“A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969) at the Cerrito on Three Dates in August

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Join Charlie Brown on his fiftieth birthday, at the Cerrito, on three dates in August. Good Grief!

Please join us for this exclusive 50th Anniversary theatrical re-release of the Peanuts classic, “A Boy Named Charlie Brown.” This is the first time it will be presented in the theater since its release in 1969.

In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and overly-honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.

Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.

“A Boy Named Charlie Brown” plays three times in August:

  • Sunday, August 18 at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, at 12 p.m.

The Friends of the Cerrito Theater will host the August 24 screening.

As an added-on Classic, the Cerrito’s regular prices will be in effect: $12.95 for adults, $11.50 for seniors 62 and over, kids and students with I.D. It’s advisable to order your tickets in advance at the box office or online, as the shows may sell out.

Scene

So many 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. Check it out! Scene opens daily at 4 p.m.

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics opens its fall season with a special presentation—on a special day—Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. It will be a double feature by El Cerrito’s own filmmakers Les Blank and Maureen Gosling, with the timely and lively “Chulas Fronteras” (1976) and “Del Mero Corazón” (1979). The presentation will include Maureen Gosling, Chris Strachwitz (founder of Arhoolie Records), and Les Blank’s son Harrod Blank, with musical guests, as well. Don’t miss it!

There will also be another Peanuts movie, “Snoopy, Come Home,” screened three times in late September and early October.

Cerrito Classics will then resume its usual schedule at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The full schedule is:

  • “Chulas Fronteras” and “Del Mero Corazón”, Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
  • “Snoopy, Come Home”, Sunday, September 29 at 12 p.m., Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 5 at 12 p.m.
  • “Poltergeist,” Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
  • “Back to the Future,” Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
  • “Gremlins,” Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
  • “Rear Window,” Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m.

Do the Right Thing at 1:00 as well as 7:00

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The Friends of the Cerrito Theater have learned that Rialto Cinemas Cerrito will show Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” at 1:00 on Sunday, June 30, as well as at the originally announced time of 7:00. The Friends will host both screenings. You can buy tickets at the box office or online.

See you at the movies!

“Do the Right Thing” (1989) at the Cerrito on Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 and 7:00

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Revisit Spike Lee’s brilliant take on American culture, with “Do the Right Thing” at the Cerrito on Sunday, June 30, at 1:00 and 7:00!

Unbelievably, it’s thirty years since Spike Lee’s groundbreaking film, “Do the Right Thing” came out. Now, there’s a special one-time showing by Cerrito Classics, with the director’s cut!

“Do the Right Thing” immerses us on the hottest day of the year in a vibrant neighborhood in Bedford Stuyvesant, in Brooklyn.

We see a neighborhood that runs the gamut of emotions from joy to rage. We meet unforgettable characters: one is Sal (Danny Aiello) who runs a successful pizza parlor, the only white-owned business in the neighborhood, which is decorated with pictures of Italian icons such as Frank Sinatra. Another is Mookie, played by the movie’s writer-director Spike Lee. Mookie works for Sal, who says “he’s like a son to me.” Yet, Mookie sets off the flashpoint that ignites the film as the day goes on. As has become all too familiar, there are white policemen, and there is a black victim.

Spike Lee was nominated for an Oscar for the movie’s screenplay, which tells the even-handed story with vibrant music, humor, and inventive cinematography.

Spike Lee was 32 when he made it, assured, confident, in the full joy of his power. He takes this story, which sounds like grim social realism, and tells it with music, humor, color and exuberant invention.

“Do the Right Thing” plays twice  on Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 and 7:00. As an added-on Classic, the Cerrito’s regular prices will be in effect: $12.95 for adults, $11.50 for seniors 62 and over, kids and students with I.D. It’s advisable to order your tickets in advance at the box office or online, as the show may sell out.

Scene

So many 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 will return on Thursday, September 12. Watch for an exciting program! Cerrito Classics play monthly, almost always on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00.