Events for October, 2012
Directed by Jonathan Demme. US. 2011. PG. 87 min. Sony Picture Classics. 35mm.
Fri, Sep 28 thru Thu, Oct 4 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“As great and intimate as Live at Massey Hall 1971 may be, it’s not as transportive as Jonathan Deem’s filming of a Neil Young performance at the venue 30 years later. On the 1971 concert album, in which the newly famous Young returned to his native Toronto to play a set after forming Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles, we listen to the singer play for an audience, and in Neil Young Journeys we’re given the illusion of being there, front row and at times seemingly alone with the singer, despite still being able to hear the audience. More»
Tickets: $18 - $33. Ticket sales closed on Oct 1.
- Sat, Oct 6, 10:00 am
The theme for 2012 is Your Backyard. What exactly does that mean? Well, you’ll start to get an idea by checking out our speaker lineup HERE. And while TEDxPhoenixville officially starts on Sat, Oct 6, the pre-party starts on Fri, Oct 5. Clear your calendars from 5pm! We promise that attending the pre-events on Friday night will make for a much better experience on Saturday! More»
Directed by Robert Siodnak & Curtis Bernhardt. US. 1946. NR. 85 & 109 min. Paramount & Warner Bros. 35mm & DVD.
- Sun, Oct 7, 2:00 pm
The Dark Mirror (1946): Remember Olivia de Havilland, the lovely lady who played naive, innocent Melanie in Gone With the Wind, and was the “sweet young thing” in all those Errol Flynn movies? Well in this twisted sister film she gets to play both the kind, loving sibling and her cold, calculating murderess twin. More»
Directed by Mike Birbiglia. US. 2012. NR. 90 min. IFC Films. 35mm.
Fri, Oct 5 thru Thu, Oct 18 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Comedian Mike Birbiglia has often told the droll, weird particulars of his sleep disorder: He physically enacts his dreams as they unfold, at such serious risk of self-harm that he now slumbers zipped up in a sleeping bag. He’s spun the tale as a monologue on the public-radio show This American Life, in a play, and in a book. Feats of raconteur storytelling are always tricky to translate into something effective and fluid enough to be movieworthy. But Sleepwalk With Me sticks the landing. More»
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. US. 1982. R. 98 min. Universal. 35mm.
- Fri, Oct 12, 9:45 pm
“This film was unfairly panned. It’s actually the creepiest, most successful Halloween sequel. It has nothing to do with the previous Halloween movies, though. Season of the Witch is about an evil mask maker whose Halloween masks kill the kids who wear them. It stars Tom Atkins as the hero, Dr. Challis, who does a great job, mustache and all. This is a creepy little movie that really should be more appreciated.” (Tommy Swenson, The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide)
Directed by Gary Ross. US. 2012. PG-13. 142 min. Lionsgate. 35mm.
- Sat, Oct 13, 2:00 pm
“The surprise of The Hunger Games isn’t that it lives up to its hype – it’s that it plays as if that hype never even existed, which may be the trickiest achievement a big movie can pull off these days. More»
120 min. 16mm.
Presented by The Secret Cinema
- Sun, Oct 14, 2:00 pm
The Secret Cinema will present SCOPITONE PARTY, a unique collection of music films from the early and mid 1960s. They were originally made for a French film jukebox called Scopitone, which entertained patrons in bars, cafes and bus stations in both Europe and America. The film clips, which feature performers both famous and obscure—and are considered to be among the more important of the many predecessors to the modern rock video—are today quite scarce, and difficult to see in their original form. More»
Directed by Bart Layton. UK. 2012. R. 95 min. Indomina. 35mm.
- Sun, Oct 14, 4:30 pm
“In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappeared after storming out of his San Antonio home. Three years later, his family got a call from a Spanish juvenile center, where a man claiming to be Nicholas had been found. Bart Layton’s documentary The Imposter follows what happened next, and it’s one wild story, about a wily European who convinced the Barclays he was their long-lost son. More»
Tickets: $11 - $15. Buy tickets online. 140 min.
