“Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944) on Thursday, March 13, 7pm

The incomparable Judy Garland was at the top of her form in “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944), just four years after the triumph of “The Wizard of Oz.”

In “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Vincente Minnelli, soon to be Garland’s husband, captured a vivid portrait of the innocence of American life just after the turn of the century.

Taking place over the course of a year in St. Louis, the story shows Garland, along with her brother and three sisters, in the time leading up to the big 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.

The surfaces are glistening and nostalgic, but there is an undercurrent of change going on in the country as well as within the family. The father has announced that he is accepting a promotion to New York City, and the teenage children find this a big disruption to their romantic stirrings.

The big screen sparkles with Technicolor and Garland delivers with songs such as “The Trolley Song” and “The Boy Next Door.” Marjorie Main is reliably comical as the family maid, and Margaret O’Brien excels as the impish little sister.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” plays on Thursday, March 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.

Have you tried The Scene? 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.

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.

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.