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Spend a Week at the Colonial Mar 21 Mar 27

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The borough is replacing the parking kiosks with single pay per spot parking meters. A link to the Borough announcement is here. As an alternative, go here to see a map that shows two free lots after 5pm: the Borough Hall lot (one block away) and the lot behind Customers Bank (2 blocks away). Both well lit and legal. Mary is on the Borough Parking Committee, so if you have any questions regarding the new meters, you may contact her at mary@thecolonialtheatre.com.

The Shorty Amateur Trailer Contest is back for Blobfest 2014! Notice that this year it is a trailer (< three minutes) rather than a short film. For details click here … and we’ll see the winners in July! More Blobfest news to come in the next few months.

Our new feature film this week is The Past. An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce. Tonight is your last chance to see The Great Beauty at 7:30.

Following our feature Friday night, stay for Shocker at 10:10. Written and directed by Wes Craven, Mitch Pileggi stars as Horace Pinker, a serial killer who uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

The utterly charming Gustafer Yellowgold returns this Saturday at 2PM for our last live kids show of the season. Here’s what EW said about him: “The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain – both adult and kids – absurdly appealing.”

Come on down this Sunday at 12:30 for an exclusive tour of the theatre and a visit to preview 225 Bridge St. Please RSVP by 5PM Saturday by calling 610-917-1228, giving us the names of all attending.

The final of our Classic film series’ March “madness” theme is The Silence of the Lambs. Like last week’s classic (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), it also won Oscars in all 5 major categories. Watch Jodie Foster (young F.B.I. cadet Clarice Starling) and Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter) in amazing Academy Award winning performances.

Join us Sunday, Mar 30 at 2PM for our Spring Pipe Organ Concert, presented by The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley. The program will consist of seasonal music and organ accompaniment to two silent shorts: One A.M. and The Pawnshop. Following the concert, please join us at 5PM in celebrating the life of director/writer/actor Harold Ramis with our Harold Ramis Marathon (Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes), sponsored by Snyder Daly & Clemente, PC.

Saturday, Apr 5 at 10AM we are screening Breastmilk: The Movie, presented by The Birth Center. Doors open at 9:30am for the 10:00am screening, with an introduction by IBCLC Patty Siegrist. A $12 donation is suggested, please give generously. You can also reserve a ticket for the screening online via Eventbrite.

Colonial Theatre members get free admission to History According to Hollywood, a lecture sponsored by The Mill at Anselma Thursday, April 3. Show your member ID and you and a guest get free admission to a wine and cheese reception at 6:30PM and lecture beginning at 7PM. The event is at Bell Hall at The Montgomery School. Call 610-827-1906 for additional information.

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