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Art House Theater Day

Join us on Sunday, September 23 for the 3rd annual Art House Theater Day – a day-long celebration of the movies, music and live events that make nonprofit, member-supported theaters like your Colonial so special!

From classic films like Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes to wonderful new documentaries like Saving Brinton and Deconstructing The Beatles: Birth of The Beatles, to acclaimed new movies like The Wife and Five Fingers For Marseilles, to live comedy with The Pigeontown Players, you can walk into any of our three theaters and enjoy a unique form of entertainment!

During Art House Theater Day at the Colonial, you can also enjoy the benefits of Members’ pricing on all films* all day long, get a peek at our Illuminating Cinema film series before-and-after The Lady Vanishes screening, socialize with fellow film and live entertainment fans during a special Happy Hour from 6:00-7:00PM (with $2 off all drinks during that time), and ask renowned Beatles expert Scott Freiman anything about The Fab Four during a live Skype Q&A session after Deconstructing The Beatles!

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.

In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.