“Moonstruck” (1987) at the Cerrito on Thursday, February 8, at 7:00

Usher in Valentine’s Day with Cher, Nicolas Cage, and some other slightly crazy Brooklyn people, at the Cerrito on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00. What’s not to like?

When there’s a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta Castorini (Cher) lives. First, Loretta agrees to marry a man she does not love, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) simply because he knows how to propose properly. Before the wedding can take place, Cammareri must visit his dying mother in Sicily.

In his absence, Loretta is supposed to try to patch up the differences between Johnny and his brother Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage). Meanwhile, Loretta’s father (Vincent Gardenia) is fooling around with his mistress Mona (Anita Gillette), while Loretta’s mother (Olympia Dukakis) is wooed by a college professor (John Mahoney). These brief flings are forgiven and forgotten, but there’s still the delicate situation of Loretta being in love with her future brother-in-law. A now-classic romantic comedy, “Moonstruck” won Oscars for Cher, Olympia Dukakis, and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley.

“Moonstruck” plays once only on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly advised 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.


Do you mean you haven’t visited Scene yet? You’re missing out so many possibilities—such as flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. It’s also a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, March 8, 7p.m. Hitchcock’s “The Trouble With Harry” (1955)
  • Thursday, April 12. 7 p.m. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon (also Brad Pitt) in “Thelma & Louise” (1991)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.