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Oct 3 – 9

Elegy starring Ben Kingsley as a professor (and lothario), and Penelope Cruz as his student starts tomorrow, Friday at 7:30pm. Tomorrow is also First Friday Fright Night here at the big C and we're screening Blade Runner – The Final Cut on 35mm. Show time is 9:45pm.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona has its last screening tonight (Thursday) at 7:30pm.

This Sunday we begin a new theme for the Classics on Sundays series. This month, we're looking at the some of the first films that embraced the newest technology of their day, the Steadicam®. The Steadicam is a camera stabilizing system that has become pervasive in Hollywood cinema and television. The early films that utilized the Steadicam present an opportunity to see just how the technology was adopted and adapted to serve both the narrative and technical drives of cinema.

We are very fortunate to have the Steadicam's inventor, Garrett Brown (who won an Oscar for his device), in our neighborhood. We are thrilled that on Sunday night, at 7pm, Garrett will be here to introduce our first film of the month, Marathon Man (1976) directed by John Schlesinger and starring Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier. Garrett will also stick around for a Q&A after the film. We also want to extend a warm welcome to the participants in this year's Steadicam Workshop in Chester Springs and members of the Steadicam Operators Association who will be with us for the 7pm screening. Please note that there will also be a 2pm screening of Marathon Man, but that Garrett will only introduce the 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Our Children's Series on Saturdays continues this Saturday with another oldie, but goodie – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) at 2pm. Next week, on Sat, Oct 11, we're screening Edward Scissorhands (1990), but we're also doing a Day Off of School Screening on Thu, Oct 9 at 2pm. The film is appropriate for ages 13 and up, so if your kids are looking for something fun to do on their day off, drop them off here for the film.

Tickets to the Bacon Brothers concert and benefit next Friday, Oct 10, are selling quickly, so don't wait too long to be a part of this great event that supports the theatre and the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. Details are on our website.

Parking update — It's First Friday tomorrow night and Bridge Street will be host to local fire trucks on display, so the 200 block of Bridge Street will be closed. After business hours, Colonial patrons are able to park in the Justice Center lot on Bridge Street west of Gay, and in the Frees Insurance lot on Gay Street. Parking in either of these lots means you avoid the traffic congestion on Bridge Street altogether. You can click here to download a pdf of a map of free municipal lots within walking distance of the theatre.

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