“Stop Making Sense” (1984) at the Cerrito, Thursday, August 11, at 9:30 p.m.

Have the ultimate concert experience at the Cerrito on Thursday, August 11, at 9:30!

The pleasure of “Stop Making Sense” is in watching a band, The Talking Heads, led by David Byrne, perform at the top of its game. You could say the same thing about the director of the movie, Jonathan Demme, now known for such movies as “Married to the Mob,” “Philadelphia,” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

In “Stop Making Sense,” Demme created the ultimate classic concert film, when filming the “Talking Heads” performance at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Unlike earlier concert films, it’s all about the music and the players, not the faces in the crowd or what’s going on backstage. What you get is pure energy, bursting from the screen.

“Stop Making Sense” plays once only on Thursday, August 11, at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly urged to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as many shows sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics has a full line-up of exciting movies coming up! Always on the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 8 at 9:30; Purple Rain
  • Thursday, October 13 at 9:30; Beetlejuice
  • Thursday, November 10 at 9:30; Best in Show
  • Thursday, December 8 at 9:30; Die Hard
  • Thursday, January 12 at 9:30; Labyrinth


Scene wine/food bar has a creative menu in a friendly, atmospheric setting. Offerings include special appetizers, a delectable charcuterie and cheese sampler, flatbread pizzas, baked sandwiches, salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie.