the colonial theatre marquee

May 17 – 22

On Friday night, we're starting a new feature, The Counterfeiters (2007) which won this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It looks to be quite morally complex and interesting. It's also reminding me of last year's Best Foreign film, The Lives of Others, which is in development to be re-made in English. But, don't wait to see that version. The original is profound and expertly made, so if you're looking for something to add to your Netflix queue, this is a good one.

 There is no children's program on Saturday, due to the Dogwood Festival and parade. I believe the parade starts at 1pm on the North Side and then heads up Main Street. The festival (a mini carnival) is happening all day in Reeves Park. The children's series resumes next week with The History of the Delta Blues — a great concert for kids, parents and grandparents.

This Sunday at 2pm we continue our month of classic Sherlock Holmes films with a Billy Wilder film. In 1970 the director of such classics as Some Like It Hot, Stalag 17 and The Apartment made The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Next week we wrap of the month with the 1959 Peter Cushing version of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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