The Colonial Theatre is proud to host community events presented by other organizations, providing a space for local groups and individuals to present films, concerts, conferences, fundraisers, and their own special events.
Breastmilk: The Movie
Join us for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with breastfeeding experts, and raffle! All profits go directly to The Birth Center’s breastfeeding support groups, now known as Mother-Baby Breastfeeding Connections. Babies and children welcome, we just ask that if your child will require a seat, you make a donation on their behalf. A $12 donation is suggested, please give generously. Doors open at 9:30am for the 10:00am screening, with ab introduction by IBCLC Patty Siegrist. If you are unable to attend, but would like the give a gift to The Birth Center, you can do so online. (more…)
Spring Pipe Organ Concert
Today’s program will feature music appropriate for Spring (or rather, a Spring thaw), Irish music for St. Patty’s Day, and two silent movie comedy shorts. “One A.M.” and “The Pawnshop” are early Chaplin films, before his “little tramp” persona was developed. This program benefits the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) Theatre Pipe Organ Restoration Fund. (more…)
Iron Town Cycling with TriCounty Toyota present this classic cycling film. Enjoy a night at the movies while supporting local people in need. The message in “Breaking Away” is that life is more than just cycling. Let’s come together and demonstrate that cyclists and non-cyclists alike can help our fellow man. All proceeds benefit the Phoenixville Area Community Services–PACS. If you are into cycling, philanthropy, or simply enjoy a classic American movie, see you there! Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at the door. (more…)
Trout Fishing in America
St. Francis in the Fields of Malvern presents Trout Fishing in America, a family friendly, fun and fantastic time with “solid rock & roll and jazz pros who fuel their comic and soulful songs with powerhouse vocals and instrumental stylings.” Proceeds benefit the Youth Mission work of St. Francis in the Fields of Malvern benefitting the Oglala Lakota Native Americans of South Dakota. (more…)
A Fierce Green Fire
“A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet” is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization… the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against enormous odds. (more…)
Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust Annual Christmas Party
Meet Santa at the Colonial during Phoenixville Federal’s annual community Christmas party! Tickets are free but MUST be picked up in advance at any PFB&T branch.
Adoption Awareness Event: Martian Child
Families from the community are invited to attend a free awareness event/movie to learn about the need for adoptive homes for older children. The event starts at 6:30PM with a 30 minute presentation of successful adoption stories for older children as well as a short documentary of older youth sharing their need for adoptive families. At 7PM the audience will enjoy a showing of Martian Child (PG), a 2007 American comedy-drama starring John Cusack as a writer who adopts a strange young boy who believes he is from Mars. An information table will be set up (before and during the screening) with information about how families can get involved. This event is FREE of charge and is being sponsored by The Delaware Valley Adoption Council.
The Phantom of the Opera with Live Pipe Organ Accompaniment
Through the years, Gaston Leroux’s classic novel ”Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” has had many film and stage incarnations. The most successful stage version, by Andrew Lloyd-Weber, has been at New York City’s Majestic Theatre since opening night, January 26, 1988. It is now the longest running show on Broadway – 25 years!! Through the years, there have been several film presentations of “Phantom’” some more successful than others. Please join us for the original, and by unanimous acclaim, best version – the 1925 silent masterpiece, featuring Lon Chaney, Sr., (known as “The Man Of A Thousand Faces”) portraying Erik (the Phantom) and co-starring Mary Philbin as Christine and Norman Kerry as Raoul. Live musical accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman at the console of TOSDV’s fabulous 3/24 Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. WARNING: The unmasking of Erik by Christine has caused screaming and worse so be prepared! (more…)
Holiday Pipe Organ Concert
You are cordially invited to join the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley for its annual pre-holiday presentation. Hear music appropriate for Winter, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year’s and enjoy one or two silent comedy shorts including the Laurel& Hardy classic “Big Business” in which the boys attempt to sell Christmas trees in sunny, balmy California. All of the above will feature various artists playing TOSDV’s fabulous 3/24 Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. What better way to begin the holiday/shopping season! See you there!
