Dave Weinstein, chairman of Friends of the Cerrito Theater and author of “It Came from Berkeley,” will talk about Berkeley’s fabulous history as a movie-mad town, a place that at one time had “more theater screens in a concentrated area than any other place in Northern California,” and a town that is said to have given birth to the repertory cinema!
Learn about some of Berkeley’s first theaters and some of its most beautiful. Hear about some tragic losses and some magnificent wins in efforts to preserve cinema palaces.
See what some of Berkeley’s vanished theaters looked like what they were new — and what they look like today.
And bring your memories, as we are trying to track down more historic theaters!
2 p.m. Sunday, January 20, Berkeley Historical Society, 1931 Center St. Free.