Events for July, 2010
Directed by Juan José Campanella. Argentina. 2009. R. 127 min.
Fri, Jun 25 thru Thu, Jul 1 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The past continually forces its way into the present in “The Secret in Their Eyes,” an attractive, messy drama riddled with violence and edged with comedy that comes with a hint of Grand Guignol, a suggestion of politics and three resonant, deeply appealing performances. More»
Directed by Gianni Di Gregorio. Italy. 2008. NR. 75 min.
Fri, Jul 2 thru Thu, Jul 8 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The ladies who lunch in Gianni Di Gregorio’s luminous sliver of a film, Mid-August Lunch, are Roman women in their 80s and beyond who have gathered in a small condominium in the Trastevere neighborhood. The modest apartment is the home of Gianni (Mr. Di Gregorio), an unemployed 50-something bachelor, and his 93-year-old mother, Valeria (Valeria De Franciscis). More»
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1975. PG-13. 124 min.
Sponsored by Iron Hill Brewery
- Fri, Jul 2, 9:45 pm
There are very few films in the history of cinema that can be considered perfect. Jaws (1975) is, without a doubt, one of them. Plagued with production problems of all sorts Jaws emerged as the first summer blockbuster and changed movies forever. To coincide with the exact weekend in the film the Colonial will be screening Steven Spielberg’s first Academy Award nominated film. This is a true classic of the silver screen and one of the most quotable movies of all time. Get to the theater early because there is a good chance “we’re going to need a bigger boat.” (Bob Trate)
- Mon, Jul 5, 11:59 pm
Check out the Shorty Award nominees and vote for your pick to win the Fan Favorite Award. Voting ends on July 5. The winners (of both the Fan Favorite Award and the Shorty Award) will be notified by us and should plan to attend BlobFest on Friday, July 9 so they can enjoy their work on the big screen, bask in the audience applause, and collect a Shorty! Click here to see the videos and vote.
Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Tue, Jul 6, 10:30 am
The Cat’s Pajamas makes very cool music for kids, bringing a musical comedy twist to rock for kids. More»
- Fri, Jul 9, 6:59 pm
This book is not yet available anywhere in the US (including Amazon). The Colonial is proud to offer this as an exclusive premiere to BlobFest fans. It is signed by the author, Marshall Terrill, and by Barbara McQueen, his widow. It also features a CD of a rare lecture by Steve McQueen from 1975 on the making of one of his last films.
There is a special section of the book devoted to Steve McQueen’s role in the Blob and on BlobFest. Five essays are featured by: Jack Harris (producer of the Blob), Robert Fields (Tony Gressette in the Blob), Russell S. Doughten, Jr. (assistant producer of the Blob), Howie Fishlove (production assistant and extra in the Blob– and BlobFests 6 & 8 special guest), and Dave Lentz from the BlobFest committee.
Limited quantity available. $40 of the $100 cost goes to support BlobFest. Pick up your reserved copy anytime during BlobFest weekend at the Colonial. Click here to purchase and reserve your copy now.
- Fri, Jul 9, 7:00 pm
Doors open at 7PM. The shenanigans start at 7:15PM – whee! The Running Out Re-Enactment will take place at approximately 9PM. Schedule is subject to change. More»
All activities on the street are FREE.
- Sat, Jul 10, 11:00 am
- Hosted by Hot Rod Scott & the Professor of Roadhouse Radio WPRB 103.3FM
- The Fire Extinguisher Parade is set to start at 12PM
- Zydeco-A-Go-Go performs at 12:05PM
- The Costume Contest will follow at 1PM
- Blob Trivia Contest will begin at 2:30PM
- The Phoenix Village Art Center will announce the winners of their Tin Foil Hat Contest at 4:45PM
- Music, food, vendors and classic cars ’til 5PM
- Don’t forget to check out all the merchants in town that are taking part in our Facade Contest!
- Schedule is subject to change.
$6 - $10. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Jul 10, 11:30 am
- Sat, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
“Dreaming since a young age to travel to Europe, but unable because of his humble upbringings, Ray Harryhausen insisted on his next film to take place in the Old Continent. The result was 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), a flick that faithfully subscribes to the major conventions that characterized the science fiction genre during the paranoid ‘50s. More»
$6 - $10. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Jul 10, 8:00 pm
“By the finale… Fiend actually surpasses its title’s promise, rolling out disembodied, antenna-equipped (but faceless) brains that inch across the ground via spinal cords, terrorizing the inhabitants of a creepy scientist’s country laboratory in one of the most impressive low-budget special-effects orgies of the ’50s or any other decade. More»
$5 - $8. Buy tickets online.
- Sun, Jul 11, 2:00 pm
“Whatever its flaws as a film, a none-too-scary monster chief among them, The Blob is a uniquely compelling monster movie. The decision to shoot in Technicolor, largely on real locations in Pennsylvania, invests it with a high-’50s feel money couldn’t buy. More»
- Sun, Jul 11
Click here to download a map and directions for the self-guided tour put together for BlobFest 2008 by Dave Lentz. Please note that this is not a formal tour organized by the theatre. It is completely self-guided and you can do it according to your own schedule.
