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Aug 21 – 27


Food, Inc. has its last screening tonight at 7:30PM. Tomorrow (Friday) we start a one week run of The Hurt Locker. Seraphine starts on Aug 28, and In the Loop starts on Sep 18. (We’re still working on films for Sep 4 & 11).

Over 300 people came out for our screening and discussion of Food, Inc. last night! We were overwhelmed with the turnout and want to thank you all for your patience while we waited to start the film until everyone was in the door. Liz Andersen has put together a reading list and a few links for more information about industrialized versus local food — all are listed at the bottom of this post.

The last two Sundays of the month see the return of Spiritual Cinema sponsored by Wellsprings Congregation. This year they’ve picked Into the Wild (2007) for this Sunday and Madagascar (2005) for Aug 30.

Our Children’s Summer Series wraps next Tuesday at 10:30AM. John Cassidy is back with an even bigger show than he did the last time he was at the Colonial! The Children’s Series goes on hiatus for the month of September, but it’ll be back on Saturdays at 2PM starting in October. All the fall shows will be posted to the website by tomorrow. On the website you will now find the children’s programs under the category Young Audiences; and we’ve added a new category, Teen Audiences, to help the middle and high schoolers find the shows that may interest them more quickly.

Finally, we have a save the date for you – on Thu, Oct 1 we will celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of ACT – the Association for the Colonial Theatre. We’ll screen Miller DesignWorks’ documentary about ACT, as well as Run Lola Run, the first film we showed when we opened our doors on Oct 1, 1999. After that, a party! More details to come.

Food, Inc. Resources

The Food, Inc. website has lots of information, including a reading list.

To see a list of cities where Food, Inc. will be screening, so you can tell your friends to go see it, check out the Magnolia Pictures website.

If you would like to organize a non-theatrical screening of the film (meaning not in a theatre, but in a library, church, or other community location) call Swank Motion Pictures at 800-876-5577.

The books that Liz Andersen suggests reading in addition to those mentioned on the Food, Inc. website are:

  • The Righteous Porkchop by Niccolette Hahn Niman
  • The End of Food by Paul Roberts
  • Almost Meatless by Joy Manning and Tara Matazara Desmond

Some local food websites to check out are:

Finally, some advocacy/policy websites to look into are:

Remember to vote with every bite!

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