One week only! September 2-8
To honor Olivia Newton-John, Rialto Cinemas Cerrito is presenting a double feature of Grease and Xanadu.
Grease, the top-grossing musical of all time, follows good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and bad boy Danny (John Travolta) through a year-long high-school romance, along with their friends the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds. The movie features many memorable songs, including “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “You’re the One That I Want.”
In Xanadu, roller disco meets 1940s swing in this kitsch-classic of 1980s Hollywood, featuring Gene Kelly (in his final feature film appearance) as a former big-band sideman who teams up with a down-on-his-luck young artist (Michael Beck) and a beguilingly beautiful Olympian muse (Olivia Newton-John) to turn a decaying theater into a vibrant nightclub. The movie’s song-and-dance numbers include pastiche throwbacks to Kelly’s postwar heyday and glitzy disco-on-wheels set pieces, in which the dizzying mobility of the cinematography becomes integral to the choreography. Said to have inspired the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards, which celebrate the year’s worst movies, Xanadu has gone down in Hollywood history as a memorably over-the-top genre hybrid, a fantasy-romance-musical with a wildly popular soundtrack performed by Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra.
Tickets for this double feature will go on sale August 28. You will be able to buy them on line or at the box office. Normal prices will apply.
Rialto Cinemas Cerrito requires proof of vaccination for all attendees age 12 and up. Please read the details of the policy here, on the Rialto web site.