“Funny Girl” (1968) at the Cerrito, Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m.

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Source: imdb.com

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Barbra Streisand’s role of a lifetime!

Barbra Streisand was born to play the title role in “Funny Girl” (1968). Streisand’s depiction of legendary entertainer Fanny Brice perfectly captures her own talent and relentless drive as well. Prior to the movie, Streisand had starred in the mega-hit Broadway show of the same name.

“Funny Girl” tells the story of comedienne Fanny Brice, who fast-talked her way into show business, certain that she’s going to become “The Greatest Star.” She was an instant hit in the Ziegfeld Follies and soon fell into a tempestuous relationship with big-time gambler Nicky Arnstein, played by Omar Sharif. Their love affair is the red-hot center of the movie.

Full of showstopping musical numbers by Streisand, including “My Man,” “Second Hand Rose,” “People” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” the movie swept the Oscars, winning Best Picture, Best Actress for Streisand, and three other Oscars. It was also the top-grossing movie of the year.

Come see what all the excitement was about!

“Funny Girl” plays once only on Thursday, January 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.

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.

“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).