Movie theater operators in Santa Clara County say virus-control restrictions make it unprofitable to reopen. Len Ramirez reports. (10-16-20)
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South Bay Theaters Stay Closed Despite Getting Green Light to ReopenMovie theater operators in Santa Clara County say virus-control restrictions make it unprofitable to reopen. Len Ramirez reports. (10-16-20)
Bay Area Movie Theaters Reopen but Will Audiences Show Up?One of the Bay Area's largest movie theater chains reopened its doors Friday but no one expects anything like a "boffo" box office. Andria Borba reports. (9-25-20)
San Francisco Opens Popup Movie Drive-in at Fort MasonSan Francisco's first drive-in theater welcomed movie goers at Fort Mason on Friday evening. Don Ford reports. (9-1-20)
Bay Area Fans Mourn Chadwick Boseman Acclaimed for Virtuoso PerformancesFamed for iconic roles as Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and King T’Challa, Chadwick Boseman touched hearts and lives and, on Saturday, Bay Area fans told Devin Fehely how Boseman personally inspired them. (8-29-20)
Oakland City Concilwoman Proposes Converting Coliseum Parking Lot to Drive-In TheaterOakland council member Rebecca Kaplan and others are working with the Coliseum authority to install massive screens in the parking lot of the Coliseum to show movies and live baseball to socially-distanced fans. Don Ford reports. (6-29-20)
AMC Theater Chain Says Survival in DoubtThe AMC theater chain reported in a financial filing that the company has “substantial doubt” it can stay in business due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Andria Borba reports. (6-4-20)
Raw Video: Cinequest Week 2 Postponed Due to Coronavirus ConcernsAt a news briefing on Saturday morning in San Jose, Cinequest co-founder Halfdan Hussey said the second week of the film, media and technology festival would be re-scheduled for August. (3-6-20)
Previewing the 92nd Academy AwardsCongress is rolling out the red carpet at the Dolby Theater, as Hollywood gets ready to honor last year's best and brightest. Chris Martinez reports. (2-7-20)
Bay Area Star Wars Fans Divided Over 'Rise of Skywalker'KPIX 5's Andrea Nakano reports from Pleasant Hill where she asked fans if they're satisfied or in need of "new hope" after this end to the space fantasy saga. (12-19-19)
Groundbreaking Technology Used in New Will Smith Film 'Gemini Man'A new Will Smith movie coming to theaters Friday night uses groundbreaking technology to turn the actor into a younger digital version of himself. Betty Yu reports. (10-11-19)
S.F. Police Step Up Security Outside Theaters Showing 'Joker'Thursday was opening night for the movie "Joker" and police in San Francisco weren't taking any chances amid security concerns. Christin Ayers reports. (10-3-19)
John Travolta Plays The Other Side Of The Limelight In New Thriller 'The Fanatic'John Travolta is taking on a whole new kind of character in his new thriller "The Fanatic." Betty Yu sat down with the star in San Francisco to talk about the film. (8-25-2019)
Documentary on AIDS Crisis Features Groundbreaking KPIX Reporting by Hank PlanteThe new documentary "5B," about America's first AIDS hospital ward, features historical news clips from KPIX reporter Hank Plante's continuing coverage of the crisis. Joe Vazquez reports. (8-15-19)
SJSU Student Filmmakers Bring Steinbeck Short Story to ScreenA short story by John Steinbeck that became the seed for his classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" has been adapted by San Jose State University student filmmakers. Len Ramirez reports. (8-9-19)
Antioch Movie Theater's Abrupt Closure Surprises CommunityThe AMC Deer Valley in Antioch abruptly shut down over the weekend. Community leaders believe being a commuter city contributed to the closure. Da Lin reports. (7-9-2019)
May the Fourth Be With You at North Bay Star Wars MuseumRancho Obi-Wan is a museum just outside Petaluma that houses what owner/curator Steve Sansweet says is the world’s largest privately-owned collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Mary Lee reports. (5-4-19)
Peter Mayhew, Actor Who Played Chewbacca, Dies at 74Actor Peter Mayhew who played shaggy, towering Chewbacca in several of the "Star Wars" films has died, his family said Thursday. (5-2-19)
Sportscaster/Director Rick Quan Shares His New Documentary On Former SF Mayor Ed LeeThe life of the late mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee is now the subject of a documentary. Jane Chin from the Chinese Historical Society and sportscaster/director Rick Quan talk to BAF host Michelle Griego about the film and Lee's life.
Steve McQueen Talks About The So-Called 'British Invasion' In Black CinemaDirector Steve McQueen was honored in San Francisco at SFFILM. BR producer Jan Mabry caught up with him on the red carpet and asked him about the so-called British invasion.
Los Gatos Rooting For Netflix With 10 Oscar Nominations For 'Roma'Oscar night, many Los Gatos residents are rooting for Netflix's film 'Roma,' with 10 nominations including Best Picture. Len Ramirez tells us the streaming company is now one of Hollywood's biggest players now.
Netflix Pleads With Public to Stop Staging Dangerous 'Bird Box' ChallengesA dangerous online fad inspired by the new Netflix movie Bird Box has the Los Gatos streaming company issuing a warning to stop before people get hurt. Betty Yu reports. (1-3-19)
Spike Lee's Talks About His Latest Joint 'BlacKkKlansman'Film director Spike Lee was in San Francisco for a special showing of his newest film, BlacKkKlansman at SFFILM. BR's Christin Ayers caught up with him on the red carpet.
Don't Miss FREE, A Documentary About The Award-Winning Destiny Arts Center In OaklandBay Area Focus producer Jan Mabry tells us about Destiny Arts Center, an after-school program in Oakland that's the subject of a new documentary titled, FREE -- young people creating their own destinies through the power of performance. Free is airing on PBS stations nationwide.
Chef Mosher Of Robert Mondavi Winery Pairs With Napa Film Festival FundraiserRobert Mondavi Winery teamed up with the Napa Valley Film Festival for a fundraiser and screening benefiting people affected by the wine country fires and brought delicious samples to share with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego.