the colonial theatre marquee

Apr 25 – May 1

We have a new feature starting tomorrow (Friday) — this year's Oscar winner for best documentary feature, Taxi to the Dark Side. The film provides an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. More information is in the Features section of the website. Please note that there will be no Wednesday screenings of the film because of the Dickey Betts concert.

Our kids' film at 2pm on Saturday is Mary Poppins (1966) starring the perfectly tart Julie Andrews and the exuberant Dick Van Dyke. (The chimney sweeps' performance in "Step in Time" is just brilliant!)

Wrapping up our month of Terry Gilliam films, our classic on Sunday at 2pm is The Fisher King starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges. Next week, we get back to classics proper with a month of Sherlock Holmes films.If you really need a film fix this weekend, check out the West Chester Film Festival today through Sunday. This year, they're screening 68 short films in 9 blocks throughout the weekend. Each block has 7-8 films. The price per block is $7, but Colonial members will pay only $6 when they present their Colonial membership card at the box office.

Finally, we have two unique workshops for kids this summer. During the last week in June, Hua Hua Zhang who performed at the theatre this month, will lead younger students in a Chinese Dragon Workshop, and older students in a Shadow Mask Theatre Workshop. More information about both is on the Children's section of our website. You can also find out about our Summer Children's Series on our site.

Thanks for your support and we'll see you at the theatre!