Don’t miss the biggest night of the year—the Oscars! The 85th Oscar annual Oscars happens at the Cerrito on Sunday, February 24. Get your ticket now and prepare to join a great party. Fun is absolutely guaranteed. Just ask anyone who was at last year’s party!
Start the fun by dressing up—be who you want to be, go as glamorous as you dare. Come as your favorite character, or maybe just your fabulous self. There will be prizes for the costume contest. Also trivia contests, complimentary appetizers, and our special Oscar cocktails.
And have you been thinking about who will take home the Oscars? Put on your thinking cap—that fancy, glamorous one—and get your predictions ready. Because there will be a contest with a grand prize for the audience member who nails it.
Doors open at 4:30pm! Seating is general admission and tickets are $25—which might be the best bargain in the Bay Area for an Oscar party. Rialto Cinemas Cerrito – Watch and Dine with Beer and Wine at El Cerrito’s Hometown Movie Theatre!
The show is sure to sell out, so get your tickets now, at the box office, or online!
Do opposites attract? Ask Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) & Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford).
Despite themselves, love happens. Meeting in college-days, Katie is drawn to this charming, carefree WASP with a talent for writing, while Hubbell finds her intensity and pursuit of social causes irresistible.
Of course, that’s just the beginning of the love story. Things happen, life takes them to Hollywood, and everything becomes even more complicated.
This is a special 40th anniversary showing of this famous movie. The story is told in flashback, and the scenes and soundtrack will linger in your mind long after the movie is over.
Don’t miss it!
The showing is on Thursday, February 14 at 7pm. All seats are $8. Getting to the theater early is always a good idea–for a choice of seating and to order freshly-made food and drinks. You are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance at the box office or online.
Dave Weinstein, chairman of Friends of the Cerrito Theater and author of “It Came from Berkeley,” will talk about Berkeley’s fabulous history as a movie-mad town, a place that at one time had “more theater screens in a concentrated area than any other place in Northern California,” and a town that is said to have given birth to the repertory cinema!
Learn about some of Berkeley’s first theaters and some of its most beautiful. Hear about some tragic losses and some magnificent wins in efforts to preserve cinema palaces.
See what some of Berkeley’s vanished theaters looked like what they were new — and what they look like today.
And bring your memories, as we are trying to track down more historic theaters!
2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, Berkeley Historical Society, 1931 Center St. Free.