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That Thing You Do!

35MM Screening


Add a tour of the 35mm projection booth with legendary projectionist, Ted the Fiddler to your movie ticket purchase! 

When you click the “Buy Tickets” button, you will have the option to buy a movie ticket + projection booth tour for $40 (no member/senior/military price available). Don’t miss this opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal look at this fascinating area of the theatre, led by legendary projectionist Ted the Fiddler! Three tour times available, 6-person limit for each time slot, so act fast before these sell out. All ticket proceeds benefit 35mm film programming.

Tour One: 5:45-6:15pm

Tour Two: 6:15 – 6:45pm: SOLD OUT

Film begins at 7:00pm

Tour Three: 8:45 – 9:15pm

That thing we did!

Thanks to the generosity of a group of donors, The Colonial Theatre received philanthropic support to fund this 35mm program, ensuring that this heartwarming musical comedy comes to our 1903 Theatre in its original 35mm format. Click here to view the details from that successful fundraising campaign.  The Playtone Company, Tom Hanks’ appropriately named production company, heard about our campaign and matched our $1,500 donation – bringing our total to $3,000, thanks Mr. White!

The Playtone Company also donated two movie soundtracks on special edition vinyl – not for sale anywhere! We will be raffling these off at the screening, attend to enter the drawing!


That Thing You Do! (1996), written and directed by Tom Hanks, chronicles the meteoric rise of The Wonders, a fictional pop band from Erie, Pennsylvania. With your generous support, The Colonial Theatre is excited to bring this hilarious, heartwarming film in its original 35mm format to the 1903 Theatre!

“The chief wonder of this rock ‘n’ roll cast is Tom Everett Scott, whose easy charisma, dreamy smile and undersurface intelligence should shoot him up the acting charts like a bullet.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Wily band manager Mr. White (Tom Hanks) helps a small town band achieve big time success when they release a Beatles-style pop song in 1964. Pennsylvania band the “Oneders” become a sensation after their drummer breaks his arm, and is replaced by jazz enthusiast, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott), who injects something a bit different into their music.


  • Genre Comedy
  • Director Tom Hanks
  • Released 1996
  • Runtime 1h 48m
  • Rated PG
  • Studio Disney
  • CountryUnited States



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