Cerrito Classics: Blazing Saddles (1974) on Thursday, May 8, 7 pm

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Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film’s sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics.

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“Blazing Saddles” plays on Thursday, May 8 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.

Have you tried The Scene? The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.  The Scene opens daily at 4:30 and is a great place to visit–even when you’re not going to a movie.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) on Thursday, April 10, 7 pm

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Poster

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Steven Spielberg followed Jaws (1975), his first major box-office success, with this epic science fiction adventure about a disparate group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an electrical lineman who, while sent out on emergency repairs, witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Neary’s wife and children are at first skeptical, then concerned, and eventually fearful, as Roy refuses to accept a “logical” explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his job, his home, and his family to pursue the “truth” about UFOs. Neary’s obsession eventually puts him in contact with others who’ve had close encounters with alien spacecraft, including Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother whose son disappeared during her UFO experience, and Claude Lacombe (celebrated French filmmaker Franois Truffaut), a French researcher who believes that we can use a musical language to communicate with alien visitors. Lacombe’s theory is put to the test when a band of government researchers and underground UFO enthusiasts (including Neary) join for an exchange with alien visitors near Devil’s Tower, Wyoming.

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“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” plays on Thursday, April 10 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 video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.

Have you tried The Scene? The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944) on Thursday, March 13, 7pm

The incomparable Judy Garland was at the top of her form in “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944), just four years after the triumph of “The Wizard of Oz.”

In “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Vincente Minnelli, soon to be Garland’s husband, captured a vivid portrait of the innocence of American life just after the turn of the century.

Taking place over the course of a year in St. Louis, the story shows Garland, along with her brother and three sisters, in the time leading up to the big 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

The surfaces are glistening and nostalgic, but there is an undercurrent of change going on in the country as well as within the family. The father has announced that he is accepting a promotion to New York City, and the teenage children find this a big disruption to their romantic stirrings.

The big screen sparkles with Technicolor and Garland delivers with songs such as “The Trolley Song” and “The Boy Next Door.” Marjorie Main is reliably comical as the family maid, and Margaret O’Brien excels as the impish little sister.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” plays on Thursday, March 13 at 7:00PM–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.

Have you tried The Scene? The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.