Directed by Robert Mulligan. US. 1962. NR. 2 hours 10 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Special Film Screening & Book Signing Event on Sun, Sep 22 with Casey Cep, Author of the Bestseller Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee!
Co-Presented by Reads & Company Bookshop
The classic adaptation of the beloved novel returns to the Colonial’s big screen! Scout Finch (Mary Badham) and her brother, Jem (Phillip Alford) live in sleepy Alabama town. They spend much of their . . .
Directed by Paul Leni. US. 1928. NR. 2 hours 4 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
Brand New 4K restoration with a newly recorded orchestral score by the Berklee School of Music!
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, this silent film classic tells the story of Gwynplaine (Conrad Veidt). Orphaned and disfigured by a villainous king, Gwynplaine wanders the countryside alone until one day his rescues an abandoned blind girl (Mary Philbin). As the years go by, the two lost souls fall in love – but . . .
Directed by Roger Corman. US. 1964. NR. 1 hour 30 minutes. Park Circus. 35mm.
Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying title story (with a subplot based on his tale Hop Frog), gets a magnificently macabre treatment via the taut direction of Roger Corman, a superb script by Charles Beaumont (The Twilight Zone), and a dynamic performance by a villainous Vincent Price. While the red plague destroys the townspeople, a Satan-worshipping Prince (Price) throws a lavish feast for his hedonistic friends. However, the evening’s . . .
Directed by Roger Corman. US. 1965. NR. 1 hour 21 minutes. Park Circus. 35mm.
More macabre fun from Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Corman and Vincent Price! Seeking escape from a mournful exile caused by the death of his beloved wife, Verden Fell (Price) marries the young and vivacious Lady Trevanion (Elizabeth Shepherd). Soon, the spirit of the late Ligeia abruptly besieges Verden’s quest for happiness! Based on Poe’s short story Ligeia, this Halloween favorite highlights an early script by Robert Towne (Chinatown . . .
Directed by F.W. Murnau. Germany. 1922. NR. 81 minutes. blu ray.
Presented by TOSDV
The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley presents their annual Halloween concert and silent movie with Wayne Zimmerman at the console. Along with seasonally appropriate music, Wayne will accompany the vampire classic Nosferatu (1922). This event is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat – and may even cause a few audible gasps!
This program benefits the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) Theatre Organ . . .
Directed by Michael Cimino. US. 1978. R. 3 hours 4 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
Winner of Five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Cimino) and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), this landmark movie explores the damage war inflicts on those who fight it – and those waiting at home. Three friends (Robert DeNiro, John Savage and Walken) from a small Pennsylvania steel town enlist in the Army during the height of the Vietnam War. Even though all three survive the war, they still . . .
Directed by Jonathan Demme. US. 1993. R. 2 hours 6 minutes. Sony. Digital Restoration.
Tom Hanks won the first of two back-to-back Best Actor Oscars for his work in this modern masterpiece. Fired from a prestigious law firm shortly after his colleagues discover his illness, HIV+ lawyer Andrew Beckett (Hanks) seeks the counsel of the only professional in town willing to take his discrimination case – homophobic personal injury lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington). In addition to Hanks’ win, Philadelphia also took home . . .
Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 1 hour 31 minutes. Rainbow Releasing. Digital.
Sponsored by Kevin R. Pound
We Will Screen Both the Traditional Version and the Singalong Version!
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.
Sponsored by Valley Forge Eye Care
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.
Sponsored by CENTURY 21 Norris-Valley Forge
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 . . .