Firebird Theatre’s Holiday Revue
Firebird Theatre presents their musical annual holiday revue featuring It’s A Wonderful Life, adapted for radio-on-stage by Tony Palermo and based on the Frank Capra film. (more…)
Enjoy a unique evening of professional keyboard artistry featuring some of the top performers in the Philadelphia area. The musical styles will be as diverse as the instruments. If it has a keyboard, and it’s acoustic, it could show up in this concert! Both adults and students will enjoy a varied program featuring classical, jazz, pop and more. In addition to solo pieces there will be keyboard collaborations, including 4-hand piano. Also includes insightful onstage conversations with the artists. Get to know the stories behind the music and the musicians. All proceeds benefit the Kimberton Waldorf School Steinway Restoration Fund.
The Mark of Zorro with Live Pipe Organ Accompaniment
“LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! IT’S SUPERMAN! Well, it could be. But it’s not that caped and masked crusader who arrives at the Colonial on Sunday Sep 22. THIS TIME IT’S ZORRO!! Travel back in time with the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley to the early southwest when tyranny, fear, cruelty and oppression ruled the settlers and the native Indians. See what happens when our fearless caped and masked avenger appears in order to right the wrong! See Douglas Fairbanks Sr. as he runs, leaps, rides and duels in the fabulous 1920 swashbuckling epic The Mark of Zorro. (more…)
Firebird Theatre presents The Little Mermaid
Firebird Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid Jr” a live musical production of the classic tale. These performances are the culmination of a three week summer drama workshop held at the Colonial. This is a perfect family event! (more…)
Gold Tones Productions presents Eddie Holman
Gold Tones Production presents the Philadelphia sounds of the legendary Eddie Holman at the Colonial. Holman, the “King of the Falsetto Voice,”ť sings such hits as “Hey There Lonely Girl,” “I Love You,” “I’ll Be Forever Loving You” and many more. (more…)
UNWOUND is a short film based on a cassette tape diary from the 1970s, rediscovered in 2011 by director Michael Marabella. The tape contained the collected thoughts and musings of a young woman who referred to herself only as “K.R.,” recorded over a four-month period in 1976. UNWOUND features four different entries from the tape adapted for film, each entry conceptualized and executed by a different cast and crew. Each director worked from the source material of the 1976 cassette tape, their segments influenced by their own impressions of K.R. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 8PM and the film starts at 8:30PM.
Visit theunwoundarchive.com for more information.
Phoenixville Library’s Thrilling Thursdays
Join the Phoenixville Public Library at the Colonial for FREE, family fun on Thrilling Thursdays! (more…)
“Restless Heart was a joy and a pleasure to watch, as it is a soul-stirring story which conveys the beauty of truth in a commanding way via: Scripture passages, poignant lines from Augustine’s Confessions, meaningful dialogue, and exceptional acting. In addition, it not only portrays the life of St. Augustine, but the film brings to life two other great saints, St. Monica and St. Ambrose, as well. Overall, this is a top quality film which I highly recommend. I predict that it will become a spiritual classic and be loved by audiences for many years to come.” (Jean M. Heimann) (more…)
Firebird Theatre Summer Camp
A 10 Day Summer Intensive Drama Camp at the Colonial Theatre for young performers ages 7 to 12. (more…)
The highly anticipated sophomore release from Coastalrise, `Call of the Sea` will premiere at The Colonial Theatre on April 5th! Since late 2010, Coastalrise has been quickly rising on the indie music scene. Just after the release of their self-titled debut album in June of 2011, they showcased at the prestigious `Creation Festival,` where they took the top indie performer pick, landing them national recognition. Last summer they played at five of the nation’s largest music festivals. In non-summer months, Coastalrise has played at many of Philadelphia’s top music venues for sold-out crowds creating a buzz in the local music scene. (more…)
Phoenixville Federal Silent Movie Fest
In celebration of their 100th Anniversary Phoenixville Federal BAnd & Trust presents a Silent Movie Fest with LIVE pipe organ accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman of the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley! This is event is FREE and open to the community but seating is limited. Pick up your free tickets at any Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust branch. (more…)
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Official Trailer Screening and More!
