“A Christmas Story” (1983) at the Cerrito on Thursday, December 7, at 7:00

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Enjoy warm holiday spirit with “A Christmas Story,” Thursday, December 7, at 7:00 at the Cerrito!

Here’s a Christmastime scene: 9-year-old Ralphie has decided what he wants for Christmas — an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks his mother for the BB gun for Christmas, she says, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out”. When he writes an essay about it at school his teacher gives him a C+ with a note saying “You’ll shoot your eye out.” When he visits a cantankerous Santa, Ralphie gets a similar response: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” Ralphie fears that he’ll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him. There’s also a stubborn furnace, a tasteless lamp, a yellow-eyed bully, a pack of unruly dogs, and more.

Yes, we’re in the 1940’s in a small town. The viewer learns the story both as it happens and as reflected upon from an adult’s viewpoint. A wry and funny viewpoint, but as fresh as though it just happened.

“A Christmas Story” is based on the book by Jean Shepherd entitled “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.” It stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, Melinda Dillon as his mother, and Darren McGavin as his father. Jean Shepherd provides the narration. Bob Clark is the director.

“A Christmas Story” plays once only on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Please note that this is the first Thurday of the month, not the usual second Thursday. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Scene

What is your favorite thing to eat at Scene? There are so many possibilities—including flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. It’s also a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out—on the right side of the theater, as you enter.

Upcoming Classics

Next up:

  • “Funny Face” (1957) with Fred Astaire & Audrey Hepburn—Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. (back to the usual second Thursday of the month)

“Raising Arizona” (1987) at the Cerrito on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00

Catch some zaniness with “Raising Arizona,” on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00 at the Cerrito!

Why is “Raising Arizona” a cult classic? As Brian Welk, explains in SFGate:

Perhaps no Coen Brothers movie is ultimately as heartfelt as “Raising Arizona.” It’s the touching story of a family getting a second chance at life and learning to cope with the hand fate has dealt. Oh, and it’s also a hilarious movie about baby-napping. It’s a masterpiece.

Small-time convenience store robber H.I. McDonough, known as “Hi,” played by Nicolas Cage, and Edwina, a prison employee in charge of taking mug shots, played by Holly Hunter, make an unlikely couple, to say the least. But they are endearing.

“Raising Arizona” is a zany love story, of the two of them, and of their love for a baby. Many hilarious supporting characters and more twists and turns than you can keep track of.

“Raising Arizona” plays once only on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Scene

What is your favorite thing to eat at the Scene? If you don’t have one yet, there is a lot of catching up to do—including flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. It’s also a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out—on the right side of the theater, as you enter.

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics has more exciting movies coming up:

  • “A Christmas Story” (1983) Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 (NOTE: This is the first Thursday of the month, not the second.)
  • “Funny Face” (1957) Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 (Back to the second Thursday of the month.)

“Halloween” (1978) at the Cerrito on Thursday, October 12, at 9:30

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Get your fright on with “Halloween,” Thursday, October 12, at 9:30 at the Cerrito!

See the horror movie that launched a career, a franchise and a genre! “Halloween” was director John Carpenter’s third full-length feature, and it starred Jamie Lee Curtis in her first movie role. It was also the first of a new wave of horror movies. Without “Halloween” we might not have had the “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th,” “Scream” or “Scary Movie” franchises. In 2006 the National Film Preservation Board selected “Halloween” to the National Film Registry as a “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” film.

Tony Moran plays Michael Myers, an escaped mental patient who has returned to his home town on Halloween night to continue the crimes that led to his being institutionalized 15 years earlier. Donald Pleasence plays Dr. Loomis, the psychiatrist in charge of Myers’ case (one of the few times when Pleasence doesn’t play the creepiest character in the movie). Jamie Lee Curtis plays Laurie Strode, one of a group of teenagers whom Myers pursues.

There have been ten movies in the “Halloween” franchise, but this (the original) is the only one that was directed by John Carpenter. The movie will be preceded by an interview and retrospective with Carpenter exploring the influence of the original “Halloween” on the horror genre and on the film industry as a whole. In this bonus feature, Carpenter explains why the movie is meant for the big screen (we agree!).

Please join us on October 12 to see “Halloween,” which has been digitally restored and remastered by the original cinematographer.

“Halloween” plays once only on Thursday, October 12 at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out.

Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Scene

What is your favorite thing to eat at the Scene? If you don’t have one yet, there is a lot of catching up to do—including flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. It’s also a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out—on the right side of the theater, as you enter.

Upcoming Classics

Watch for announcement of coming Cerrito Classics—always on the second Thursday of the month, at 9:30!