“An American Werewolf in London” (1981) at the Cerrito on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00

Get your fright on and your laughs at “An American Werewolf in London” at the Cerrito on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00!

Imagine a couple of clean-cut American college boys hiking across the English moor. The scene darkens, day turns into night, and….they are attacked by a werewolf. One, David (played by David Naughton), is maimed but survives. The other, Jack (Griffin Dunne) is killed. David begins to experience visions of hunting on all fours and running wild through the woods. Jack returns from the dead to warn David to commit suicide before the next full moon, or he will become a werewolf himself. Is that scary enough for you?

It’s also funny, especially since the director and writer is John Landis, who also directed “Animal House” and “The Blues Brothers.”

“An American Werewolf in London” won the Oscar for Best Makeup in 1981. The pop music adds to the movie’s satirical horror/comedy appeal.

“American Werewolf in London” will play only once at the Cerrito, on Wednesday , October 20 at 7:00 p.m. NOTE: this is the third Wednesday of the month, not Thursday! Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as the movie may sell out. 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.

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics usually play at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The price is $9.50 for all seats.

Coming soon

  • “Charade,” Thurs., November 18 at 7 p.m.
  • “Elf,” Thurs., December 16 at 7 p.m.