Rialto Cinemas Cerrito Presents Cerrito Classics

Starting April 8th Rialto Cinemas Cerrito and the Friends of the Cerrito Theater are thrilled to announce the return of Cerrito Classics! Cerrito Classics is a monthly series of presentations of film classics on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen! Join us the second Thursday of each month to revisit these great movies! All seats $7! Join us for each month for classic movies, trivia and prizes!

The classics kick off with Diva, the genre shattering, art house sensation, re-released on 35mm. This film single-handedly launched the cinéma du look, an explosion of visually stunning, punk-inspired, super- cool French movies in the early 80s.

In this exhilarating modern noir, Jules (Frederic Andrei) is a motorbike messenger who is infatuated with the glorious voice of opera singer Cynthia (Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez), and surreptitiously tapes her. Because Cynthia has never allowed her voice to be recorded, shadowy agents of a Taiwanese record company seek his bootlegged tape. It also gets confused with yet another tape, this one with incriminating evidence about a high-ranking police official. Fortunately for Jules, he joins forces with a sassy young Vietnamese girl and a mysterious Zen philosopher, Gorodish (Richard Bohringer). Many dazzling plot complications ensue, along with one of cinema’s best chase scenes, in and around the Paris Metro system.

Look for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway on Thursday, May 13th. June’s classic is the comedy Born Yesterday, in July we’ll feature Jaws, August brings To Catch a Thief, September is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Setting the mood for Halloween October’s feature will be Rosemary’s Baby followed by a newly restored print of The Red Shoes in November and White Christmas in December.

Don’t forget: the second Thursday of each month all seats $7. Be sure to arrive early and plan to watch and dine. Nothing goes better with classic films than a wonderful meal, beer and wine!

For the Cerrito Classics ticket prices are– $7.00 for all seat. The Box Office is open daily from 15 minutes before the first feature begins until 15 minutes after the last feature has begun.

Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, located at 10070 San Pablo Avenue at Central in El Cerrito, opened as Rialto Cinemas Cerrito in July 2009 and presents first run films AND serves traditional movie concession items as well as meals, beer and wine. The Showtime hotline is (510) 273- 9102 and the website is www.rialtocinemas.com

CONTACT: Melissa Hatheway, 707-539-9771, mhatheway@rialtocinemas.com