Events for December, 2010
Directed by Tony Goldwyn. US. 2010. R. 107 min.
Fri, Nov 26 thru Thu, Dec 2 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Hilary Swank has a jaw built for gumption, and all her best characters — boxer, teacher, suffragette, transgendered teen — make use of that interesting stubbornness. Betty Anne Waters, the remarkable real-life crusader at the heart of the well-made biopic “Conviction,” is a worthy addition to the sisterhood. More»
Directed by Daniel Alfredson. Sweden. 2009. R. 147 min.
Fri, Dec 3 thru Thu, Dec 16 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Alfredson finds his footing in “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” and delivers a rousing, grueling, almost operatically scaled finale to the series.” More»
Directed by Tim Burton. US. 1992. PG-13. 126 min.
- Fri, Dec 3, 10:00 pm
Dark, twisted and filled with only the holiday cheer that Tim Burton could bring, Batman Returns was Burton’s last run at the Caped Crusader. This was also the last time Michael Keaton would be the Dark Knight. More»
Presented by Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust
- Sat, Dec 4, 2:00 pm
Meet Santa at the Colonial! Tickets are free but MUST be picked up at any PFB&T branch.
Tickets: $22 - $28. Buy tickets online.
- Sun, Dec 5, 7:30 pm
The 15-piece City Rhythm Orchestra presents Holiday Style, a big band concert that’s a perfect way to start the yuletide season. The show will feature the luxurious sound of the City Rhythm brass while putting the spotlight on the group’s three fine vocalists. More»
Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. Ages 6+. 98 min.
Sponsored by Carnevale Eustis Architects
- Sat, Dec 11, 2:00 pm
“A Christmas Story grasps the full scope of childhood injustice and obsession. Amid the comically cranky Santa Clauses and tree-lighting mishaps, the movie’s key moment is a Billingsley crying jag, prompted by a fight with the neighborhood bully and the fear that his dad will clobber him. The affection audiences feel for A Christmas Story is related to the holiday spirit, yes, but specifically to director Bob Clark and writer Jean Shepherd’s awareness of how the true meaning of Christmas manifests in the real world, where a warm meal on a cold, dark day–and a surprising moment of parental grace–can ease a troubled mind.” (Noel Murray, The Onion A.V. Club)
Tickets: $5/$10. Buy tickets online.
Presented by The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
- Sun, Dec 12, 2:00 pm
Join TOSDV on the second of four shake down cruises of the Wurlitzer 3/24 Opus 585. The concert will feature members of the TOSDV family performing holiday and seasonal favorites, along with a special holiday silent movie. More»
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker. 1980, 1988, 1991. PG-13. 258 min.
- Wed, Dec 15, 7:00 pm
Shirley, we must honor the comic genius of Leslie Neilsen! Join us for an hilarious triple feature: Airplane, The Naked Gun, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2. RIP Leslie Nielsen February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010. More»
Directed by Charles Ferguson. US. 2010. PG-13. 120 min.
Fri, Dec 17 thru Thu, Dec 30 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Many know about how the 2008 financial crash happened: Widespread deregulation of investment banks and savings and loan companies, new homeowners with bad credit, and an expanding gap between America’s rich and poor as a result. The striking insight the new documentary Inside Job offers is that experts predicted the crash over a decade before it happened, and that, rather than listen, financial heads gave themselves bonuses. Charles Ferguson’s film, more than anything, proves a vital piece of journalism. More»
Tickets: $7-$8. Buy tickets online. Ages 6+. 75 min.
- Sat, Dec 18, 2:00 pm
Drew puts art back in the variety arts by combining high-stakes drama with circus skills, magic, and visual theatre. Inspired by animated cartoons, silent comedians, and absurdist plays, Drew creates comedy with heart for audiences who truly love to laugh. More»
Directed by Frank Capra. US. 1946. NR. 130 min.
- Sun, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
“Look closer: Frank Capra’s heartwarming holiday perennial is really a pretty dark tale of stifling small-town life, deferred dreams and attempted suicide. James Stewart gives a remarkable performance as a man whose big plans for his own life are constantly thwarted by family responsibilities. Not a big success at the time of its release, it’s gone on to become one of the most popular movies ever made.” (TV Guide)
Tickets: $12. Buy tickets online.
- Thu, Dec 23, 8:00 pm
It’s time again for Ted The Fiddler’s Big Time Birthday Bash!!! The Bash is a loose evening of entertainment full of good music and humor featuring guests from Ted’s 40 year career as an entertainer. Like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to say “Let’s put on a show!” More»
Directed by Michael Curtiz. USA. 1954. NR. 120 min.
- Sun, Dec 26, 2:00 pm
“This holiday-themed musical is essentially a buddy film. Well sort of, it’s certainly got two buddies in it, but it’s also a love story, a Christmas fable, and a vehicle to hang some exceptionally catchy hits on. More»
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Japan. 2009. Ages 10+. 114 min.
- Mon, Dec 27, 8:30 pm
- Wed, Dec 29, 4:00 pm
- Sat, Jan 1, 2:00 pm
Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake. More»