the colonial theatre marquee

Jun 6 – 12

Our feature film this week is an Indian film, but not the Bollywood sort. Sarkar Raj is a political drama about tradition versus modernity, played out in the arena of land development. The film stars Aishwarya Rai who was last seen at the Colonial in Jodhaa Akbar. The film will run through Mon, Jun 9. It's also First Friday tomorrow and that means it's First Friday Fright Night at the Colonial. This month we're showing Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic, The Evil Dead at 10pm.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Jun 10 & 11, we are happy to welcome Australian guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel back to the Colonial. The Wednesday show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Tuesday evening. Both shows are at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29.50, $34.50 and $39.50 and can be purchased with cash or check at the Colonial box office or online at

On Thursday, Jun 12 join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia at the Colonial for a concert with Yale Strom and a screening of the documentary Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years. 

Our Classics on Sunday film this week is Stalag 17 (1953), directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Otto Preminger. Show time is at 2pm.

While our 2007-08 Children's Series has come to a close, we still have plenty of family-friendly programs on our slate. We have two unique summer workshops for kids during the week of Jun 23 – 27 — a Shadow Mask Theatre Workshop for kids ages 10-14, and a Chinese Dragon Workshop for kids ages 7-9. Then, on July 8 we launch our second annual Children's Summer Series with a concert by Colonial favorites, The Cat's Pajamas. 

Now, a BlobFest update: we've been fielding calls from Colonial and Blob fans who would like to buy advance tickets to the film screenings during BlobFest weekend. You can purchase wristbands and tickets in advance by sending a check to the Colonial (see our address at left). Be sure to indicate which screening you would like to attend. Please visit the BlobFest Events page of our website for information on the film screenings, wristbands and tickets.

We're also still recruiting volunteers for BlobFest weekend. If you would like to get knee-deep in the kitsch and help out please call Mary at 610-917-1228.