“Monty Python’s Life of Brian” (1979) at the Cerrito on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00

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Partake of a unique view of history, with “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” at the Cerrito on Thursday, April 18, at 7:00!

Leave your preconceptions behind but your sense of humor intact, as the Cerrito Theater celebrates the 40th anniversary of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.”

Highly controversial upon its original release, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical. “Monty Python’s Life of Brian is now highly ranked among movie comedies.

Set in 33 A.D. Judea, where exasperated Romans are trying to impose some order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them.

At its center is Brian Cohen, played by Graham Chapman, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble, including John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling, to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion.

“Monty Python’s Life of Brian” plays once only on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00. As an added-on Classic, the Cerrito’s regular prices will be in effect: $12.95 for adults, $11.50 for seniors 62 and over, kids and students with I.D. It’s advisable to order your tickets in advance at the box office or online, as the show may sell out.

Scene

So many choices at Scene! There are flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, desserts, and much more. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. The atmospheric food/wine bar is a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

This Week’s Classic

Don’t forget that “The Untouchables” will show at the Cerrito on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00. All seats are $9.50.

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, May 9, “Big” (1988)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.

“The Untouchables” (1987) at the Cerrito on Thursday, April 11, at 7:00.

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Al Capone meets Eliot Ness in “The Untouchables” at the Cerrito on Thursday, April 11, at 7:00.

In the “roaring twenties,” Al Capone ruled an empire of crime in the Windy City: gambling, prostitution, bootlegging, bribery, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and “protection” rackets. But after the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, the public reacted with outrage. An infamous poster went up everywhere, emblazoned with a large photo, labeling Capone (identified on the poster as “Alphonse Gabriel Capone) “Public Enemy No. 1,” signed by J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI.

In a dazzling array of talent, “The Untouchables” brings to life the 1930 showdown between the top crime boss and the top law enforcers in the country. Playing Capone was none other than Robert DeNiro. Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) drove the showdown, perhaps overshadowed by a tough cop, Jimmy Malone—played by Sean Connery, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the role. The director was Brian DePalma, with the screenplay by David Mamet.

The movie draws you into the action by capturing many of the distinctive Chicago settings of the era.

Vincent Canby of the New York Times called the movie “vulgar, violent, funny and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful.”

“The Untouchables” plays once only on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online. All seats are $9.50. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Don’t miss “The Untouchables”!

Scene

Tempting choices abound at Scene! There are flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, desserts, and much more. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. The atmospheric food/wine bar is a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, May 9, “Big” (1988)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.

Extra Classic in April!

There will be a special Classic showing on Thursday, April 18, of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” (1979) at 7:00. Regular prices will be in effect. Don’t miss it!

“Office Space” (1999) at the Cerrito on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00.

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Enjoy some laughs with “Office Space” at the Cerrito on Thursday, March 14, at 7:00.

In a stroke of genius, writer-director Mike Judge (better known as the creator of “Beavis and Butthead”, “King of the Hill,” and “Silicon Valley”) created a hilarious satire of the corporate world—which resonates with anyone who has held a soul-crushing job.

Peter Gibbons (played by Ron Livingston) is a cubicle slave, imprisoned at a soulless software company, Initech, where the workers are either automatons or emotionally dysfunctional, including one who is stapler-obsessed. They’re presided over by an unctuous phony, played by Gary Cole, a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the corporate world.

Jennifer Aniston humorously plays a woman with whom Peter gets involved—who has a similarly soul-crushing job at the nearby chain restaurant.

Through a bizarre twist of fate, Peter undergoes a personality shift, leading to a revenge plot with his two work buddies.

Watch what happens!

“Office Space” plays once only on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out. All seats are $9.50. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Scene

So many choices at Scene! There are flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, desserts, and much more. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. The atmospheric food/wine bar is a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, April 11, “The Untouchables” (1987)
  • Thursday, May 9, “Big” (1988)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.

Extra Classic in April!

There will be a special Classic showing on Thursday, April 18, of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” (1979) at 7:00. Regular prices will be in effect. Don’t miss it!