Recession Hits Speakeasy Theaters

Just a quick note on changes to Speakeasy’s Parkway and Cerrito. Mostly the Parkway.

I guess the Parkway must be losing some momentum, customer-wise. First, Speakeasy spokeperson Will Viharo announced that his Thrillville series, which he’s been splitting between the two theaters, will find its permanent home at the Cerrito. Then, just this week, he tells us that starting in June, the Parkway will be closed Monday nights (formerly its Baby Brigade night).

Well, maybe not to everyone every Monday night. At some point in the near future, it will be available that night for private parties.

Meanwhile, both theaters will offer a packaged “cheap date” starting this Friday. For $35 you get two admissions, a 10” pizza with up to toppings, a bowl of popcorn, and either a bottle of house wine or a pitcher of beer (two pints of beer at the Cerrito, which apparently doesn’t have pitchers).