Category Archives: Movies

Free Movie Screening – National Geographic “Science Fair”

Meet the young geeks upon whom your future depends: Kashfia is one of the only Muslim students at an enormous school in South Dakota, and takes an inventive approach to studying the human brain; Myllena and Gabriel are two teens from an impoverished region of Brazil, whose research can help stop the spread of the Zika virus; and Robbie is a passionate teen from West Virginia who is obsessed with number theory, Kanye West, and artificial intelligence. These are some of the nine students featured in the National Geographic film “Science Fair”,  which won audience awards at SXSW and the Sundance Film Festival.
Castro Valley Science, in conjunction with the Castro Valley Educational Foundation, invites the East Bay and community to a very special screening of this quirky and inspiring film. It will be shown at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 10.  Attendance is free but registration is required at

Short film making – cinematographer / senior citizen actor

Hello Everyone, We are currently looking for cinematographer and a senior citizen actor for our short film.  We are a very small team of enthusiastic film makers (just like a hobby)..  shot one before, and have received positive reviews..
If you are interested to join us or help us in cinematography/editing, please feel free to drop me an email to rganesh8…@y…com.

For Here or To Go? Movie Opening in Hacienda

Opening Friday, March 31 at Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 in Dublin, as well as 4 other movie theaters in the Bay Area. Local  filmmakers, director Rucha Humnabadkar and writer-producer Rishi Bhilawadikar, invite you to attend opening weekend of the theatrical release of their film “For Here or To Go?” – a light-hearted narrative inspired by true events sharing the untold story of Indian immigrants in America as they strive to make a home away from home. Starring Ali Fazal (Furious 7, Fukrey), Melanie Chandra (CBS’s Code Black), Rajit Kapur (Making of the Mahatma), Amitosh Nagpal (Besharam), Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots), Samrat Chakrabarti (Viceroy’s House), and Bay Area local actor Keith Stevenson. RSVP to our Facebook event and bring your friends and co-workers (even if they have never had a samosa!) –

Tulip After School – Dublin Now Enrolling!!

Free Movie Night for Kids…..and parents take a break!
Limited seats available to register.

We are hosting Movie Nights for Kids (Grades K to 5) every Friday of May. Drop off the kids, and while we take care of them, spend some quality time with your significant other! The first time you drop off your child(ren), the event is free. For every subsequent time, there is a nominal charge of $5 per child. Some rules – no exceptions:
– Open to children from Grades K to 5 only
– Call (925) 679-5431 or email [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] to register. We will send you a confirmation email and legal waiver forms that must be shown at the door.
Friday, May 2nd, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, May 9th, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, May 16th, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, May 23rd, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, May 30th, 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Tulip After School – Dublin
4078 Grafton Street, CA 94568

After School Program and Summer Camps

Hindi movie Race 2 at Regal Hacienda Crossings in Dublin

Bollywood movie Race 2 is playing at the Regal Hacienda Crossings in Dublin starting this Friday 01/25. Its an anticipated sequel to 2008 suspense thriller Race featuring mainstream actors and is first major release of the year.
Looks like Regal at the Hacienda Crossings may be trying to see what kind of a response does a Hindi movie elicit in Tri Valley area. This may be an extension of the trend from other Bay Area theatres like Century in Union City and Fremont, AMC Mercado in Santa Clara, UA in Emeryville where the mainstream theaters find good business in showing Bollywood releases. This is apart of Big Cinemas in Fremont that exclusively shows films from different languages in India.
With increasing Indian origin population in the Tri Valley area, perhaps its a good chance for folks to flock there, and demonstrate that indeed there is a market. If this trend continues then, it will be one less drive to Fremont or Union city.

Wanna be Indian extras for a bollywood/tollywood film shoot – livermore?

Hi friends, on Oct 5,6,7 (fri/sat/sun) , we are looking for Indian “extras” in our bollywood/tollywood movie for a puja scene shoot in a livermore picturesque house.

If you are interested to come on any one or all days with (without) your families, email to [email protected] for more details. .

Food and film credit will be provided. No pay. Any age more than 10 yrs old will work. It will be a fun event.

Indian movie theater scene warming up in bay area

Watching Indian movies in Theaters in the bay area is a warming up scene – but with all the desi population, it surely has potential to hotten up. For tri-valley folks, not only did recently Naz and IMC got acquired by Big Cinemas, and reopened, at only 20 miles away, the Brenden 14 theater in Concord across the street from Swagat is also beginning to show a hindi movie or two.
(If you can’t find the hindi movie listing on yahoomovies, you will find the timings on You can even get two tickets for 14.99 in Concord, Modesto or Vacaville Costco. There are over 800 free parking spaces.
As an illustration, Rajneeti is playing from July 4 (1:05 4:35 8:10), next to Sex and the City 2. They are also developing some reputation for some sumptuous samasos they have on sale with the Hindi show.)

AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara, UA Emery Bay in Emeryville, Century 25 Union Landing in Union City, and Cinedome 7 Newark also show first run Hindi movies.

When Naz cinema closed in Fremont early this year, there were rumours that it closed due to rat infestations! But no, it actually got purchased by Big Cinemas, Anil Ambanis entertainment company which is out there purchasing all such theatres in the US.
For all its notoriety with filth, you could actually book tickets in advance online, and they were also pragmatic enough to often show subtitles. What if bad customer service was part of the entertainment!
The replacement of Naz, Big Cinemas Fremont 7 opened in Feb. They apparently have $5 Tuesdays, Real tickets! (Not raffle tickets!), there is a courteous staff that tells you to enjoy the show, and smiles!! They offer Matinee for all films before 6:00 pm — and they actually have shows before 6pm!

  • Big Cinemas Fremont 7, 39160 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont.
  • UA Emory Bay Stadium 10, 6330 Christie Ave, Emeryville.
  • Century 25 Union Landing, 32100 Union Landing, Union City.
  • Cinedome 7, 6000 New Park Mall, Newark.
  • AMC Mercado 20, 3111 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara.
  • Brenden 14 1985 Willow Pass Road Concord.

Hopefully more can be added to this list soon!