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Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood

2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA, USA 94705
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The Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood, "Berkeley's Best Neighborhood Movie Theatre," is the Festival's Berkeley hub. This charming neighborhood theatre anchors a thriving area full of unique shops and delicious dining options—perfect for an evening on the town!


Hwy 24 E >> exit at Claremont Avenue, turn left, then slight left at College Ave

Public Transportation

AC Transit Bus: 9 to College Ave, 51/851 to Ashby Ave
Rockridge station >> AC Transit 51/851 to Ashby Ave
Ashby station >> AC Transit 9 to College Ave


In the streets around the Elmwood neighborhood there is strictly enforced 2 hour parking (until 7pm). Going, south, following College Avenue, there is unlimited parking throughout the Rockridge neighborhood.

Parking is available in the Elmwood Parking Lot just west of College Avenue on Russell Street, one block north of the theatre. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has a parking garage located on Colby Street between Ashby Avenue & Webster Street.