Directed by Milos Forman. US. 1984. R. 2 hours 59 minutes. Zaentz. Digital.
Yearning to be the world’s most beloved composer, deeply disciplined and religious Antonioni Salieri (Best Actor winner F. Murray Abraham) finds himself confronted by a threat to his professional pursuits: an upstart composer named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Crass, callow and crude, Mozart offends the pious Salieri in every way – except for his music. Realizing that his own work pales in comparison to that of the supremely gifted . . .
Directed by Martin Scorsese. US. 1980. R. 2 hours 9 minutes. MGM. Digital.
Robert DeNiro deservedly won an Oscar as brutish boxer Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta in this Martin Scorsese film that’s considered one of the greatest movies ever made. With its commanding direction, breakneck editing, and stark black-and-white photography, Raging Bull chronicles LaMotta’s life from his heyday in the ‘40s to his downfall in the ‘50s to his reemergence as a nightclub comic in the ‘60s. Its . . .
Directed by Hal Needham. US. 1979. PG. 89 minutes. Sony. 35mm.
After Blazing Saddles but before Rustler’s Rhapsody, director Hal Needham (The Cannonball Run, Smokey & The Bandit) made this send-up of Hollywood Westerns with an all-star cast that includes a damsel in distress (Ann-Magret), a rugged hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the titular villain (Kirk Douglas). This seldom-screened gem packs a lot of laughs and showcases Needham’s skill for staging amazing stunts. Keep an eye . . .
US. NR. 1 hour 30 minutes. Sony. Digital.
‟Hello! Hellooo! Hellooooo!” Your afternoon will be filled with laughter when our Classic Film program presents five of Moe Larry and Curly’s most beloved short films: Hoi Polloi, Punch Drunks, Violent is the Word for Curly (which features the classic and catchy Stooges tune “Swingin’ the Alphabet”), Disorder in the Court, and You Natzy Spy! (in which the trio satirize Hitler months before the release of Chaplin’s The . . .
Directed by Sam Wood. US. 1935. NR. 1 hour 36 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
The Marx Brothers run amuck in the world of opera when Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) meets aspiring singer Ricardo (Allan Jones) who is determined to win the love of fellow performer Rosa (Kitty Carlisle). Aided by Fiorello (Chico Marx) and Tomasso (Harpo Marx), Otis attempts to unite the young couple but faces opposition from the preening star Lassparri (Walter Woolf King) who also has his sights on Rosa. Traveling . . .
US. NR. 1 hour 17 minutes. Sonar. 35mm.
Many duos loom large in the world of comedy: Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis to name just a few. But one of the most overlooked duos was the winning team of Zasu Pitts & Thelma Todd. Put together by producer Hal Roach (Our Gang), Pitts & Todd were a major success (at one time they even out-grossed some of the biggest names in the business . . .
Directed by Victor Fleming. US. 1939. Ages 6+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
Winner of two Academy Awards, The Wizard of Oz is an American classic. Starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley. A perfect score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, highly imaginative sets and brilliant characterizations make this adaptation of the Frank Baum story a musical fantasy of the highest caliber. Audiences of all ages have been enchanted with The Wizard of Oz since it’s first . . .
Directed by Mark Sandrich. US. 1935. NR. 1 hour 41 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ most successful film partnership (and the second biggest hit of 1935) Top Hat not only spotlights the on-screen chemistry and fancy footwork of its leads, it’s also a showcase for the amazing talents of ace songwriter Irving Berlin. After arriving in London to star in a new musical production, American dancer Jerry (Astaire) awakens his hotel neighbor, Dale (Rogers), while rehearsing a tap . . .
Directed by William Wyler. US. 1953. NR. 1 hour 58 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule touring, European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning Joe finds out Ann’s regal identity and bets . . .
Directed by Blake Edwards. US. 1961. NR. 1 hour 55 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Loosely based on the novel by Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s follows the exploits of Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), a charming yet naïve socialite who hosts wild cocktail parties, delivers a weekly ‟weather report” to a jailed mobster, and searches for a millionaire to marry. When young would-be writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her apartment building, he begins to learn that there’s more to . . .
Directed by Stanley Donen. UK. 1967. NR. 1 hour 51 minutes. Fox. Digital.
While on a business trip in the French Riviera, Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife Joanna (Audrey Hepburn) share memories of their courtship newlywed days and cherished road trips through the French countryside. As flirtation and playful quarreling turn to boredom the Wallaces’ struggle to rekindle their passion . . .
Directed by Tony Richardson. UK. 1963. NR. 2 hours 8 minutes. Janus. Digital.
Not to be confused with the popular Welsh singing sensation, Tom Jones tells the story of a handsome foundling (Albert Finney) who yearns for the heart of young noblewoman Sophie Western (Susannah York). Although she loves sweet and kind Tom in return, her class status prevents her from marrying him. Instead her parents point her in the direction of the mean and cruel Blifil . . .
Treat Dad to an unforgettable afternoon of classic sci-fi with the Colonial’s Go Ape with Dad! Planet of the Apes Marathon! Not only will you be able to see the original Planet of the Apes on the big screen, you’ll also enjoy the seldom screened sequels Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
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Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1975. PG. 2 hours 4 minutes. Universal. 35mm.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies: here comes the Colonial’s annual screening of Steven Spielberg’s first blockbuster – Jaws! In this summertime classic a hungry stranger (Bruce the Shark) comes to the beaches of Amity Island and all hell breaks loose. Now it’s up to the town’s police chief (Roy Scheider,) a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss), and a salty shark . . .
Directed by David Lean. UK. 1957. NR. 2:41 minutes. Sony. Digital.
Set in a POW camp in Burma during the height of World War II, Bridge Over the River Kwai focuses on the no-win situation of British officer Col. Nicholson (Sir Alec Guinness) – either he and his men build a bridge that will benefit the war effort of their captors, or suffer unimaginable torture. At first reluctant Nicholson soon realizes that the construction project is a morale booster for his . . .