Al Capone meets Eliot Ness in “The Untouchables” at the Cerrito on Thursday, April 11, at 7:00.
In the “roaring twenties,” Al Capone ruled an empire of crime in the Windy City: gambling, prostitution, bootlegging, bribery, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and “protection” rackets. But after the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, the public reacted with outrage. An infamous poster went up everywhere, emblazoned with a large photo, labeling Capone (identified on the poster as “Alphonse Gabriel Capone) “Public Enemy No. 1,” signed by J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI.
In a dazzling array of talent, “The Untouchables” brings to life the 1930 showdown between the top crime boss and the top law enforcers in the country. Playing Capone was none other than Robert DeNiro. Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) drove the showdown, perhaps overshadowed by a tough cop, Jimmy Malone—played by Sean Connery, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the role. The director was Brian DePalma, with the screenplay by David Mamet.
The movie draws you into the action by capturing many of the distinctive Chicago settings of the era.
Vincent Canby of the New York Times called the movie “vulgar, violent, funny and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful.”
“The Untouchables” plays once only on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online. All seats are $9.50. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.
Don’t miss “The Untouchables”!
Tempting choices abound at Scene! There are flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, desserts, and much more. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. The atmospheric food/wine bar is a fun place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!
- Thursday, May 9, “Big” (1988)
Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.
Extra Classic in April!
There will be a special Classic showing on Thursday, April 18, of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” (1979) at 7:00. Regular prices will be in effect. Don’t miss it!