“The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) at the Cerrito, Thursday, December 10, at 9:30 p.m.

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Visit “The Shop Around the Corner: for a warm holiday glow!

A charming Christmas-time story about romance turns the clock back to an earlier day—when shopping was done at small, specialty stores, not from big boxes or over the internet, “The Shop Around the Corner” foreshadows a major hit movie–“You’ve Got Mail,” which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Here, we’ve got James Stewart (to whom Tom Hanks is often compared) and Margaret Sullavan as a young couple who are falling in love–pen pals–without ever having seen each other. That’s what they think. In actuality, these two people are co-workers at a gift shop with a relationship that verges on abrasiveness.

Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch, “Shop Around the Corner” also stars Frank Morgan as the overbearing boss in the gift shop.

It’s a Classic that will bring just the right note of nostalgia to your holiday time.

“The Shop Around the Corner” plays once only on Thursday, December 10 at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $8.50. Moviegoers may get advance tickets at the box office or online. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Scene

Open from 4:30 until 10:00, Scene 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.

Sundar Shadi’s Gifts at the Cerrito, Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m.

On Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. the Cerrito Theater will show “Sundar Shadi’s Gifts.” The movie tells the story of long-time El Cerrito resident Sundar Shadi, his folk art Christmas display and his other contributions to the community.

For decades Mister Shadi put on an annual holiday display in the lot next to his home on Arlington Boulevard in El Cerrito. It grew quite elaborate over time, with stars, shepherds, sheep, camels and an angel. Mister Shadi made most of the figures with his own hands, and for years did most of the work of putting it up. The display became such an attraction that the police had to direct the traffic past it every night. Mister Shadi did this out of love for his community. He lived to the age of 101, and kept the display going nearly to the end. Since then, the display has been taken over by Soroptimists International of El Cerrito, and is seen every year on the PG&E right-of-way adjacent to Moeser Lane.

“Sundar Shadi’s Gifts” was produced by the City of El Cerrito and KCRT Channel 28. The movie will be free of charge. Donations to the El Cerrito Community Foundation will be accepted at the door.

“Buster Keaton: “The Blacksmith” (1922) and “The General” (1927) at the Cerrito, Thursday, November 12, at 9:30 p.m.

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Come see the hilarious Buster Keaton, a comedy genius of the Silent Screen!

The General 
One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancee, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity.

The Blacksmith 
A 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring Buster Keaton. Buster plays an assistant blacksmith to the big worker played by Joe Roberts, with predictable results.

“The General” and “The Blacksmith” play once only on Thursday, November 12 at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $8.50. 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

Open from 4:30 until 10:00, Scene 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.