“Ninotchka” (1939) at the Cerrito on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00

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Enjoy an unlikely romance with “Ninotchka” at the Cerrito on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00!

A hilarious romantic comedy from 1939 that deftly satirizes the perceived self-righteousness of Stalin’s Communist regime.

It’s a fun, offbeat movie.

Ninotchka, a humorless bureaucrat, has been sent to Paris by her commissar to take over from three comically inept Communists who are on a mission to retrieve jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, a dashing bachelor, played by Melvyn Douglas, acting from capitalistic motives, intercedes with Ninotchka and sweeps her off her flat-heeled feet, into all the charms offered by Paris in the spring.

Or, as one of the movie’s writers summed it up:

“Russian girl saturated with Bolshevist ideals goes to fearful, capitalistic, monopolistic Paris. She meets romance and has an uproarious good time. Capitalism not so bad, after all.”

This fable is an irresistible confection, with all the talents involved, including of course, Greta Garbo (for the first time ever) in a humorous role. Masterfully directed by Ernst Lubitsch, the creator of the stylish World War II satire, “To Be or Not To Be.” Chief writer was Billy Wilder, who later gave us such comic jewels as “Some Like It Hot.”

A unique and delightful movie.You don’t want to miss it!

“Ninotchka” will play only once at the Cerrito, on Thursday, February 13 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 await you 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 Thursday of each month, with a special price of $9.50 for all seats.

Coming up next:

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

 

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.