Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. US. 1939. NR. 1 hour 50 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
First Garbo talked, then she laughed! In her first big screen comedy, Greta Garbo portrays Nina Ivanovna “Ninotchka” Yakushov, a special envoy deployed by the Soviet Union to Paris to ensure the sale of royal jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Ninotchka’s mission is hampered by a charming Count (Melvyn Douglas) who intends to intercept the jewels on behalf of their rightful owner, the Grand Duchess (Ina Claire). Will . . .
Take advantage of the wonderful weather (and your membership) by joining fellow members on the Colonial’s rooftop deck for a series of special outdoor screenings! What’s playing? That’ll be a surprise until show time – but we can tell you that each title is a gem! So bring your favorite camping chair and we’ll supply the movies – and a few other treats! Rain dates will typically be . . .
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. US. 1942. NR. 1 hour 39 minutes. Universal. 35mm.
When the Nazis invade Poland, the husband-and-wife founders of a Warsaw theatrical troupe (Jack Benny and Caroler Lombard) find themselves cast in a plot to prevent a list of resistance leaders from falling into enemy hands. Released one month after Lombard’s tragic death, this satirical farce caused quite a stir upon release, but is now considered one of the greatest comedies of all time . . .
Directed by Charlie Chaplin. US. 1940. NR. 2 hours 5 minutes. Janus Films. Digital.
Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, scored and starred in this revolutionary comedy/drama that follows the parallel stories of an amnesiac WWI hero/barber (Chaplin) and a rising fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin). After joining the rebellion, the barber who bears a remarkable resemblance to the dictator soon finds himself in a position that could change the current state of affairs.
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Directed by Preston Sturges. US. 1941. NR. 1 hour 34 minutes. Universal. Digital.
From the mind of Preston Sturges (Sullivan’s Travels) comes this screwball comedy classic about a lovelorn millionaire (Henry Fonda), the con artist (Barbara Stanwyck) after his fortune, and the conflicting feelings that place both of them in a complicated scenario played out aboard a luxurious ocean liner. Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, The Lady Eve is commonly listed as . . .
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. UK. 1938. NR. 1 hour 36 minutes. MGM. Digital.
Delayed by an avalanche, two passengers aboard a London-bound train, young Iris (Margaret Lockwood) and elderly Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty), strike up a friendship. When the trip resumes Iris realizes that Miss Froy has gone missing. Although the other passengers don’t recall seeing the missing woman, Iris tries to uncover the truth with the help of a musician (Michael Redgrave). Soon sparks and bullets fly as the . . .
Directed by Josef von Sternberg. US. 1932. NR. 1 hour 22 minutes. Universal. Digital.
China. 1931. While the nation is engulfed in civil war, a British Captain (Donald Harvey) travelling to Shanghai discovers that a fellow passenger – the notorious courtesan Shanghai Lilly (Marlene Dietrich) – is in fact his old flame, Magdalen. As the former lovers reignite their spark a real powder keg is about to explode via the exploits of a cunning spy (Warner Oland) and his rebel forces. This pre-Code classic from . . .
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. US. 1968. G. 2 hours 29 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital Restoration.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Memento) and a team of technical specialists have restored Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece to its groundbreaking glory! After a mysterious monolith is discovered on the moon, the crew of the spaceship Discovery aided by the super-intelligent computer HAL 9000 embarks on a mission to Jupiter in hopes of unlocking the secrets of the object’s origin.
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