are seating possibilities that have shown up in the past.

(click film titles and band names for more info)

8/19 – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (music by the JewGrass Boys and the JJ Schultz Band, presented by the Twang Cafe!)

8/26 – Young Frankenstein (music by the fabulously funny Cotton Candy Cabaret)

9/9 – Notorious (Hitchcock) (music by Oaktown's notorious country divas, Loretta Lynch)

9/16 – Planet of the Apes (music by Inspector Double Negative, presented by

9/23 – This is Spinal Tap (be sure to come in time to rock out with the Rocket Queens)

9/30 - The Seven Year Itch (music by Project Pimento, world's only Theramin Lounge band)

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

Legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) display perfect comedic timing and charisma as they pull off heist after heist in this Oscar-winning film from director George Roy Hill. To evade a relentless posse, the boys flee to Bolivia, thinking they'll find easier pickings there. But trouble finds the fugitives wherever they go, and soon, the charming desperadoes are on the run again.

Young Frankenstein

Shot in glorious black and white, writer-director Mel Brooks' finest work both parodies and salutes the 1930s Frankenstein movies. Co-writer Gene Wilder soars as mad scientist Frederich Frankenstein ("Fronkensteen!" he insists), with hilarious support from Marty Feldman as Igor, Peter Boyle as the monster, Teri Garr, and the late, great Madeline Kahn. The DVD provides a beaker full of extras.


This top-notch Hitchcock espionage thriller builds to an incredibly suspenseful climax. Government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) to spy on her father's influential Nazi friends. As part of her cover, she marries ringleader Claude Rains, but finds she's falling in love with Grant. The 360-degree camera pan around a smitten Grant and Bergman ranks as one of the screen's hottest love scenes.

Planet of the Apes

Charlton Heston stars in one of the '60s' most beloved camp classics. Bewildered astronaut George Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a strange planet ruled by intelligent apes who use primitive humans for experimentation and sport. Taylor quickly finds himself among the hunted as he struggles to escape the apes' power -- and uncover their darkest secret.

This is Spinal Tap

This satire about a fictional heavy metal group named Spinal Tap spoofs nearly every facet of rock 'n' roll -- from vacuous modern songwriting to half-baked album promos to pyrotechnic concerts. Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer portray the washed-up, aging British rockers whose tresses and egos outstrip their talent. Chronicling the band's evolution and its calamitous comeback tour is filmmaker Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner).

The Seven Year Itch

After packing off wife and son for the summer, doughy middle-aged publisher Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) lets hi imagination run wild, fantasizing about erstwhile ladyloves -- and his curvaceous new neighbor (Marilyn Monroe). Inviting her over for a drink, Richard plans to sweep her off her feet and into the bedroom. But then he imagines that his flights of fancy are airing nationwide, with his wife in the audience.


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