Events for June, 2012
Directed by Mark Herrier. US. 1991. R. 91 min. 35mm.
- Fri, Jun 1, 10:00 pm
“Nice twist on the crazed killer genre, where a horror film festival is the setting for a killer stalking members of the audience who believe his escapades are all just a part of the show.” (TLA Film & VIdeo Guide) More»
$7 - $35 Buy tickets online. PG-13.
- Sat, Jun 2, 8:00 pm
Joel Hodgson (creator, writer and star of MST3K) and his students from Riff Camp 2012 are bringing some college level movie riffing to the Colonial Theatre in a Movie Riffing Battle Royale. Four groups will compete on stage riffing some truly unusual short films and the audience will decide who is the victor! Joel will also be screening one of his favorite MST3K episodes (I Accuse My Parents) and discussing it in a not so scholarly fashion after the live show. Also, warm up act Harrison “Dr. Wizard” Lichtner and Dave “Drop Zone” Piccinetti will do battle in an experimental demonstration in art of “movie clashing.” More»
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. US. 1951. NR. 113 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Sponsored by Kimberton Whole Foods
- Sun, Jun 3, 2:00 pm
To start off our month of films which take place in “the city of lights” during the Springtime, when Paris is at it’s loveliest and romance is in bloom, we are bringing you this classic musical from MGM. Featuring the dancing talents of Gene Kelly and a 19-year-old Leslie Caron and the music of George and Ira Gershwin, and choreographed by Kelly himself, this is a glorious Technicolor tribute to that beautiful city. More»
Directed by Stacey Peralta. US. 2001. PG-13. 91 min. Sony. 35mm.
- Sun, Jun 3, 4:30 pm
“A dazzlingly crafted documentary about the ’70s surf punks of lower Los Angeles who singlehandedly turned skateboarding into an extreme sport. More»
Directed by John Madden. UK. 2011. PG-13. 124 min. Fox Searchlight. 35mm.
Fri, May 25 thru Thu, June 14 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“In “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” the director John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”) exhibits a respect for characters in their sixties and seventies. A group of pensioners are drawn to India by a Photoshopped brochure, and wind up in a ramshackle old hotel run by an ebullient young man (Dev Patel). More»
Tickets: $25 - $45. Buy tickets online.
- Thu, Jun 7, 8:00 pm
- Fri, Jun 8, 8:00 pm
Second show added on Jun 8! After a 3 year absence, we’re excited to welcome Tommy back to Colonial Theatre for an Intimate Evening with Tommy Emmanuel. Two-time Grammy nominee Emmaneul has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Don’t miss this incredible night of Tommy’s guitar genius and keen sense of humor in the truly intimate Colonial Theatre. More»
Buy tickets online. R. Running Time: Approx. 8 hrs.
- Sat, Jun 9, 7:00 pm
What’s better than showing one awesome Italian horror film at the Colonial Theatre? Making it an all night affair to test the splatter limits of your horror fan existence! We’re pulling out all the stops to bring you a line up filled with incredibly strange, ridiculously bloody, rarely screened Italian horror cinema. All shown on 35mm, the likes of this show might never make the silver screen again. If that isn’t enough, we’ll also be running retro 35mm trailers between the films. Join us and see if you can survive the madness! More»
Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1957. NR. 130 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Sponsored by Kimberton Whole Foods
- Sun, Jun 10, 2:00 pm
This lovely bit of romantic comedy is often considered to be Billy Wilder’s tribute to his idol, Ernest Lubitsch. Filmed in Paris at such settings as the Opera and the Chateau de Vitry, and featuring the charms of Audrey Hepburn and Maurice Chevalier (as her father, a French private detective, no less!) and the sophisticated comedy writing of Wilder and his long-time collaborator I.A.L. Diamond, this is a film that sparkles. More»
Directed by Adam Pesce. US. 2011. NR. 94 min. Matson Films. 35mm.
- Sun, Jun 10, 4:30 pm
“A real-life examination of competitive surfing in Papua New Guinea, the film derives tension from the proverbial big tournament but also from how the event helps foster a worthy morality. More»
Directed by Gereon Wetzel. Germany. Subtitled. 2011. NR. 108 min. Kino Lorber. Blu ray.
- Thu, Jun 14, 7:30 pm
The Jun 14 screening will be in our third floor screening room. Seating is limited to 50 people. “Food is love and life in this sumptuous, succulent, overtly sensual documentary which profiles a year in the life of Ferran Adrià, renowned chef at the world’s most famous restaurant, Spain’s el Bulli on the Catalan coast. It’s a measure of how far foodies have come in the past few years that a niche doc like this is playing in theatres instead of on the Food Network. Fans of the considerably more pedestrian Julie & Julia will likely have to attach drool buckets to their chins in order to avoid hours of tedious mopping up, so lusciously bizarre are the comestibles on display here. More»
Directed by Philippe Falardeau. Canada. 2012. PG-13. 94 min. Music Box Films. 35mm.
