Celebrate the return of the Cerrito Classics with Diva

Friends of the Cerrito Theater is thrilled that classic films will again be shown at our classic Art Deco movie theater.

Rialto Cinemas Cerrito plans a monthly series of classic films. They will be shown the second Thursday of every month – for the bargain price of only $7!

The folks at Rialto Cinemas selected the classics with help from members of Friends. We cordially invite everyone to join us for a series of delightful evenings, which will feature prizes and special events. Settle back with a meal, beer or wine or a soft drink and enjoy!

First up – “Diva,” which, the New York Times says is “like something beamed down from the planet of cool!” This 1981 French film, directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, involves motorcycle messengers, mysterious opera stars, cops and racketeers – and features a legendary chase scene through Paris. “Every shot seems designed to delight the audience,” wrote critic Pauline Kael, who wasn’t easily delighted. The Village Voice called it “aA brash, snazzy thriller.” And Newsweek weighed in with: “Sensual, funny, outlandish, this is a movie devoted strictly to the pleasure principle.”

Thursday, April 8, 7:15 p.m. All seats, $7.

Next up: An old favorite, a movie that deserves to be seen on the big screen: Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown,” with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Catch it Thursday, May 13.

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