James Rolfe will be hosting a screening that will include: two past Angry Video Game Nerd episodes followed by the official world premiere of the AVGN Movie Trailer. This is your chance to get a first look at the trailer before it goes online. James will also show some Behind The Scenes images. There will also be a Q&A session and a chance to get an autograph from the nerd himself. This is an “R” rated event, so those under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. (more…)
The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) presents Nosferatu with live organ accompaniment by Wayne Zimmerman. (more…)
The Secret Cinema: Scopitone Party!
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…)
Firebird Children’s Theatre: Winter Holiday Revue
Firebird Children’s Theatre proudly presents our first annual Winter Holiday Revue. Kids of all ages will enjoy a fun filled afternoon celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, while singing along to toe tapping holiday music and a live musical comedy play suitable for young audiences. (more…)
Firebird Children’s Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz! and The Trouble in Oz!
Firebird Children’s Theatre proudly presents LIVE on stage, the musical “The Wizard of Oz!” A Journey to the Emerald City with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Munchkins and more and see your favorite characters light up the stage with singing and dancing in this Broadway musical. Our production features kids and teens from Phoenixville and the surrounding area. Your ticket also includes entry to the one-act Wizard sequel titled “The Trouble in Oz!” Two shows…one price! Fun for the entire family! Firebird Theatre…where children SHINE! (more…)
The 10 Room Bizarro
A warm summer night in July welcomes you out of your Saturday night slumber into the top floor of the legendary Colonial Theater. On this night you will enter 10 rooms of the unknown and the mysteriously unsettling. Each room is a short film. Each short film is something unique… sometimes horrific, sometimes dramatic, sometimes disturbing, sometimes surreal, sometimes philosophical, sometimes erotic, but all the while BIZARRE. The independent film company Apartment 1014 Films invites you to view 10 of their short films in an event they would like to call THE 10 ROOM BIZARRO. 8pm to Midnight. $5 admission. Tickets available at the door. Seating is limited to 50. No one under 18 permitted. (more…)
Pre-Show starts at 7pm and the film starts at 7:30pm. It’s the American Civil War…Johnnie Gray loves The General (his train) and Annabelle Lee (his girl). When Union spies steal his beloved train – with his beloved lady on board - Johnnie springs into action. Will engineer Johnnie get his train back? Will lovelorn Johnnie get his girl back? This 1926 silent film comedy, starring Buster Keaton, is based on a Civil War event. Live musical score performed by Jim Riggs on the TOSDV Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. (more…)
The Mighty Macs
“Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist. “The Mighty Macs,” based on the national championship run of the 1972 women’s basketball team at Immaculata College near Philadelphia, is such a film: lots of button pushing, but in the end you’re glad you saw it. (more…)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This is a fundraiser for the Phoenixville Area Democrats (Phoenixville Boro, East Pikeland and Schuylkill Townships) to raise funds for Get Out the Vote and Election Day activities. We hope that by combining efforts we can elect more good Democrats to all levels of government. On Sunday October 16th we will be showing Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington starring Jimmy Stewart at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. We have also invited all of the County Candidates to attend and mingle with our guests. Confirmed so far are County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and candidate Sue Bayne, as well as Recorder of Deeds candidate Russ Phifer and District Attorney candidate Sam Stretton. With special guest State Senator Andy Dinniman.
The movie will begin at 7:00. Prior to the movie, at 6:00, there will be a special VIP reception with the candidates upstairs at the Colonial where refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $12.00 for just the movie and $25.00 for the VIP Reception and movie.
