“The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) at the Cerrito, Thursday, December 10, at 9:30 p.m.

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Visit “The Shop Around the Corner: for a warm holiday glow!

A charming Christmas-time story about romance turns the clock back to an earlier day—when shopping was done at small, specialty stores, not from big boxes or over the internet, “The Shop Around the Corner” foreshadows a major hit movie–“You’ve Got Mail,” which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Here, we’ve got James Stewart (to whom Tom Hanks is often compared) and Margaret Sullavan as a young couple who are falling in love–pen pals–without ever having seen each other. That’s what they think. In actuality, these two people are co-workers at a gift shop with a relationship that verges on abrasiveness.

Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch, “Shop Around the Corner” also stars Frank Morgan as the overbearing boss in the gift shop.

It’s a Classic that will bring just the right note of nostalgia to your holiday time.

“The Shop Around the Corner” plays once only on Thursday, December 10 at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $8.50. Moviegoers may get advance tickets at the box office or online. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.


Open from 4:30 until 10:00, Scene wine/food bar offers a special menu, including delicious panini, salads, flatbread, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie.