“The Postman Always Rings Twice,” (1946) at the Cerrito, Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

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Lana Turner and John Garfield Smolder!

James M. Cain’s explosive novel “The Postman Always Rings Twice” was a huge success in 1934, but Hollywood’s censorship board, The Hays Office, wouldn’t allow it to be filmed until 1946. It is a dark allegory of amorality and its consequences.

Lana Turner stars as a blond vamp, trapped in a marriage to an ordinary middle-aged man (Cecil Kellaway) who runs a diner. She is burning to have “something better.” You won’t forget her first encounter with drifter John Garfield, who happens to come into the diner.

You also definitely won’t forget what unfolds among the three of them. Actor Hume Cronyn also has a key role.

Don’t miss this incendiary film noir, directed by Tay Garnett.

“The Postman Always Rings Twice” plays on Thursday, July 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.

Scene

Check out Scene, on the right side of the lobby. 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. Scene opens daily at 4:30 and is a great place to visit–even when you’re not going to a movie.

Cerrito Classics: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), on Thursday, June 12, 7 pm

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Don’t miss this brilliant black comedy

Director Stanley Kubrick skewers the nuclear age—in the wake of the Cuban missile crisis—with a dazzling cast.  Peter Sellers got an Oscar nomination for portraying three wildly different roles: inept U.S. President Merkin Muffley, British Air Force captain Lionel Mandrake, and the title character, Dr. Strangelove. But also not to be missed is the deranged U.S. General Jack D. Ripper played by Sterling Hayden, as well as a standout role by George C. Scott as Air Force Chief of Staff Buck Turgidson. Other notable star turns include James Earl Jones, Slim Pickens, and Keenan Wynn. The movie, and director Stanley Kubrick were Oscar-nominated.

“Dr. Strangelove” is listed third on the American Film Institute’s ranking of the top 100 comedies.

“Dr. Strangelove” plays on Thursday, June 12 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.

Check out The Scene, on the right side of the lobby. 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.