Fri, Jun 15 thru Thu, Jun 21 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
Nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar! “It isn’t backhanded praise to say Phillippe Falardeau’s greatest skill lies in his ability to direct child actors. His last film, 2008’s It’s Not Me, I Swear! (C’est Pas Moi, Je Le Jure!) cast young Antoine L’Écuyer as a 10-year-old whose initial precociousness curdles when his mother abandons him, revealing believable layers in his characterization of pre-adolescence in revolt. Falardeau’s latest, Monsieur Lazhar, similarly hinges on credible performances by a bunch of 10-year-olds, who are collectively devastated when their grade-six teacher hangs herself in the classroom. More»
Directed by Coleman Francis. US. 1961/1995. NR. Shout! Factory. DVD.
- Fri, Jun 15, 9:45 pm
We’re very excited to announce that accompanying this show will be the RiffTrax short “The Calendar: How to Use It.” Spread the word as you don’t want your friends to miss this double bill!
Join us again for more hijinks aboard the Satellite of Love as we accompany Mike, Crow and Tom Servo into the bleak, strangely narrated world of director Coleman Francis. The Beast of Yucca Flats follows the misadventures of former professional wrestler Tor Johnson as a defecting Russian scientist who strays onto a nuclear bomb testing site at just the wrong moment and is transformed into more of a monster of a man, with a predilection for strangling women. More»
Directed by Stanley Donnen. US. 1963. NR. 113 min. Universal. 35mm.
Sponsored by Kimberton Whole Foods
- Sun, Jun 17, 2:00 pm
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, two of the most charismatic stars of their respective generations, star in this charming, sophisticated comedy-mystery. Set in a beautifully Technicolor-photographed Paris, the Hitchcock-like plot has Cary coming to the aid of recent widow Hepburn, as she seeks to recover a fortune that was secreted away by her ex-husband, as she is being threatened by a trio of unsavory crooks. More»
Directed by Tristan Patterson. US. 2011. NR. 74 min. Blu ray.
- Sun, Jun 17, 4:30 pm
Dragonslayer won the top documentary award at the South by Southwest Film Festival last year, where it had its world premiere. “The measured vérité style of Frederick Wiseman meets the visual polish of Terrence Malick in Dragonslayer, a fascinating slice of crude Americana from first-time director Tristan Patterson. More»
Tickets: $5. Buy tickets online.
- Tue, Apr 17, 7:00 pm
- Tue, May 15, 7:00 pm
- Tue, Jun 19, 7:00 pm
- Tue, Jul 17, 7:00 pm
- Tue, Aug 21, 7:00 pm
As we gear up for our third annual live TEDxPhoenixville event on October 6, 2012 we’d like to introduce you to the TED format and share some of our favorite TEDTalks with you. Join us each month for a different program of compelling and inspiring talks. Each evening’s program will consist of pre-recorded TEDTalks plus one live performance curated by our TEDxPhoenixville organizing committee. The salons will take place on the third Tuesday of the month April thru August in the Colonial Theatre’s third floor screening room. Seating is limited to 50 people. More»
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne. Belgium. 2011. PG-13. 87 min. Sundance Selects. 35mm.
Fri, Jun 22 thru Thu, Jun 28 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The fast-moving boy in “The Kid With a Bike,” a quietly rapturous film about love and redemption from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, races along with frightening intensity, his little legs pedaling hard, his eyes fixed on a heart-heavy destination. What the 11-year-old Cyril (the newcomer Thomas Doret, touchingly serious) wants — what every muscle in his small, tensed body strains toward — is the father who left him at a children’s home, abandoning his only son to the kindness of strangers with as seemingly little regard and feeling as someone else might toss a pair of old shoes. More»
- Fri, Jun 22, 11:59 pm
The Shorty Contest is our way of paying homage to the late, great Shorty Yeaworth, Jr., director of The Blob. This year is our 6th annual contest and the films just keep getting better and better! To enter the contest just round up some willing victims, er friends and neighbors, and make a short film that is centered on The Blob, Blobfest, and/or sci-fi in general. Use your imagination and have fun making your very own movie! The winning films in each age group will be shown at the 13th Annual Blobfest at The Colonial Theatre on July 13, 2012. What could be better than watching your own creation come to life on the big screen in a theatre filled with sci-fi / monster movie fans?!?!?! More»
- Sat, Jun 30, 11:59 pm
Check out the Shorty Award nominees below and vote for your pick to win the Fan Favorite Award. Voting goes through June 30. The winners (of both the Fan Favorite Award and the Shorty Award) will be notified by July 2 and should plan to attend Blobfest on Friday, July 13 so they can enjoy their work on the big screen, bask in the audience applause, and collect a Shorty Award!
“The Beast from 20 Zillion Years Agol” from Ryan Lengyel
“House of the Blob” from Steve Wong
“Blobageddon” from Sanj Surati and John Iwasz
“The Blob Child Crisis” from Sarah Burns (age 10)
“The Infectious Blob” from Dianna Primm (age 16)