Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 1 hour 31 minutes. Rainbow Releasing. Digital.
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The end of November brings many cherished traditions: Thanksgiving dinner, shopping with the crazed masses on Black Friday, and gathering at the Colonial to watch one of the funniest (and most quotable) comedies of all time! Perhaps the Pythons’ finest film, this cult classic puts an absurdist spin on the King Arthur legend complete with silly swordplay, horseless horseplay . . .
Directed by Jacques Demy. US. 1969. PG. 1 hour 37 minutes. Sony. Digital Restoration.
The first English-language film from legendary director Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Model Shop is a cinematic snapshot of 1969 Los Angeles. Things are not going well for George (Gary Lockwood, 2001: A Space Odyssey). He’s an unemployed architect, with a soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend, a car threatened with repossession, and a looming draft notice. Feeling hopeless about his future, George meets a French . . .
Directed by George Sidney. US. 1957. NR. 1 hour 51 minutes. Sony. Digital Restoration.
Nightclub singer Joey Evans’s (Frank Sinatra) dreams of running his own club and making a mint. Too bad Joey’s penchant for being a cad often derails his plans. Despite his earnest affections for kind chorus singer Linda (Kim Novak), Joey sets his sights on seducing wealthy widow Vera Simpson (Rita Hayworth) in an effort to bankroll his nightclub. Now, Joey’s time and luck are running out and . . .
Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. Ages 6+. 1 hour 38 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
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The holidays aren’t complete without a screening of this classic comedy. All nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. But his request for the toy is met with the same warning from his mom, his teacher and Santa: “You’ll shoot your . . .
Directed by Frank Capra. US. 1946. NR. 2 hours 10 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
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What can we say about It’s a Wonderful Life that hasn’t been said a thousand times before? One of the most popular movies of all time (though it wasn’t a hit when it was first released), this is a film that has come to represent all the hope, good will, and sentiment that define the holiday season. Please join us in rooting for Jimmy Stewart, Clarence the . . .
Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1960. NR. 2 hours 5 minutes. Park Circus. Digital Restoration.
What’s so special about cubicle dweller Bud Baxter’s (Jack Lemmon) average apartment? The rent’s cheap, it’s close to work and his bosses want to use it for their extramarital affairs. When Baxter’s top boss Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) dangles the carrot of a big promotion in exchange for unlimited apartment use, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine . . .