Grand Lake Theater; New Parkway; Plank; The Terrace Room
The Grand Lake Theater, Jessie says, has “stood the test of time”; dating back to 1926, it still features a classic marquee, ornate decor and, every Friday and Saturday night, the musical stylings of a live organ player. Plus, Jessie notes, “its ticket prices are a bargain by today's standards.”
Alternatively, she suggests heading to Plank in Jack London Square for arcade games and bowling. (When it’s not raining, the venue also offers outdoor bocce ball courts.)
Diane says the “huge window overlooking Lake Merritt” at The Terrace Room restaurant is perfect for watching the rain without getting drenched. Or, she says, people should head to The New Parkway (“obviously!”) to select from mainstream hits, classic films and quirky oddities.