See six classic movies at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito
The Friends of the Cerrito Theater are sponsoring a week of classic films at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito. From September 9th through 15th, the theater will show six different movies, each one two or three times. They are:
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Directed by John Huston
Down-and-outs Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt try to make their fortunes by digging for gold in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico, only to be outdone by their failings. Walter Huston won an Oscar for best supporting actor, and his son John won an Oscar for best direction and another for best screenplay.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre features one of the all-time classic movie quotes (if you don’t know it, you’ll have to watch to find out what it is).
Show times: Sept. 9 4:00, Sept. 11 1:00, Sept 15 7:00
Directed by Peter Yates
Steve McQueen plays Police Lieutenant Bullitt, who investigates the murder of a witness who was in his protection. This movie has one of the all-time great chase scenes, in which McQueen himself (a world-class race car driver) did some of the stunt driving. Bullitt also features Jacqueline Bissett, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Duvall.
Show times: Sept. 9 7:00, Sept 13 4:00
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Directed by Preston Sturges
Joel McCrea plays John L. Sullivan, a high-minded Hollywood director who sets out to live as a tramp to gain experience for the movie he wants to make. On the way, he meets an aspiring actress played by Veronica Lake, and he learns what people really want to see on the big screen.
Show times: Sept. 10 1:30, Sept 14 7:00
The Mummy (1932)
Directed by Kael Freund
Boris Karloff plays Imhotep, a long-dead Egyptian high priest inadvertently brought back to life by a team of archaeologists. He meets a woman whom he believes to be the reincarnation of an ancient princess, and tries to make her his immortal bride.
Show times: Sept 10 4:00, Sept 13 7:00
The Birds (1963)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to the small town of Bodega Bay to see Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), whom she’s interested in, but when she arrives the birds there begin to act strangely, attacking people with seemingly no motivation. Why is this happening? Is it somehow caused by Melanie’s presence?
Show times: Sept 10 7:00, Sept 11 4:00, Sept 15 4:00
Touch of Evil (1958)
Directed by Orson Welles
In this film noir set in a Mexican border town, prosecutor Miguel Vargas (Charton Heston) investigates a murder and finds evidence that implicates corrupt Police Captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Joseph Cotten also have roles in this thriller.
Show times: Sept 11 7:00, Sept 14 4:00
How to Buy Tickets
Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as the movie may sell out. To buy online, click on the desired show time above. All seats are $10.00. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.
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.