Visit the PARKWAY THEATRE
The Parkway is the coolest cinema that I have ever been to. It is cheap - admission is $5 and there is a 2 for 1 special on Wednesdays. Down at the front of the cinema there are couches where you can relax (similar to the comfort of your own home) but the best thing of all is that they will deliver pizza, beer and popcorn throughout the movie. You may think that this would be disruptive, but it isn't - it is a very WELCOME interruption!!!
It's almost worth the price of admission, whatever that is, to see the fantastic interior of this ornate art-deco theater in downtown Oakland. It's the most amazing that I've seen.