FREE EVENT: Disney-Pixar’s Cars 2, Aug 6 at 5pm, hosted by the City of El Cerrito Police Department

The City of El Cerrito Police Department is hosting a special free screening of the Disney-Pixar hit movie, Cars 2, at Rialto Cerrito Cinemas on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 5:00pm. The event is free with priority given to El Cerrito residents. The event is part of the City’s Night Out program and will include a brief pre-film traffic safety presentation geared for children ages 3 to 10 as well as free popcorn compliments of Rialto Cinemas Cerrito. Police Officers will be at the event to meet and talk with residents of all ages and there will be a special appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog.

A flyer for the event can be downloaded from

National Night Out is a unique annual safety event highlighting crime, drug and violence prevention across the country. El Cerrito’s Night Out provides a unique opportunity for El Cerrito residents to connect with the Police Department and each other to learn about safety and crime prevention. El Cerrito’s Night Out program has won a national award for the past seven years (2004-2010).

National Night Out is Tuesday August 7, 2012. El Cerrito residents are encouraged to host a block party in their neighborhood. The City will provide a “block party host kit” as well as arrange for a temporary road closure (if requested) as well as a visit on National Night Out by public safety personnel and other City officials. To register to host a block party, complete the online form at Registration closes August 3rd at 5 PM. For more information, or to get involved, contact Detective Sergeant Scott Cliatt at 510-215-4418 or

If you are not an El Cerrito resident, contact your local police department or contact the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) at 1-800-NITE OUT or

Synopsis of Cars 2

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer). Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.