“The Wiz” (1979) at the Cerrito, Thursday, December 11, at 7 p.m.

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See a whole new Oz, with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Richard Pryor!

You’ve been to Oz before, but never like this. Come see a fantastic, reimagined musical that sees Dorothy, played by Diana Ross, transported by a snowstorm into a land that is entirely new to her.

She and her little dog find themselves in a phantasmagorical version of Manhattan. They make new friends: a scarecrow from a junkyard, played by Michael Jackson. Also a broken-down tinman from a decaying amusement park, played by Nipsey Russell. And the third new friend is a cowardly lion (Ted Ross) who has been pretending to be a statue.

The four of them have many amazing adventures and close calls with the Wicked Witch of the West, as they go off in search of the Wiz—Richard Pryor—who can grant their wishes.

“The Wiz” was a huge hit on Broadway, and then was made into this delightful film, directed by Sidney Lumet.

“The Wiz” plays once only on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00. All seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Pre-show Slideshow Presentation

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.

Scene

Once you visit Scene, you’ll want to come again and again. It’s the atmospheric wine/food bar on the right side of the lobby–a great place to enjoy a special menu, such as panini, snacks, and salads—or have them brought to your seat while you enjoy the movie! Scene opens daily at 4:30, with happy hour prices until 6:00.

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis at the Cerrito and Elmwood

2014_apple_cer_bigSee Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis at the Cerrito or Elmwood!

The Cerrito and Elmwood theaters are participating in a new event: for the first time in its 37 year history, New York’s original one-ring circus Big Apple Circus will beam a performance of METAMORPHOSIS, its new show for all ages, into hundreds of movie theaters across the US, Canada, and around the world.This is a real Big Top Circus with traditional circus arts and featuring original sets, music and choreography. The New York Times says about it, “A buoyant feast of universal fun…inspired…superb…it’s hard not to be amazed,” while the Washington Post calls it a ” “jaw dropping…awe-inspiring one-ring wonder.”

There will be only one showing of “Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis” at the Cerrito, on Saturday, November 15 at 10 a.m. (just right for an outing with young children). There will be three showings at the Elmwood, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 22 and November 29, and again at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 4.

You can read more about “Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis” at the Rialto Cerrito web site. Admission is between $12.50 and $15. You can buy tickets at the box office or online (for the Cerrito click here, and for the Elmwood click here).

Chaplin Shorts (1916 & 1917) at the Cerrito, Thursday, November 13, at 7 p.m.

Come celebrate the birth of “The Little Tramp”!

Charles Chaplin created his beloved “Little Tramp” one hundred years ago, and it still has worldwide appeal. Now, the prints have been beautifully restored, and Cerrito Classics is proud to show four of the best Chaplin shorts, one night only.

THE PAWNSHOP
One of Chaplin’s most celebrated and surreal shorts, including the famous “sick” alarm clock gag. 1916, black & white, silent

THE RINK
Charlie Chaplin skates circles around his antagonists, figuratively, waiting tables in a swanky restaurant, and literally, at the rink next door, in one of his best-loved two-reelers. 1916, black & white, silent

THE IMMIGRANT
One of Chaplin’s signature works, praised by fellow filmmakers the world over, including Elia Kazan, Francis Ford Coppola, Ousmane Sembene and Satyajit Ray. 1917, black & white, silent

THE ADVENTURER
After a daring escape from prison, the Tramp saves Edna Purviance and her mother from drowning, and is taken into their home. But Edna’s jealous suitor Eric Campbell does his darnedest to have him removed. 1917, black & white, silent

Chaplin shorts play only once on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00. All seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Pre-show Slideshow Presentation

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.

Scene

Check out Scene, the atmospheric wine/food bar on the right side of the lobby. It’s a great place to enjoy a special menu, such as panini, snacks, and salads—or you can have them brought to your seat while youu enjoy the movie! Scene opens daily at 4:30, with happy hour prices until 6:00.