Watch the Oscars at Cerrito Theater, March 2nd. Starting at 4:30PM

Have tales of the Awards Night party at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito reached you? This is an enormous and wonderful party – an absolute blast! Join us for an evening of stargazing, suspense, prizes and lots of local color! Join us for Hollywood’s biggest awards night on Sunday, March 2nd Live on the big screen!

Doors open at 4:30 the show starts at 5pm. Come dressed up and be a part of the show (or not) but don’t miss this evening of fun! We have prizes for those of you who know your movie trivia, prizes for the costume contest and a grand prize for the audience member who predicts all the winners! Tickets are on sale now - online and at our box office! Send your tux to the dry cleaners, perm your hair a la Bradley Cooper and get on your style ball on – be who you want to be! Doors open at 4:30pm and the party continues until we find out who takes home Oscars® for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture and which audience member(s) predicted all of the winners! Seating is general admission and tickets are $20.

Ellen Degeneres


Join Nick & Nora as they solve a case in The Thin Man (1934), Feb 13, 7PM

The Thin Man

You’re invited to the party!

Nick and Nora Charles, with their wire-haired terrier Asta, manage to solve a mysterious crime, while barely interrupting their eternal cocktail party, and they do it with wit and elegance. 

Nick (William Powell) has just married beautiful and wealthy Nora (Myrna Loy) and happily “retired” as a private detective. However, Nora persuades Nick to help when he is told of a case involving a disappearance and stolen $50,000. Before long, murder occurs…but Nick and Nora are on the job, like everything they do, making it look like fun.

“The Thin Man”  plays on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00PM–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. In addition to the regular offerings, The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, flatbread, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.

Magick Lantern Theater in Richmond

Check out this little known film theater in Richmond! A recent article in Richmond Confidential alerted us about Magick Lantern.

A year ago, Woodbury wanted to open an art theater in the Bay Area and checked out Point Richmond. He quickly fell in love with the quaint, historic neighborhood and found a home for his dream. The early 20th century architecture, charming sidewalks, inviting storefronts and friendly denizens seemed like the perfect place for his little theater. But filling the seats isn’t easy.

“It’s really hard to get the word out,” he said.

…At the screening of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the amiable Woodbury smiled and laughed occasionally as he told his visitors of the slate of films coming up.

“We’ve got some really good stuff coming up, including — and this makes me feel old — the 50th anniversary of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ with The Beatles,” Woodbury said.

Read more: “One year after opening, Point Richmond art film theater struggles to find crowds,” by Kevin N. Hume, Richmond Confidential, January 20, 2014

The next film at Magick Lantern is “The Great Beauty,” is scheduled for Jan 24, 25, and 26. They have a separate program, “Classic Night” which plays every Thursday at 7:30 PM with free admission. Check out Magick Lantern’s website for more information.

The Magick Lantern website

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