Free Movie at the Cerrito for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration



The Cerrito Theater will participate in this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showing “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” on Monday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m.

This movie is being shown as a PBS Independent Lens pop-up. It has an award for top documentary from the National Board of Review, and was chosen as audience favorite at the Riverrun International Film Festival. Admission will be free, and seating will be first-come, first served.

This screening will be part of an entire day of activities honoring Dr. King, including a parade from City Hall starting at 9:30 a.m., and a rally and program at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Center starting at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that the City of El Cerrito Recreation Activity Guide listed the movie time in error. It will show at 5:00, not at the time listed in the guide.

You can see the trailer here, and you can learn more about the movie and event here and here.