Temescal Street Cinema

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The Temescal Street Cinema is a film festival that takes place weekly in the summer in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California in the United States. It showcases films by San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers.[1] The festival started in 2008. It was founded by Suzanne L’Heureux and Catarina Negrin.[2] Films are projected onto the exterior wall of the Bank of the West building on Telegraph Avenue.[1] Live music is performed before the films are shown.[3] Films shown include The Waiting Room. Approximately 200 people attend the showings. Questions and answer sessions are held with the filmmakers after the viewing.[1] The festival underwent a funding crisis in 2011. The festival was originally funded by the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District, who had to redistribute funding to other projects. The organizers held a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds. They successfully raised the money to fund the 2012 season.[2] In 2011, the festival was voted "Best Local Film Festival" in the Readers' Choice Poll in East Bay Express.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Beckles, Yirmeyah. "Temescal Street Cinema launches a new season of summer outdoor movies". Oakland North. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b McFadden, Cassie. "Kickstarting Temescal Street Cinema". Events. East Bay Express. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Ryan. "Temescal Street Cinema, now a neighborhood institution, must seek new funding". Oakland North. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Best Local Film Event". Best of the East Bay. East Bay Express. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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