Events for May, 2009
Directed by Christine Jeffs. US. 2008. R. 91 min.
Fri, May 1 thru Thu, May 7 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
"On the surface, "Sunshine Cleaning," about a small-time crime scene cleanup crew in a crumbling corner of Albuquerque, is an offbeat and oddly endearing drama, leavened with just the right amount of comedy to even things out. But dig in a bit deeper, and you uncover a smartly done morality tale that couldn't be more in sync with these troubled times." More»
Directed by John Carpenter. US. 1982. R. 109 min.
- Fri, May 1, 9:45 pm
The Thing (1982) by John Carpenter is one of the rare occurrences in Hollywood where a remake surpasses its original. Kurt Russell, Keith David and, of all people, Wilford Brimley stand together against a shape shifting alien. In era before computer generated effects The Thing is a true testament to real world special effects. The film’s final moments will leave you thinking, is he or isn’t he the thing? Watch the trailer. More»
Directed by King Vidor. US. 1937. NR. 106 min.
- Sun, May 3, 2:00 pm
This grand King Vidor soap opera, boasting a brilliant performance from Barbara Stanwyck, has been known to turn the hardest of hearts into mush. Stanwyck stars as a tough cookie who marries above her station, and finds the class differences between herself, her husband's family and, ultimately, her daughter, impossible to surmount. If that ending doesn't leave you in a puddle, check your pulse: You might be dead. (TV Guide)
Update: MGM sent us the wrong 35mm print, so we unfortunately have to screen this movie on DVD.
Directed by Virginia Reticker. US. 2008. NR. 72 min.
Fri, May 8 thru Thu, May 14 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
"The greatest respect Gini Reticker's Pray the Devil Back to Hell pays to its war-battered Liberian subjects is simply an unwillingness to embellish, in any way, their astounding story. Reticker's documentary concerns the 2003 efforts of that country's women to bridge boundaries of faith and brave threats of death (and worse) by banding together to end the brutal civil war between dictator Charles Taylor's government and the rural rebel forces that sought his downfall." More»
Directed by Robert Wise. US. 1965. G. 174 min.
Sponsored by Virtual Farm Creative
- Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
“How do you solve a problem like Maria? More»
Tickets: $29.50 - $42.50.
- Wed, May 13, 7:30 pm
We're thrilled to welcome Dickey Betts & Great Southern, back to The Colonial Theatre. A founding member of THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, Dickey Betts wrote some of the bands most memorable songs including; BLUE SKY, REVIVAL, IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED, as well as The Allman's biggest hit RAMBLIN MAN. He has one of the most distinctive voices in music today and has become known as one of the most influential guitar players of all time. More»
Directed by Matteo Garrone. Italy. 2008. NR. 137 min.
Fri, May 15 thru Fri, May 21 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
"Martin Scorsese may be presenting Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah, but this corrosive, slapdash, grimly exciting exposé of organized crime in and around Naples comes on like Mean Streets cubed. Detailing daily life inside a criminal state, it's a new sort of gangster film for America to ponder." More»
Directed by John Huston. US/UK. 1951. NR. 106 min.
- Sun, May 17, 2:00 pm
"At the beginning of World War II, Charlie (Humphrey Bogart) is a gin-drinking, scruffy boat captain who ferries supplies to villages in East Africa. At one of his stops he learns that the local reverend has died, and that his last request was to get his sister, Rose (Katharine Hepburn), out of the jungle and back to civilization. Charlie reluctantly agrees to take this new cargo, but soon realizes he may have taken on too much, as the prim and proper Rose consistently reprimands him for his lifestyle. More»
Directed by Emmanuel Mouret. France. 2007. NR. 96 min.
Fri, May 22 thru Thu, Jun 4 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Dangerous liaisons with good intentions: the matchmaking games in Emmanuel Mouret’s romantic comedy “Shall We Kiss?” may backfire, but nobody is seriously hurt. The players in this mouth-watering Gallic soufflé are so attractive, well mannered and comfortably grounded in the bourgeois world that you needn’t fear for their well-being, minor heartaches notwithstanding.” More»
Directed by Blake Edwards. US. 1961. NR. 115 min.
- Sun, May 24, 2:00 pm
“Truman Capote’s novella comes to glorious if slightly sentimentalized onscreen life with Audrey Hepburn gamboling through the film as the fey, ever-charming Holly Golightly. More»
Directed by George Sidney. US. 1963. G. 112 min.
- Sun, May 31, 2:00 pm
"This rather benign satire on the foibles of rock ‘n’ roll is like an episode of “Dobie Gillis” with songs. Before reporting for his military service, an Elvis-like character makes a visit to a small midwestern town. And wouldn’t you know it, those darn teenagers just get all silly. More»