Hearts in Exile: Gabby Vogel Benefit Concert
“Hearts in Exile” is a live concert and recording by Journey Church dedicated to the memory of a brave 5 year old girl, Gabby Vogel. Gabby lost her fight with brain cancer this past Sunday, September 11th. ALL PROCEEDS from this event will go the Vogel family including a LOVE OFFERING taken the night of the event. Tickets are $6.00 (CASH only)
Journey Church holds services each Sunday at the Colonial Theatre at 11:30AM.
Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust Annual Christmas Party
Meet Santa at the Colonial during Phoenixville Federal’s annual community Christmas party! Tickets are free but MUST be picked up in advance at any PFB&T branch. This year we’re screening one of our Christmas favorites – How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Kiwanis Halloween Party
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.
Silent Film and Pipe Organ Concert
The first half of the program will feature three Laurel and Hardy shorts: Short Kilts (1924), Fluttering Hearts (1927) and Leave ‘Em Laughing (1928). Following intermission enjoy songs for September, Labor Day, the end of summer, and back to school. The program will close with with some classic American songs as a tribute to and remembrance of 9/11/01. This program benefits the TOSDV Theatre Pipe Organ Restoration Fund.
Silent Film: The General
Come see Buster Keaton’s silent movie classic, The General, as you’ve never seen it before! Also known as Many Masterpieces Become One, this presentation of the Civil War 150th Anniversary edition of the movie has been meticulously scored with live Scott Joplin ragtime piano music by Philadelphia area producer, Eric Grob, and includes such hits as “The Maple Leaf Rag,” “The Pineapple Rag,” and “The Ragtime Dance.” (more…)
Join the Phoenixville Public Library at the Colonial on Thursday mornings at 10:30AM for Thrilling Thursdays - FREE, family fun! (more…)
Apartment 1014 Films is premiering their 33rd film and first feature length film. Experience silence, ugliness, time travel, death, and your childhood all wrapped together in a box of bizarre nightmares. This is the not easily defined movie experience of EIGHT. After the film, experience the first ever live performance of the Apartment 1014 soundtrack band, Martin’s Palm Tree Motel as they perform Apartment 1014 Films’ soundtrack music. This will be a night unlike most nights. Welcome to Apartment 1014 Films. Director and cast in attendance on this special night. Tonight will also be the DVD release for EIGHT. Appropriate for 18 and older. (more…)
Firebird Children’s Theatre presents Bugsy Malone and America’s Tallest Tales
Firebird Children’s Theatre proudly presents the LIVE teen Broadway musical Bugsy Malone, the pie-flinging, pinstripe-wearing, pint-sized adaptation that brings the hit film to the stage! A cast of youngsters play Prohibition-era mobsters in this tongue-in-cheek tribute to the 1920s gangster flick. Also featuring our Firefly Junior Theatre actors in America’s Tallest Tales. Two shows…one price! Fun for the entire family! Firebird Theatre…where children SHINE! (more…)
Together Again for the First Time – Rudy Lucente and Glenn Hough
Presented by the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley and featuring Rudy Lucente and Glenn Hough – together again for the first time – playing old favorites, classical theatre organ music, and lots of surprises. (more…)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Murder is thwarted, desires aborted, business supported…and a certain vengeful barber is back in business. After fifteen years imprisonment on a false charge, Benjamin Barker returns to Fleet Street under the assumed name of Sweeney Todd, hungry for the blood of those who wronged him in the past. His downstairs neighbor, the talented Mrs. Lovett, helps guarantee that justice is—literally—served. Ah, it’s just another day in London. (more…)
Silent Movie Cornucopia
The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley is proud to present its third shakedown performance of our Wurlitzer 3/24 Opus 585. We will be showing five classic comedy shorts featuring Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, with Wayne Zimmerman on the organ. This program benefits the TOSDV Theatre Pipe Organ Restoration Fund. (more…)
Matt Cermanski Band
Matt Cermanski, hometown hero, headlines with some of the area’s top bands! (more…)
Race to Nowhere
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth. (more…)
Romero is a powerful film that explores a part of the story of El Salvador, a beautiful land full of wonderful people where the struggles of poverty, politics, violence and oppression have been a constant source of suffering for many years. St. Peter’s Church of Phoenixville has been traveling in mission to El Salvador for the past 3 years in partnership with the Anglican Church there. Our group will go again this summer and we are sponsoring this screening and the discussion to follow to promote awareness and education for our fellow community members to broaden the base of support and understanding in an effort to provide healing and relief to our brothers and sisters in another land. Please join us!
