Old Monterey District Blog

The Curtis Gallery, located at 451 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is now offering a limited selection of vintage prints. Are you a Curtis collector? If not, come by The Curtis Gallery for inspiration and special holiday pricing. Receive a complimentary vintage print with the purchase of a photogravure copper plate.

For more information, please phone The Curtis Gallery at 831-920-1405.

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The Old Monterey Business Association announces the 2019 Downtown Business Awards!

Best Downtown Small Business
Sur Burger

Most Inviting Business
MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company

Best New Restaurant
Alta Bakery and Cafe

Most Innovative Business
Cult Taco

Best Downtown "Meet Up" Spot
TZONE Monterey

Best Window Display
Butterfly Boutique

Best Business Renovation
Peet's Coffee and Jacks Terrace at Portola Hotel & Spa

2019 It's Happening Now Award
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Downtown Anchor Award
Rosine's Restaurant

Old Monterey Impact Award
Golden State Theatre / Selfieville

2019 Business Partnership
Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival

Best Downtown Holiday Traditional Event
Ice Skating by the Bay

Downtown Street Beat Award
Uretsky Security

Best New Downtown Community Event
Monterey Peninsula Pride Celebration

Best Downtown Beautification Project
Sandy Freeman & the Alvarado Maintenance District

In Great Appreciation
Louie Marcuzzo

The Old Monterey Business Association (OMBA) is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing and promoting the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey. We strive to enhance and promote the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey as well as maintaining the Downtown as a unique retail, entertainment, and commercial center for both residents and visitors of Old Monterey....Read More

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New at Grace Lifestyle Boutique this week: faux leather leggings and faux suede vests! At Grace, we're are all about faux leather, faux suede, and faux fur. We like to Go Faux in support of our furry friends. You can find us at 459 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Osio Theater Membership Drive - Save 10%

Posted on December 7th, 2019 by Osio Theater

This year for the holidays, purchase an Osio Theater membership! They make great gifts for locals. We're now offering 10% off all membership fees, November 29 - December 25, 2019.

Already have a membership? If you renew now, you get 10% off your renewal and your membership will update at its original purchase time.

Osio Theater offers four membership levels with amazing perks. Our basic membership level, called "Cinematographer," is now priced at $90 for a single membership (usually $100), or $162 for a couple's membership (usually $180). Perks include:

1) Membership Card

2) $7 flat rate admission for all regular showtimes (excludes special events and fundraisers)

3) Invitation to member-only events such as early previews of movies and annual Academy Awards party

4) Exclusive concession packages including discounts on beer/wine and free refills of large popcorn

5) Free member screenings and invites

6) Sneak previews of films

7) No service charges on internet ticketing

Your membership is essential for Osio's continued success as a local non-profit that brings great cinema to you and youth film education to our community. Your membership fees contributes to our new youth education programs, fund theater renovations, and ensure quality film offerings. Thank you! Visit us at 350 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Spa on the Plaza is now offering two luscious holiday specials. Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Rose Oil Body Massage
$130 for 50 minutes
This is a truly transformative massage using organic rose essential oils and steamy compresses to hydrate the skin and calm your busy mind. It's sheer bliss!

Hydrating Facial
$175 for 80 minutes
A custom blend of oils and serums combined with a firming facial massage and mask will leave your skin feeling invigorated and possessing a youthful glow....Read More

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Rosine's Restaurant is holding a food and toy drive this holiday season to benefit the Salvation Army! From now until December 23, 2019, bring in three new cans of non-perishable food or one new unwrapped toy and receive a free small bite dessert with your meal. Rosine's, a family-owned business known locally for its wonderful cakes and cookies, is located at 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, December 6-12, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

THE AERONAUTS
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Set in 1862, wealthy young widow Amelia Wren and headstrong scientist James Glaisher mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other - and themselves - that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer.

MARRIAGE STORY
Weekdays at 6pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 6pm
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes Watch the trailer.

THE IRISHMAN
Daily at 1:45pm
An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries, and connections to mainstream politics. Watch the trailer.

PARASITE
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 1:30pm, 6:45pm
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between...Read More

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