Directed by Sydney Pollack. US. 1982. PG. 116 minutes. Sony. Digital.
“There are few actors who can communicate thinking as tangibly as Dustin Hoffman. Watching him, one’s always aware of gears turning, of thought and self-awareness as exhilaratingly tactile curses thrust upon the character in question. Apart from Straight Time, no film has been as directly in touch with this forcefully internal physicality as Tootsie, which actively depends on our awareness of Hoffman’s mythic reputation, most pronouncedly his . . .
Directed by Charles Laughton. US. 1955. NR. 93 minutes. Park Circus. Digital.
“A tall, handsome ‘preacher’ – his knuckles eerily tattooed with ‘love’ and ‘hate’ – roams the countryside, spreading the gospel… and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. To Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), the work of the Lord has more to do with condemning souls than saving them, especially when his own interests are involved. Now his sights are set on $10,000 – and two little children are the . . .
Directed by Louis Malle. France. 1958. NR. 91 minutes. Rialto. Digital.
“Elevator to the Gallows revolves around Florence (Jeanne Moreau) and her lover Julien (Maurice Ronet), who have plotted to murder her husband, M. Carala (Jean Wall). After framing Carala’s death to look like a suicide, Julien gets stuck in his office building’s elevator, and his car is stolen by a teenage couple, Louis (Georges Poujouly) and Véronique (Yori Bertin), looking for a joyride. Florence spends the night . . .
The Colonial Theatre’s annual Father’s Day movie marathon event is about to boldly go where it has never gone before – the Star Trek universe. Kirk, Spock and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew are beaming down to the Colonial’s big screen on Jun 18 with three of their best cinematic adventures. The three films selected are among the most highly regarded entries in the Star Trek . . .
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1975. PG. 124 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sponsored by Neil Spak, REALTOR®
15 year-old organist Brett Miller will play the Wurlitzer theatre organ from 4-4:30pm!
There are very few films in the history of cinema that can be considered perfect. Jaws is, without a doubt, one of them. Plagued with production problems of all sorts Jaws emerged as the first summer blockbuster and changed movies forever. This is a true classic of the silver screen and one of the . . .
Directed by Blake Edwards. UK. 1982. PG. 132 minutes. Warner. 35mm.
“This stylish, gender-bending, sexual/musical comedy stars Julie Andrews as a female (Victoria) who passes as a gay male female impersonator (Victor). Robert Preston offers a scintillating performance as her gay friend and mentor, Toddy. James Garner is a Chicago gangster confusingly enchanted and attracted to Andrews, who he thinks is a man. Based on the 1933 German comedy, Viktor und Viktoria, Edwards’ exuberant romp is full of snappy . . .
Directed by John Sturges. US. 1969. G. 134 minutes. Sony. 35mm.
Released four months after the Apollo 11 moon landing, Marooned orbited the public’s fascination of with space travel – and eerily predated the unfortunate events of the Apollo 13 mission by five months. After completing their assignment on an experimental space station, the three-man crew of the Ironman (Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman and James Franciscus) are stranded after their main engine malfunctions. Now it’s up to the ground . . .
Directed by John Guillermin. US. 1974. PG. 165 minutes. Fox. 35mm.
“We got a fire here!” When faulty wiring courtesy of a cheapskate electrical engineer (Richard Chamberlain) sets the newly opened 138-floor Glass Tower in San Francisco ablaze, it’s up to handsome architect Paul Newman and equally handsome fire chief Steve McQueen to battle the flames and save the day in producer Irwin Allen’s epic disasterpiece. In addition to our handsome heroes, this star-studded film also features . . .
Directed by Hal Needham. US. 1979. PG. 89 minutes. Sony. 35mm.
After Blazing Saddles but before Rustler’s Rhapsody, director Hal Needham (The Cannonball Run, Smokey & The Bandit) made this send-up of Hollywood Westerns with an all-star cast that includes a damsel in distress (Ann-Magret), a rugged hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the titular villain (Kirk Douglas). This seldom-screened gem packs a lot of laughs and showcases Needham’s skill for staging amazing stunts. Keep an eye . . .
Directed by Byron Haskin. US. 1953. NR. 85 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
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Directed by Sam Peckinpah. US. 1972. PG. 123 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
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Directed by John Badham. US. 1977. R. 118 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Special 40th Anniversary Celebration with a pre-screening Disco Dance Party featuring the vinyl-spinning talents of the Thrifty Discount DJs! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since John Travolta strutted across the screen to the chart-topping sounds of the Bee Gees in this blockbuster slice-of-life drama. During the day, Brooklyn working stiff Tony Manero (Travolta) hustles paint and plywood in neighborhood . . .
Directed by Arthur H. Nadel. US. 1967. NR. 99 minutes. MGM. 35mm.
Sponsored by The Elvis, And Podcast
50th Anniversary Screening Sponsored by the Elvis, And Podcast with Elvis movie tunes spun by the Thrifty Discount DJs before the show! To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The King’s passing, the Colonial presents this summertime musical comedy romp in which the son of a Texas oil tycoon (Elvis) trades places with a poor waterski instructor (Will Hutchins) to see if people really like him for who he is . . .
Directed by William Wyler. US. 1966. NR. 123 minutes. Fox. Digital.
A mod comedy caper, How to Steal a Million finds a young woman (Audrey Hepburn) enlisting the help of a cat burglar (Peter O’Toole) to steal a forged piece of art from a Paris museum in order to keep her con man dad (Hugh Griffith) out of jail. One of the last works by director Willian Wyler (Ben-Hur), this delightful flick also stars Eli Wallach and Charles Boyer . . .
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker. US. 1968. NR. 78 minutes. Janus. Digital.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Monterey Pop Festival, we’re proud to screen a brand new digital restoration of this classic concert film. Highlighting star-making performances by Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Who and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, the film also showcases such 60s luminaries as Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, and Eric Burdon & The Animals. Get ready . . .
Directed by Walter Lang. US. 1952. NR. 117 minutes. Fox. 35mm.
Overshadowed by director Walter Lang’s other films from this decade (There’s No Business Like Show Business, The King and I, Desk Set), With a Song in My Heart proves to be just as entertaining and enriching as his more famous films. This musical biopic focuses on the triumphs and travails of singer/actress Jane Froman (played by Susan Hayward). From her rise to popularity to the 1943 plane . . .
Directed by Bruce Beresford. US. 1983. PG. 92 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Winner of the 1984 Academy Awards for Best Actor (Robert Duvall) and Best Screenplay (Horton Foote), Tender Mercies is a quiet, gentle film about finding happiness in unhappy times. Duvall stars as country singer Mac Sledge, a recovering alcoholic who decides to put his life on the right track after befriending a young widow (Tess Harper) and her lonely son (Allan Hubbard). Spotlighting several remarkable performances and highlighted by a . . .
Directed by Frank Capra. US. 1937. NR. 97 minutes. Sony. Digital.
After their plane crashes in the Himalayas, the surviving passengers are rescued by a kind stranger and taken to paradise on earth – Shangri-La. There they meet the mysterious High Lama who tells them that their plane crash may not have been an accident but fate. Ronald Coleman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton and Sam Jaffe star in Frank Capra’s adaptation of the James Hilton’s classic novel . . .
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. UK. 1964. PG. 95 minutes. Sony. Digital.
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