Our Classics on Sundays Series runs year-round at 2pm on Sunday afternoons; however you’ll sometimes see films from our Young Audiences or First Friday Fright Night series show up here too, because, well, they’re classics! Our upcoming themes are:
Jul: Mop Tops, Mods & Monkees
Aug: The Guns of August
Sep: Conspiracy by the Numbers
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Directed by Jean Renoir. France. 1937. NR. 114 min. Rialto Pictures. Digital.
- Sun, Aug 24
- 2:00 pm
This film is widely regarded as being one of the finest ever conceived, providing a most eloquent and meaningful commentary on the essence of war by focussing on the relationships between French prisoners of war (Jean Gabin , Marcel Dalio and Pierre Fresnay) and their German commandant (the masterful Erich von Stroheim). To again quote the Radio Times, “Made on the eve of the Second Word War but set in a German POW camp during the First World War, it has been called More »
Directed by Michael Powell. UK. 1943. NR. 163 min. MGM. Digital.
- Sun, Aug 31
- 2:00 pm
A film that is considered to be “one of British cinema’s undisputed masterpieces,” this is a warm and witty character study of the life of a seemingly stuffy professional British soldier (Roger Livesey) whose long career spans the Boer War through World War II. As the Cinebook Movie Guide has so aptly described him, he is “transformed by time and experience from the dashing young firebrand of the 1890s to the anachronistic old codger of the World War II era. The More »
Directed by John Frankenheimer. US. 1964. PG-13. 118 min. Warner. 35mm.
- Sun, Sep 7
- 2:00 pm
Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas star in this exceptionally tense and well-acted political thriller about a conspiracy among top military brass, who plan to take over the US government after the president (Fredric March) signs a nuclear disarmament treaty. With a supporting cast that includes Edmund O’Brien (nominated for Best Supporting Actor), Ava Gardner, John Houseman, Martin Balsam, and many other familiar faces of the time, this is a film that cranks up the suspense to almost unbearable levels, while More »
Directed by Sydney Pollack. US. 1975. R. 117 min. Paramount. Digital.
- Sun, Sep 14
- 2:00 pm
In the wake of the Watergate scandals and revelations about the Vietnam War, conspiracy theories blossomed during the mid-1970s. Nowhere was this national paranoia more evident than in this major thriller of the time. Actor/director Sydney Pollack (“Absence of Malice,” “Tootsie,” “Out of Africa,” etc.) and Robert Redford teamed up to provide an action-packed tale of a low-level CIA operator (like, his job is to read books and to try and find security threats) who comes back to More »
Presented by The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
- Sun, Sep 21
- 2:00 pm
The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley, Inc. (TOSDV) begins its 2014/2015 season with a special guest theatre organist. Clark Wilson, from Ohio, will be at the console of TOSDV’s 3/24 Mighty Wurlitzer to accompany a wonderful Harold LLoyd silent film comedy, “Girl Shy” from 1924, co-starring Jobyna Ralston.Lloyd portrays a small-time tailor’s apprentice who can’t speak to women but nevertheless has penned a how-to book entitled “The Secret of Making Love More »
Directed by Alan Pakula. US. 1976. R. 138 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.
- Sun, Sep 28
- 2:00 pm
If it weren’t for the fact that this is very much a true story, based upon actual events, one would think that this movie was a lot less believable than the other conspiracy films we’re featuring this month. Unfortunately, it is true, and it is based upon documented facts. It stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as the reporters Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose unrelenting digging and perseverance in seeking out the facts about a “two-bit burglary” in More »
Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 91 min. Rainbow Releasing. Digital.
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The end of November brings many cherished traditions: Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, shopping with the crazed masses on Black Friday, watching parades and football games, and gathering at the Colonial to watch one of the funniest (and most quotable) comedies of all time,“Monty Python and the Holy Grail!” Perhaps the Pythons’ finest film, this cult classic puts an absurdist spin on the King Arthur legend complete with silly swordplay, horseless horseplay, a killer bunny, and a band of knights More »