The world's most popular film noir festival, NOIR CITY, returns to Oakland's Grand Lake Theatre January 19-28, 2024.
Festival devotees will enjoy ten dark days of noir-themed double features as they were meant to be seen—on the big screen in a historic movie palace. Hosted by FNF founder and TCM host Eddie Muller, this year's program of double features pairs one English-language noir with one similarly themed international noir.
→ The complete schedule of 24 films to be announced December 20, 2023 here on NoirCity.com.
SECURE Y0UR SPOT!
Secure your spot for all the darkness with an all-access NOIR CITY 21 PASSPORT. This all-access festival pass grants the bearer:
✽ Entry to all 24 films (12 double features) during the 10-day NOIR CITY 21 festival
✽ Separate passport holders' queue for early admittance to the theater for all shows
✽ $40 savings over individually purchased double feature tickets
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT
Proceeds from the NOIR CITY festival help fund the FNF's restoration and preservation efforts year-round. Remember — the NOIR CITY Passport makes a perfect holiday gift for the film lover in your family, too!
NOTE: NOIR CITY Passports are non-transferable. All sales are final. Patrons MUST arrive 30 minutes before show time to be guaranteed a seat!
DIRECTIONS TO THE GRAND LAKE THEATRE
The Grand Lake Theatre is located at 3200 Grand Avenue and Lake Park Avenue in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland, California.
FROM SAN FRANCISCO, BERKELEY, CONTRA COSTA AREAS
Take Hwy 580 East. Exit at Grand Avenue in Oakland.
Turn Left onto Grand Avenue. The theater is one block off the 580 freeway.
BART From the 19th St. BART Station (Broadway and 20th St., AC Transit stop #57111): the AC Transit bus #12 runs alongside Lake Merritt and drops off by the Grand Lake Theatre at Lakepark & Grand Avenue.
Returning to BART, the #12 bustop lies directly across the street from the theater (Grand Ave and Santa Clara, AC Transit stop #57077). Real times updates are available by calling 511 and providing the AC Transit stop number.
From MacArthur BART Station (40th St. and MacArthur Blvd): take the AC Transit bus #57 to MacArthur Blvd & Grand Avenue, two blocks from the theater. Returning to MacArthur BART, take the #57 Emeryville at Lake Park and Grand Avenue, AC Transit stop #54443.
Take Hwy 580 West. Exit at Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland. Go straight onto Lakepark Avenue. The Grand Lake is two blocks away on the right hand side.
BART Take Richmond BART to 19th Street Station. Transfer to AC Transit bus #12, to Lakepark & Grand Avenue.
The City of Oakland parking lot, located under the 580 freeway, has free spaces after 6pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Permit parking is in force Monday through Friday until 6pm. Paid kiosk parking is in force Monday - Saturday until 6pm. Please read signs carefully and park accordingly.
Free spaces can be located in the neighborhood surrounding the theater. There is metered street parking and parking lots around the theater. Kiosk metered parking is enforced from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday (check parking kiosks for details). The current rate is $2.00 per hour. In the evening metered spaces are free after kiosk metering ends at 6pm.
2024 NOIR CITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Moxy Oakland Downtown
Need a hotel for NOIR CITY 21? We can recommend The Moxy Oakland Downtown. Located at 2225 Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, the hotel is 1.3 miles from the Grand Lake Theatre.
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