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Best of Philly 2008

Phoenixville Arts & Culture

Art & Independent Films
7 nights a week
Sundays at 2:00pm
Young Audiences
Saturdays at 2:00pm
Fright Night
First Fridays at 9:45pm
Baby Nights
Mondays at 6:30pm
Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Film Discussions
Wednesdays at 9:30pm

Teen Audiences

Our films, concerts and events that may be of interest to teens. Have an idea for a film you’d like to see at the Colonial? Email kirsten AT thecolonialtheatre DOT com.

Sponsoring a film is a great way to support the Colonial and get 50 free passes to a show!

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Shaun of the Dead

Directed by Edgar Wright. UK. 2004. R. 99 min. Focus. 35mm.

  • Fri, Aug 1
  • 10:00 pm

10 Year Anniversary Screening! “In the London of “Shaun Of The Dead,” dead-eyed city-dwellers shamble through the streets. Thoughtlessly, they make their way from place to place, sometimes alone, sometimes in clusters. Their glazed eyes suggest no purpose beyond mindless repetition. Eventually, some of them even turn into zombies. Director/co-writer Edgar Wright and star/co-writer Simon Pegg squeeze a lot of jokes into their horror comedy, but none quite as sharp as the one that slowly unfolds More »

MST3K: Bride of the Monster

Directed by Ed Wood. US. 1955. NR. 90 min. MST. DVD.

  • Fri, Aug 15
  • 9:45 pm

Every monster needs a bride, or so the saying goes. Bela Lugosi (paid a paltry $1,000) stars here as Dr. Vornoff, a mad scientist who horribly burns lovely ladies with atomic radiation. Why would he do this? To create his own army of super creatures, of course (apparently Lugosi had never read a Captain America comic). He’s capably assisted by the mad beast Lobo (played by MST3K mainstay Tor Johnson) in an unclear quest for….something.  Joel and the bots More »

Demolition Man

Directed by Marco Brambilla. US. 1993. R. 115 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.

  • Fri, Sep 12
  • 9:45 pm

“Tofu-eating proponents of PC can look forward to the future with confidence, at least if they live in Los Angeles. According to “Demolition Man,” LA (actually, San Angeles) in the year 2035 will be a place where violence is unheard of, “hello” has been replaced by the phrase “mellow greetings,” and everything “bad for you”–cigarettes, alcohol, hamburgers, coffee, sugar–has been outlawed.

Somewhat out of place in this anemic paradise are John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), a maverick cop, and Simon More »

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 91 min. Rainbow Releasing. Digital.

Fri, Nov 28 thru Mon, Dec 1 -- Roll over to view showtimes.

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 »