Benefit for Madera Elementary: The Goonies

See the Goonies and support Madera Elementary on May 14 at 10:00 a.m.!

On Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. Rialto Cinemas Cerrito will show The Goonies as a benefit fundraiser for Madera Elementary School. The story is about a group of kids who set out to find a pirate’s treasure in order to save their neighborhood from being turned into a golf course. Not only do they have to find the treasure in time, but they also have to keep ahead of the bad guys who are after the same loot. The movie features Josh Brolin before he became a star, and also the Raiders’ own John Matuszak as Sloth.

Madera is a public school that relies on the PTA to raise funds for supplies and enrichment programs. You can support Madera while having a great time! You can buy your tickets online or at the box office. All tickets are $9.00.

To learn more about the event, see the Rialto Cinemas Cerrito web site.

“Do the Right Thing” (1989) at the Cerrito, Thursday, May 12, at 9:30 p.m.



The Right Thing is to come to the Cerrito on Thursday, May 12, at 9:30.

“Do the Right Thing,” immerses us in a vibrant neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. The place is full of characters, including a self-styled activist; a young man whose identity is defined by the huge, loud radio he carries everywhere he goes; a drunken philosopher who for years has been trying to win the respect of the woman who watches him disdainfully from her window; a group of three men who spend their time sitting on a street corner and commenting on everything they see; and a local DJ who tries to be an island of sanity. It’s the hottest day of the year, and the heat combined with a series of annoyances and confrontations is making everyone irritable.

At the center are Sal, played by Danny Aiello, and Mookie, played by the movie’s writer-director-producer Spike Lee. Sal runs the local pizza joint, the only white-owned business in the neighborhood. The walls of Sal’s Pizzeria are covered with photos of famous Italian-Americans, and some of his customers take offense at the fact that there are no black faces there.

Mookie works for Sal, who says, “He’s like a son to me.” Yet when tensions boil over, it leads to tragedy and a falling out between the two.

“Do the Right Thing” is the movie that established Spike Lee’s reputation. It had an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay, and Danny Aiello was nominated for best supporting actor. It was also nominated for four Golden Globe awards and for a Palme d’Or at Cannes. In addition to the two leads, the movie features Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, John Turturro, and Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez in their first film roles.

“Do the Right Thing” plays once only on Thursday, May 12, at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $9.00. Moviegoers are strongly urged to but advance tickets at the box office or online, as the show may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Upcoming Classics

The Cerrito Classics series will continue with these great movies (always at 9:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month):

  • June 9: The Princess Bride
  • July 14: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

We hope to see you there!


Don’t miss out on Scene! The creative menu at the atmospheric wine/food bar includes special treats, such as a charcuterie and cheese sampler, flatbread pizzas, baked sandwiches,salads, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie.

Special Film at the Cerrito: “Too Late”



Starting on Friday, April 8 Rialto Cinemas Cerrito will show the new film “Too Late” starring John Hawkes. The story follows a private investigator who tries to figure out what happened to a young woman after he received a call from her. The entire movie was shot in only five uninterrupted takes. Each of the five scenes is designed to feel like a story in itself.

This movie will be shown in 35 millimeter rather than digital. The Cerrito will be one of the few theaters to show this film because, unlike most, it still has the equipment to project 35 millimeter prints.

The film’s director, Dennis Hauck, will be at the Cerrito and will speak to the audiences after the 7:00 p.m. shows on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9.

Tickets are available at the box office. Get yours before they sell out!