Don’t miss Hollywood’s biggest party!

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The Cerrito Theater will be celebrating big-time on Sunday, February 9 as Hollywood gives out its top awards for 2019 movies. Watch the live telecast on the big screen from the comfort of the Cerrito. Join us for an evening of stargazing, suspense, and prizes!

There will be festivities galore. During commercial breaks, our sparkling host Melissa Hatheway will conduct entertaining trivia contests, with prizes. Cerrito servers will pass appealing free appetizers to the audience. There will be a costume contest—dress up in your own finery or maybe come as a favorite movie character! Also, there will be a major contest (with a nice prize) to see who can predict the most awards winners, so, bone up on who and what is likely to win.

All of this for just $30! No wonder the party always sells out. Get your tickets right away, at the box office or online. Don’t miss out!

The Red Carpet begins at 4 p.m., and the show begins at 5 p.m.

The show is a benefit for the Contra Costa Civic Theater, right here in El Cerrito!

“Rear Window” (1954) at the Cerrito on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00

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See one of Hitchcock’s greatest at the Cerrito on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00!

What a seemingly simple plot director Alfred Hitchcock lays before us! James Stewart, as a world news photographer, has broken his leg and is confined to a wheelchair in his Greenwich Village apartment. Not entirely alone, he is visited by his transcendentally beautiful girlfriend, played by Grace Kelly. He also has visits from a tart-tongued nurse, played by Thelma Ritter. At times, touches of humor lighten the situation.

The photographer, known as Jeff, becomes a voyeur as he looks through his apartment window onto a courtyard and into the apartments of his neighbors. The sweltering summer heat keeps all those windows open, giving him ample opportunity. His eyes become our eyes, and we, too, become voyeurs—taking in the spectrum of human behavior, including married bliss, unmarried frustration, artistic creation, and perhaps far worse .

At some point, Jeff becomes convinced something is terribly wrong in one of those apartments—but what exactly happened? Like Jeff, dangle helplessly in suspense.

In addition to the superb acting by Stewart, Kelly, and Ritter, first-rate performances are contributed by Raymond Burr and Wendell Corey.

It’s no wonder that critics and Hitchcock aficionados alike place “Rear Window” at the top, or very near it, of the director’s long list of masterpieces.

Join in the suspense with “Rear Window” at the Cerrito on Thursday, January 9, at 7:00!

“Rear Window” will play only once at the Cerrito, on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as the feature 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.

Scene

So many tempting choices 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!

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics almost always play at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thurday of each month, with a special price of $9.50 for all seats.

Coming up soon:

  • “Ninotchka,” Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
  • “Election,” Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
  • “Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

“Gremlins” (1984) at the Cerrito on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00

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Beware of what’s under the Christmas tree, with “Gremlins” at the Cerrito on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00!

“Gremlins” takes place in a small town, which Norman Rockwell might have created, in which people start preparing for Christmas many months in advance. Eccentric inventor Randall Peltzer, in looking for an original Christmas gift for his teenage son Billy, visits a Chinatown store and buys a fuzzy, cute little creature—despite warnings not to ever expose him to bright light, water, or feed him after midnight.

Guess what happens when the initially-endearing creature is accidentally exposed to these no-nos!

The movie is partly hilarious comedy⁠—with send-ups of small-town traditions⁠—and part horror story, as the creature whom Billy calls “Gizmo” explosively proliferates in an all-out nasty way. The special effects are indeed special.

Besides Randall Peltzer, played by Hoyt Axton, there are involving sub-plots with Billy, played by Zach Gilligan, his girlfriend Kate, played by Phoebe Cates, and a host of excellently-portrayed small-town characters. Comedian Howie Mandel provides the voice of Gizmo.

“Gremlins” was a big success when it was released, and it became a cult Christmas-time movie. Don’t miss it!

“Gremlins” will play only once at the Cerrito, on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online, as the feature 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.

Scene

So many tempting choices 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!

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics almost always play at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thurday of each month, with a special price of $9.50 for all seats.

Coming up next:

  • “Rear Window,” Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m.

Watch for more exciting Cerrito Classics, to be announced soon!