Film Series, Festivals, and Arts Events

National Theatre Live

Since the inaugural broadcast of Phedre starring Helen Mirren and Dominic Cooper to cinemas worldwide, Rialto Cinemas Cerrito is proud to be El Cerrito’s home for the best in British theatre.  From sold-out shows to iconic stage performances, National Theatre Live makes world-class theatre accessible.  It’s the next best thing to being there.

EXHIBITION On Screen and Great Art On Screen

Rialto Cinemas is proud to be the East Bay’s home for these two incredible series of documentaries highlighting the work of specific artists and exhibits from the world’s finest museums.  These films provide a cinematic immersion into some of the world’s best loved art shown in extraordinary detail that only HD can capture.

In addition to the above-mentioned programs, Rialto Cinemas strives to bring a variety of captured-live performing arts events to El Cerrito audiences.  Past presentations have included live captures of musicals and plays from London such as 42nd Street, Kinky Boots, Anything Goes, the King and I and many more.  From the world of music we have presented captured events and documentaries featuring artists including Nick Cave, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Murray, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and many others.