You can also check out this post on Retro Roadmap for lots of info about BlobFest and Phoenixville.
Directed by Matthew Bonifacio. 2004. NR (crude language, drug use, discussion of drugs and sex). 99 min.
Mon, Jul 12 thru Thu, Jul 15 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
Join us for a discussion with director Matthew Bonifacio and actor Carmine Famiglietti on Wed, Jul 14 after the 7:30 screening.
“Under 30 and over 300 pounds, Neil (Carmine Famiglietti) is a likable schlub from Brooklyn who decides to get serious about losing weight after ruining his sister’s wedding. (Don’t ask.) Spending a year in a dilapidated trailer in upstate New York, Neil not only sheds the titular bulk but takes a personal journey toward self-acceptance. It sounds like The Biggest Loser: The Movie, so kudos to Matthew Bonifacio for crafting an inspirational, humorous portrait of an individual grappling with an addiction that, unlike heroin or alcohol, has rarely been addressed in film” (Andrew Grant, Time Out New York)
Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Tue, Jul 13, 10:30 am
Mama Mac was inspired by Amy Elkins’ volunteer role as the singing “Macaroni Monday Mom” at her children’s preschool. Amy would cook pasta and deliver it to each class along with a performance of a new song. Soon Amy built up a repertoire of songs and cut her first CD as Mama Mac. More»
Directed by Eric Byler, Annabel Park. US. 2009. NR. 80 min.
Fri, Jul 16 thru Thu, Jul 22 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Into the fire of the immigration debate that has been fanned to flame again across the country and especially in Rhode Island, where an Arizona-style measure to question the legal status of immigrants was recently taken off the agenda at the State House, comes the eye-opening documentary ’9500 Liberty’. More»
Directed by Jack Bravman. 1986/1994. R. 89 min.
- Fri, Jul 16, 9:45 pm
Held captive on the Satellite of Love, everyman Joel (and later Mike) is subjected to the very worst that celluloid has to offer, from the cheesiest 50′s Science fiction films to the zaniest of the rubber suit monster movies. His only hope in keeping his sanity is to mercilessly mock these cinematic bombs into hilarity! More»
Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Tue, Jul 20, 10:30 am
Recess Monkey is an acclaimed children’s music band from Seattle, WA composed of three elementary school teachers who make kid’s music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, dancable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids. More»
- Tue, Apr 27, 7:00 pm
- Tue, May 25, 7:00 pm
- Tue, Jun 22, 7:00 pm
- Tue, Jul 20, 7:00 pm
As we gear up for our live TEDxPhoenixville event on Sep 25, we’d like to share some of our favorite TEDTalks with you. Join us for four different programs of compelling and inspiring talks that speak to our theme for September: Joy Ride. Each evening’s program will consist of pre-recorded TEDTalks plus one live performance. These salons will take place in the theatre’s newly renovated third floor space and are limited to 50 people.
The theme for Jul 20 is PASSION, and we are excited to have Loretta Bilieux as our live performer.
Since her escape from Catholic school, Loretta Bilieux has been passionately singing on stage under a variety of aliases, composing music and scratching lyrics in loose leaf notebooks. When she’s not building fantastical stages on which to perform, she can be found launching water balloons and building bonfires.
Directed by Banksy. US. 2010. R. 87 min.
Fri, Jul 23 thru Thur, Jul 29 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The brilliantly untrustworthy documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” reminds us that a film can start out in one direction and then change course so radically, it becomes an act of provocation unto itself. It’s billed as the first feature by the shadowy British street artist known as Banksy, who appears on-screen in literal shadows and a hoodie, with a digitally scrambled voice. More»
Directed by Scott Sanders. US. 2009. R. 84 min.
- Sat, Jul 24, 8:00 pm
Come see Black Dynamite on Saturday at 8PM in our third floor screening room. The screening is FREE but you MUST RSVP by emailing Jud at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear your feedback on our FFFN series and a potential cult series, so come with your opinions! More»
Mon, Jul 26 thru Fri, Jul 30, 1-3PM -- Roll over to view showtimes.
Twenty-five students, ages 10 and up, are invited to work with Hua Hua Zhang, a conceptual artist, puppet designer, choreographer and performer to explore Chinese culture, art and calligraphy. More»
Ages 4+. 60 min.
- Tue, Jul 27, 10:30 am
East Meets West is collection of extraordinary puppetry vignettes that will delight all ages. Presented with string puppets, hand puppets and rod puppets, the audience is sure to be enchanted and amazed. The short stories offer both Eastern and Western characters and ideas, blended together by Hua Hua Zhang, a conceptual artist, puppet designer, choreographer and performer. More»
Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Italy, France. 2009. NR. 128 min.
Fri, Jul 30 thru Thur, Aug 5 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Writer-director Marco Bellocchio’s “Vincere” is an amazing, galvanic experience. It’s about the hushed-up story of Benito Mussolini’s first wife and child, but no one will ever mistake this movie for a standard biopic. It’s too raw, too primal. More»