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Grand Lake Theatre
Oakland, CA
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NOIR CITY, a Bay Area cultural institution since 2003, returns from COVID-19 hiatus for an incisive and inspiring four-day film festival at a new venue, Oakland's historic Grand Lake Theatre. Produced, programmed and hosted by Eddie Muller, this year's edition, subtitled "They Tried to Warn Us!" showcases 12 movies from mid-twentieth-century Hollywood sure to resonate with contemporary viewers. "Film noir is revered for its incredible sass and style," Muller says, "but many of the films were also warning flares about issues that still plague our culture more than seventy years later." Included in this year's lineup are shockingly prescient films focusing on megalomaniacal politicians, corrupt businessmen, neo-Nazis, racism, anti-Semitism, sexual predators, serial killers, police brutality--even a viral epidemic! This NOIR CITY program could not be more timely or topical. "That said, this isn't like taking your medicine," Muller notes. "It will be a restorative tonic for folks eager to see classic movies again on a big screen and enjoy, with the prescribed protocols, a return to the party atmosphere NOIR CITY is famous for."

Secure your spot for 2022's NOIR CITY with an all-access NOIR CITY 19 PASSPORT for $100. This all-access festival pass grants the bearer:

- Entry to all 12 films during NOIR CITY 19 (a $30 savings over individual ticket purchases)

- Separate passport holders' queue for early admittance to the theater for all shows

All FNF proceeds from the NOIR CITY festival help fund the Film Noir Foundation's restoration and preservation efforts year-round. This is your chance to have a terrific time AND preserve a valuable art form. The perfect holiday gift for the film lover in your family!

Note: NOIR CITY Passports are non-transferable. All sales are final. Patrons MUST arrive 30 minutes before show time to be guaranteed a seat!

Proof of vaccination required  |  Mask protocol enforced


Grand Lake Theatre (View)
3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
United States


Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: NOIR CITY presented by the Film Noir Foundation
On BPT Since: Nov 08, 2005
Anne Hockens


Question: Hello! I just wanted to ask a quick question about the festival pass....since will call is the only option, do I have to wait until the festival starts to pick it up, or will I be able to pick it up at the theater sometime in advance? Please let me know, thank you!
Answer: Hello! Yes, you'll need to wait until the festival to pick up the passports. If you want to give someone a passport as a physical gift, you can print and package up the Brown Paper Tickets receipt and give them that; they can exchange it for the official passport at the theater before the first NOIR CITY show they attend. Ideally you'd buy it in their name. Thanks!
Question: We would like to go to the Noir City Festival in January 2022.We will be travelling from Ireland. Will our Euro Covid Vacination Passport be acceptable at the theatrem
Answer: Yes, they are acceptable. You will need to follow the mask protocols at the theatre.
Question: Hello: Has this event partnered with a hotel for a special rate?If so- how do we access it and is there shuttle service?
Answer: Yes! Visit http://noircity.com/directions.html (scroll down) for the latest in this department. More options may be added in the coming weeks.

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