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Spend a Week at the Colonial Jan 8 Jan 14


Calling all David Bowie fans! We still have great tickets available for Holy Holy, Friday, Jan 15 at 8PM. Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey, both members of Bowie’s band, perform The Man Who Sold the World album plus a set of other classic Bowie songs from 1969-73. Tickets may be purchased online here.

We are carrying over our feature film this week: Spotlight. The film depicts Boston Globe reporters investigating priest sex abuse of children. Everything about this movie is outstanding — the performances, the way the true events are handled, the cinematography. In this day of digital news, this movie makes us stand back and realize what we may lose in the way of investigative journalism as we slowly kill off print media. Don’t miss this film, a recipient of over 56 wins and 88 nominations.

Following our Friday night feature, stay for our Fright Night film The Hidden at 10:15. What seems to start out as a standard action movie (starring Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri) is actually something otherworldly. And watch out for the blink-or-you’ll-miss-it cameo by Danny Trejo as a prisoner.

Saturday morning at 11:00, the Colonial Theatre and WHYY present a FREE screening of In Football We Trust. The film intimately portrays the rise of the Pacific Islander presence in the NFL through four young Polynesian men who are striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through American football.

Our Young Audiences film Saturday at 2PM is Spirited Away. Director Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke) creates an enchanting world in which young Chihiro must face up to her responsibilities to herself and the people she loves.

Our classic film this Sunday at 2PM is Ace in the Hole. A former big city journalist (Kirk Douglas) now stuck in a small town tries to make a name for himself by creating a national media sensation. Billy Wilder directs this tense thriller.

Join us the first and third Sundays of each month at 12:30 for an exclusive tour of the theatre and a visit to 225 Bridge St. Please RSVP by 5PM Thursday by calling 610-917-1228 and giving us the names of all attending.

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