- Fri, Oct 19, 9:30 pm
- Sat, Dec 22, 8:00 pm
Joel Hodgson, creator of the enduring cult hit Mystery Science Theater 3000 will present his one-man keynote address entitled “Riffing Myself” on Sat, Dec 22 at 8PM followed by an MST3K episode of Joel’s choosing, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” More»
Directed by Spike Jonze. US. 2009. Age 9+. 101 min. Warner Bros. blu ray.
- Sat, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
“Spike Jonze said in interviews that his chief goal in adapting Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are was to try to capture the feeling of being 9. By that measure—by just about any measure, really—he succeeded wildly. More»
Directed by Jim Sharman. UK. 1975. R. 100 min. Fox. 35mm..
SOLD OUT -- Roll over to view showtimes.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. It’s time for us to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you… The Colonial is once again bringing the Rocky Horror Picture Show to the stage, complete with costume contest, pre-show, full shadow cast, and prop bags for sale with everything you’ll need for participation ($5). This is a show that is NOT suitable for children. Anyone under 18 will not be admitted without a parent. No confetti, rice, glass bottles, super-soakers, lighters, or food from the outside will be permitted. Pre-Show at 9:30PM. Film at 10PM. More»
Directed by Paul Heinreid & Brian De Palma. 1964 & 1973. NR & R. 115 & 93 min. blu ray & DVD.
- Sun, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Dead Ringer (1964): In a (relatively) modern twist on the situation she found herself in almost 20 years before (A Stolen Life, which we will be showing for your viewing and comparing pleasure, 2 weeks from now), Bette Davis portrays twin sisters, “one good and one evil,” as they say. After the evil twin’s husband, whom she had many years before stolen from “good” Bette and married, dies and Good Bette finds out how Bad Bette had trapped that (rich) man into a bleak marriage, she goes into a rage and kills the Bad Bette and takes her place. (Got it so far?) More»
Directed by Ben Hickernell. US. 2012. PG. 89 min. Dada Films. Blu-ray.
Fri, Oct 19 thru Thu, Oct 25 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“I wanted to share a story rarely told – that of the athlete who almost makes it to the Olympics but doesn’t quite get there. I wanted to explore how it must feel to give up so much in life and get so close to a personal goal, only to ultimately find oneself sitting on the sidelines.” More»
Tickets: $22 - $42.50. Buy tickets online.
- Fri, Oct 26, 8:00 pm
With a career that spans four decades, his songs are uniquely his and impossible to mistake.”Year of the Cat,” “Time Passages,” “On The Border”….all his great songs and great stories, told with Al’s inimitable sense of humor. As always…a truly memorable evening! More»
Presented by Phoenixville Kiwanis Club
- Sat, Oct 27, 1:00 pm
Costumes are welcome and encouraged at this annual Halloween party hosted by the Phoenixville Kiwanis Club. Door open at 1PM. Costume Parade across our stage at 1:30PM. Movie (two episodes from Fraggle Rock Scared Silly) at 2PM.
Tickets: $22.50 - $35.00. Buy tickets online.
- Sat, Oct 27, 8:00 pm
Rockapella’s latest show, entitled Motown & More, pays tribute to the music of Motown with unique versions of hit songs from The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and more. Among other Rockapella favorites, the concert will include songs like The Temptations’ “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” The Jackson 5′s “Stop The Love You Save,” and “Dancin’ Machine.” More»
Directed by F.W. Murnau. Germany. 1922. NR. 81 min. DVD.
Presented by Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
- Sun, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) presents Nosferatu with live organ accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman. More»
Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. US. 2012. R. 107 min. Lionsgate. 35mm.
Closed on Mon, Oct 29 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“For all his leading man looks, Richard Gere has always been an uncomfortable presence onscreen: confident, sure, but strangely tense, even in supposedly laid-back roles like Pretty Woman and Dr. T and the Women. Writer-director Nicholas Jarecki puts the veteran actor to brilliant use in the insanely gripping Arbitrage, a drama about the manic, desperate calculations beneath the successful, seemingly calm veneer of a Wall Street bigwig standing on the precipice of total personal and financial ruin. More»