Watch the Oscars at Cerrito Theater, March 2nd. Starting at 4:30PM

Have tales of the Awards Night party at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito reached you? This is an enormous and wonderful party – an absolute blast! Join us for an evening of stargazing, suspense, prizes and lots of local color! Join us for Hollywood’s biggest awards night on Sunday, March 2nd Live on the big screen!

Doors open at 4:30 the show starts at 5pm. Come dressed up and be a part of the show (or not) but don’t miss this evening of fun! We have prizes for those of you who know your movie trivia, prizes for the costume contest and a grand prize for the audience member who predicts all the winners! Tickets are on sale now – online and at our box office! Send your tux to the dry cleaners, perm your hair a la Bradley Cooper and get on your style ball on – be who you want to be! Doors open at 4:30pm and the party continues until we find out who takes home Oscars® for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture and which audience member(s) predicted all of the winners! Seating is general admission and tickets are $20.

FREE SHOWING: Rebels with a Cause, December 7, 10:30 AM

Correction: Film begins at 10:30 AM.

Celebrate past open space triumphs and be part of future opportunities! 

The City of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee welcomes you to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “Rebels With a Cause,” Saturday Dec. 7th 10am 10:30 – 11:45am, at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, 10070 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530. The event includes a post-film panel discussion.

To learn more about the film, visit:

This beautifully filmed documentary celebrates some of the Bay Area’s most treasured local natural open spaces (Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area) and how they came to be public and protected for future generations. In the 1950s, California was rapidly growing and the urban centers were expanding into adjacent rural and wild spaces. The story of the grassroots individuals, groups and politicians who had the foresight and perseverance to protect natural open space in and around densely populated cities, inspired a national movement of public land and open space preservation.

The topic of public open space preservation is particularly relevant in El Cerrito right now because of the opportunity to expand our already rare and treasured Hillside Natural Area with the acquisition of the keystone Madera open space property that will link two existing hillside natural area parcels. Fundraising efforts are underway and you can learn how to donate or get involved in the campaign at this inspiring event about open space.

Panel Speakers presenting on the Madera Open Space acquisition and fundraising efforts, including audience “Q&A”:

  • El Cerrito Open Space Campaign
  • El CerritoTrail Trekkers
  • The Trust for Public Land

Special Event: Singletrack High, Nov 9, 10:30AM

A special screening of ‘Singletrack High’ will be held at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito on Saturday, November 9th at 10:30am.

Tickets are $15.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the EL CERRITO OPEN SPACE FUND  and the EL CERRITO and ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAMS.

This inspiring documentary showcases the extraordinarily positive impacts of the high school cycling movement.

Taking a close look at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) northern California (NorCal) High School Cycling League, Singletrack High follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season. The film explores the wide range of positive outcomes from keeping adolescents active on bikes at an age when many are trading in two wheels for four. For hundreds of kids in Northern California, the ride never stops…it gets faster. They come from the mountains, the suburbs, and the city. Some ride carbon fiber race bikes, others old steel clunkers. They ride to win, to finish, and to escape. For six weekends every spring, they don their school colors, roll up to the start line, and fly.

‘Singletrack High’ preview

For more event details, contact Gary Hill at