“Sing-Along ‘Grease’” (1978) at the Cerrito, Thursday, February 11, at 9:30 p.m.

The Cerrito Classics are back! Join the party at “Sing-Along ‘Grease’”! It’s all happening on Thursday, February 11, at 9:30.

Just in time for the Valentine’s Day weekend, is a special party. It’s unforgettable who’ll be there: Sandy, beautiful but prim (Olivia Newton-John) ; Danny Zuko, sexy greaser (John Travolta). And all their pals—the T-Birds in black jackets and the Pink Ladies, led by Rizzo (Stockard Channing).

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love at the beach over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re both now at Rydell High School, what will happen to the romance?

It plays out in exciting action—a drag race—and immortal songs: “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One That I Want!”, and many more. And you’ll be right there singing, too!

So, grab your special Valentine—you know who she or he is—and come to the party at the Cerrito. Dare we say it—“Be there or be square”?

“Sing-Along ‘Grease’” plays once only on Thursday, February 11, at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $8.50. Moviegoers are advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as the show 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

Don’t miss out on Scene! The atmospheric wine/food bar offers a special menu, including delicious panini, salads, flatbread, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie.

Free Movie at the Cerrito for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

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The Cerrito Theater will participate in this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showing “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” on Monday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m.

This movie is being shown as a PBS Independent Lens pop-up. It has an award for top documentary from the National Board of Review, and was chosen as audience favorite at the Riverrun International Film Festival. Admission will be free, and seating will be first-come, first served.

This screening will be part of an entire day of activities honoring Dr. King, including a parade from City Hall starting at 9:30 a.m., and a rally and program at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center starting at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that the City of El Cerrito Recreation Activity Guide listed the movie time in error. It will show at 5:00, not at the time listed in the guide.

You can see the trailer here, and you can learn more about the movie and event here and here.

Happy New Year from the Friends of the Cerrito Theater!

header_600w2016 is almost here. Unfortunately, due to contractual obligations with the studios, the Cerrito Theater won’t be showing a classic movie in January.

The good news is that we’re working on selecting movies for the rest of the year. We expect the Cerrito Classics series to resume on Thursday, February 11. We will make an announcement when we know more.

In the meantime, have a Happy New Year and a great January!