Chaplin Shorts (1916 & 1917) at the Cerrito, Thursday, November 13, at 7 p.m.

Come celebrate the birth of “The Little Tramp”!

Charles Chaplin created his beloved “Little Tramp” one hundred years ago, and it still has worldwide appeal. Now, the prints have been beautifully restored, and Cerrito Classics is proud to show four of the best Chaplin shorts, one night only.

THE PAWNSHOP
One of Chaplin’s most celebrated and surreal shorts, including the famous “sick” alarm clock gag. 1916, black & white, silent

THE RINK
Charlie Chaplin skates circles around his antagonists, figuratively, waiting tables in a swanky restaurant, and literally, at the rink next door, in one of his best-loved two-reelers. 1916, black & white, silent

THE IMMIGRANT
One of Chaplin’s signature works, praised by fellow filmmakers the world over, including Elia Kazan, Francis Ford Coppola, Ousmane Sembene and Satyajit Ray. 1917, black & white, silent

THE ADVENTURER
After a daring escape from prison, the Tramp saves Edna Purviance and her mother from drowning, and is taken into their home. But Edna’s jealous suitor Eric Campbell does his darnedest to have him removed. 1917, black & white, silent

Chaplin shorts play only once on Thursday, November 13 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

Check out Scene, the atmospheric wine/food bar on the right side of the lobby. It’s a great place to enjoy a special menu, such as panini, snacks, and salads—or you can have them brought to your seat while youu enjoy the movie! Scene opens daily at 4:30, with happy hour prices until 6:00.

“The Invisible Man” (1933) at the Cerrito, Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m.

Don’t miss this shocking movie!

Cerrito Classics: The Invisible Man (1933)
Thu, Oct. 9, 7pm Only!

Claude Rains delivers a remarkable performance in his screen debut as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery. But the same drug which renders him invisible slowly drives him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Based on H.G. Wells’ classic novel and directed by the master of macabre James Whale, The Invisible Man not only fueled a host of sequels but features some special effects that are still imitated today.

“The Invisible Man” plays only once on Thursday, October 9 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

Check out Scene, the atmospheric wine/food bar on the right side of the lobby. It’s a great place to enjoy a special menu, such as panini, snacks, and salads—or you can have them brought to your seat while you enjoy the movie! Scene opens daily at 4:30, with happy hour prices until 6:00.

“This Ain’t No Mouse Music” at the Cerrito, Thursday September 18 at 7 p.m.

Source: nomousemusic.com

Source: nomousemusic.com

See the story of El Cerrito’s own record label!

“This Ain’t No Mouse Music”  is a new documentary about Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. Chris is the founder of Arhoolie and Down Home Music, the record store in El Cerrito that’s just a few blocks from the theater. He’s a German immigrant who fell in love with American traditional music and created a record company so he could capture it. He’s been running Arhoolie Records since 1960, and in that time has recorded Cajun and Zydeco, New Orleans brass bands, Tex-Mex, blues, bluegrass, country and many other types of music. What it all has in common is authenticity and gutsiness—Strachwitz isn’t interested in anything that’s wimpy or watered down.

“This Ain’t No Mouse Music” was produced and directed by Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon (both former collaborators of Les Blank). They will be present for a Q&A session after the movie, as will Chris Strachwitz himself. The event is a benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation of vernacular culture.

There will be only one showing of “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” at the Cerrito on September 18 at 7:00. All seats are $15. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” will also be shown from September 19 through September 25 at the Elmwood in Berkeley and at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol. Chris Strachwitz, Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon will not be present at the screenings in Berkeley or Sebastopol.

Scene

Have you discovered 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.