Cerrito Classics: Blazing Saddles (1974) on Thursday, May 8, 7 pm

Source: ReggiesTake.com

Source: ReggiesTake.com

Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film’s sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics.

Source: Yahoo! Movie Info

“Blazing Saddles” plays on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00.  All seats are $8.00.  Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Have you tried The Scene? The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.  The Scene opens daily at 4:30 and is a great place to visit–even when you’re not going to a movie.


Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.