“Pretty in Pink” (1986) at the Cerrito on Thursday, February 14, at 7:00.

Retro-80s Valentine’s Event: “Pretty in Pink” at the Cerrito on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00

John Hughes defined teen films in the 1980s: from the fun-loving hijinks of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), to the angsty misfits turned unlikely-community in “The Breakfast Club” (1985), to the awkward and endearing teen rom-com of “Pretty in Pink” (1986).

Molly Ringwald (also of “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles”) stars as Andie, the misfit, artsy, intelligent girl from the “wrong side of the tracks,” who develops a very unlikely romantic relationship with the upper-class Blane, played by Andrew McCarthy. As their budding relationship develops, these two must navigate not just the inevitable issues class and economic divide and of typical teen angst, but also the influences of their dubious friends: most notably Blane’s closest friend Steff (James Spader), and Annie’s love-struck, and eternally endearing, childhood friend Duckie (Jon Cryer).

This film also gives us other great in-depth characters with Harry Dean Stanton portraying Annie’s out-of-work father, and Annie Potts as the youthful, punky record store owner.

The movie scores very high on Rolling Stone’s list of “Greatest Soundtracks of All Time,” including tracks by The Smiths, INXS, and Otis Redding with “Try A Little Tenderness.”

“Pretty in Pink” strikes a human chord across all age groups—and does it enjoyably.

“Pretty in Pink” plays once only on Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online. 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

There are so many temptations at Scene, such as 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 and friendly place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, March 14, “Office Space” (1999)
  • Thursday, April 11, “The Untouchables” (1987)
  • Thursday, May 9, “Big” (1988)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.

“Vertigo” (1958) at the Cerrito on Thursday, January 10, at 7:00.

Don’t miss one of the all-time best movies, “Vertigo” at the Cerrito on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.!

James Stewart plays an ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights; Kim Novak plays…a mystery woman…but so much more. In this mesmerizing film, there is so much to draw you in.

Some reasons why you should see “Vertigo”:

  • Top ranking—“Vertigo” is rated as AFI’s number one mystery, among many other honors.
  • Cinematographic feast—in 1996, “Vertigo” was given perhaps the most painstaking restoration in film history, bringing the color and sound to breathtaking life. Scenes of San Francisco in 1958 show it as a hypnotic setting where fantasy and reality converge.
  • Often considered Hitchcock’s best movie—and uniquely revelatory as to his deepest obsessions.
  • It’s the 80th anniversary of the film—when will you next be able to see it on the big screen?

“Vertigo” plays once only on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.—and is expected to sell out. Accordingly, moviegoers are strongly advised to buy advance tickets at the box office or online. 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

There are so many temptations at Scene, such as 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 and friendly place to hang out, with special wines and beers available. Check it out!

Upcoming Classics

  • Thursday, February 14, “Pretty In Pink” (1986)
  • Thursday, March 14, “Office Space” (1999)
  • Thursday, April 11, “The Untouchables” (1987)

Cerrito Classics play monthly, always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.

National Art House Audience Survey

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The management of Rialto Cinemas, the people who operate the Cerrito Theater, have asked us to post this message:

Friends of Rialto Cinemas Cerrito,

Do you wish we would show more movies of your favorite genre? Do you want us to carry different concessions? Or open at a different time? Now is your chance to let us know with the National Art House Audience Survey. Rialto Cinemas is participating in this survey to better understand our audience needs and wants, as well as to gather national data about art house audiences. This will help us meet your needs and expectations as well as we possibly can.

The survey is being run by an independent research group through the Art House Convergence, a national organization of community-based, mission-driven cinemas, of which we are a member. The survey does not collect any kind of individual data on you as a survey participant. All responses will be completely confidential and summarized into group statistics.

To participate, click HERE and fill out the survey.

Be sure to hit “SUBMIT” at the end!

The deadline is: Sunday, December 2, 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

Help us improve customer service and operations with your feedback!
Thank you for your participation. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!