Ode to Oakland 3 | The Marquee at Grand Lake Theater
Where else is the marquee at the historic movie theatre the town's un-official official political gathering point? Wether it's driving by on 580 (the sign is made for such political perspective) or walking Grand Ave, the marquee booms out an invitation to political dialog in a way that is unabashedly liberal and poignantly direct. Allen Michaan, owner since 1980, is also political in his business plan not enforing R ratings on movies by Michael Moore in order to empower teens to expand their political perspective through film. Here was the message of this week aimed at the city council.