This event is FREE and open to the public and will take place in the Third Floor Screening Room. Romero will be screened on DVD.
Music for Mercies – CANCELLED
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. ALL PURCHASES WILL BE REFUNDED.
An exciting evening of blues and jazz featuring the power packed and passionate performers of Broad St. Blues, Slick Mickey, and The Bryan Betts Group playing for the benefit of Traveling Mercies. Learn more at www.travelingmercies.org.
TOSDV Holiday Musical Extravaganza
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…)
Annual Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust Christmas Party
Meet Santa at the Colonial! Tickets are free but MUST be picked up at any PFB&T branch.
Annual Kiwanis Halloween Party
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. Screening of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 2PM.
The Day After Peace
“In 1981, the United Nations established September 21 as the International Day of Peace, a holiday created to encourage the nations of the world to reject violence and war as means of resolving their differences. Jeremy Gilley is an actor and peace activist who in 1999 created the organization Peace One Day with the goal of promoting non-violence around the world and taking the International Day of Peace to the next level — instead of using the day to promote a noble ideal, Gilley wants the warring nations of the world to agree to a 24 hour cease fire each year on September 21, making it a literal day of peace. (more…)
The Greening of Southie
What happens when you’re asked to build the city of tomorrow… today? Set on the storied streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building, and the men and women who set out to construct it. (more…)
Presented by The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
- Sun, Mar 30
- 2:00 pm
Today’s program will feature music appropriate for Spring (or rather, a Spring thaw), Irish music for St. Patty’s Day, and two silent movie comedy shorts. “One A.M.” and “The Pawnshop” are early Chaplin films, before his “little tramp” persona was developed. This program benefits the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) Theatre Pipe Organ Restoration Fund.
Children <13: $5
General admission seating. Ticket prices do not include the $1.50 per ticket Service More »
Directed by Dana Ben-Ari. US. 2013. 85 min. DVD.
Presented by The Birth Center
- Sat, Apr 5
- 10:00 am
Join us for a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with breastfeeding experts, and raffle! All profits go directly to The Birth Center’s breastfeeding support groups, now known as Mother-Baby Breastfeeding Connections. Babies and children welcome, we just ask that if your child will require a seat, you make a donation on their behalf. A $12 donation is suggested, please give generously. Doors open at 9:30am for the 10:00am screening, with ab introduction by IBCLC More »
Tickets: $20 - $32.50. Buy tickets online.
Presented by St. Francis in the Fields of Malvern
- Sat, Apr 26
- 7:00 pm
St. Francis in the Fields of Malvern presents Trout Fishing in America, a family friendly, fun and fantastic time with “solid rock & roll and jazz pros who fuel their comic and soulful songs with powerhouse vocals and instrumental stylings.” Proceeds benefit the Youth Mission work of St. Francis in the Fields of Malvern benefitting the Oglala Lakota Native Americans of South Dakota.
4 time Grammy Nominees
Parents’ Choice Award Winners
“Lennon and McCartney of kids music” – NPR
“The Smothers Brothers for More »
Directed by Mark Kitchell. US. 2012. NR. 101 min. First Run Features. blu ray.
Sponsored by CEC Associates
- Sun, Apr 27
- 4:30 pm
“A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet” is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization… the film tells vivid stories about people fighting More »