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Classic Films

Member passes are accepted at most classic films. Click on the film title to confirm.
Matinee: $7 Adult // $7 Seniors (62+) & Students // $5 Members & Children <13
Evening: $10 Adult // $8 Seniors (62+) & Students // $6 Members & Children <13

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Sun., October 14, 2018 thru Mon., October 15, 2018

Directed by Tod Browning. US. 1931. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. Universal. Digital.

Get a peek at our Illuminating Cinema film series before the screening on Sun, Oct 14 – Prof. Andrew Owen will give a brief introduction to the film in the historic 1903 Theatre!

Enjoy dinner at Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville before the Mon, Oct 15 screening and they’ll donate 20% of your food bill to the Colonial! Simply print out this coupon and present it to your server before . . .

Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Double Feature

Sun., October 21, 2018 thru Mon., October 22, 2018

Directed by James Whale. US. 1931. NR. 2 hour 25 minutes. Universal. Digital.

Join us early on Sun, Oct 21 to listen to 16 year-old organist Brett Miller play the Wurlitzer theatre organ from 1:00 – 1:30pm!

And, get a peek at our Illuminating Cinema film series after the Sun, Oct 21 screening – Prof. Andrew Owen will lead a convivial conversation about the films immediately afterwards, in the historic 1903 Theatre.

Hot on the heels of their hit Dracula, Universal Picture . . .

The Golem with Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment

Sun., October 28, 2018

Directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener. Germany. 1920. NR. 1 hour 30 minutes. DVD.
Presented by TOSDV

Wayne Zimmerman Sr. will accompany the silent movie The Golem at our annual Halloween presentation. Wayne is a long time member of The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley and has performed many times on our 3/24 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

The Golem is a German silent horror movie that was inspired by an ancient Jewish legend about a freed clay statue that goes on a rampage at a . . .

Way Out West

Sat., November 3, 2018

Directed by James Horne. US. 1937. Ages 6+. 1 hour 59 minutes. 35mm.
Presented by Sonar Entertainment

When was the last time that you laughed, really laughed, out loud at a movie? Well, on November 3, at our Fourth Annual Laurel and Hardy Film Fest we will provide kids of all ages a chance to laugh themselves silly at the antics of two of the funniest film comedians ever. The Colonial, and the Downingtown chapter of the International Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society are proud to present . . .


Sun., November 4, 2018 thru Mon., November 5, 2018

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. US. 1946. NR. 1 hour 43 minutes. Fox. Digital.

When a young Miranda (Gene Tierney) moves into the extravagant Dragonwyck Manor, the home of her wealthy cousin Nicholas (Vincent Price), it seems like the solution to all her problems. But after Nicholas’ wife dies, he becomes emotionally shattered – and mentally unbalanced. Soon, Miranda begins to worry about her safety and that of her niece. A thoroughly entertaining and suspenseful film, Dragonwyck is most famous for being the movie that . . .

Cape Fear

Sun., November 11, 2018 thru Mon., November 12, 2018

Directed by J. Lee Thompson. US. 1962. NR. 1 hour 46 minutes. Universal. Digital.

Before Robert DeNiro and Nick Nolte squared off in Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake, there was this original thriller with screen legends Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Released after an eight-year sentence for rape, Max Cady (Mitchum) sets out to wreck the life of Sam Bowden (Peck), the lawyer who put him behind bars. Fearing for his family’s safety, Bowden seeks every legal route possible to put Cady . . .

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Fri., November 23, 2018

Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 1 hour 31 minutes. Rainbow Releasing. Digital.
Sponsored by Kevin R. Pound

The end of November brings many cherished traditions: Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, shopping with the crazed masses on Black Friday, watching parades and football games, and gathering at the Colonial to watch one of the funniest (and most quotable) comedies of all time, Monty Python and the Holy Grail! Perhaps the Pythons’ finest film, this cult classic puts an absurdist spin on the King Arthur legend complete with . . .


Sun., November 25, 2018 thru Mon., November 26, 2018

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1958. PG. 2 hours 8 minutes. Universal. Digital.

Special introduction and post-film Q&A with Dorothy Herrmann – daughter of legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann!
After his fear of heights results in the escape of a suspect and the death of a colleague, ex-police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) finds himself in the role of private investigator charged with keeping tabs on the wife (Kim Novak) of an old friend. Soon Scottie finds himself embroiled . . .

Dinner at Eight

Sun., December 2, 2018 thru Mon., December 3, 2018

Directed by George Cukor. US. 1933. NR. 1 hour 51 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.

In this all-star comedy/drama from the director of My Fair Lady, an ambitious New York socialite (Billie Burke) planning an extravagant dinner party clashes with her harried businessman husband (Lionel Barrymore). Meanwhile, the couple’s high-society friends, including a crooked mining magnate (Wallace Beery) and his wife (Jean Harlow), must deal with their own dilemmas. It all leads to a series of shocking revelations at the much . . .

The Shop Around the Corner

Sun., December 16, 2018 thru Mon., December 17, 2018

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. US. 1940. NR. 1 hour 39 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.

Alfred (James Stewart) and Klara (Margaret Sullivan), the star employees at a gift shop, are constantly at odds with each other over every little thing. As the busy Christmas season approaches, the only bit of solace they find from their daily bickering is when they write to their anonymous pen pals. As their correspondence turns to fondness, fate has a big surprise planned for the two coworkers. The Shop Around . . .

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sun., December 23, 2018 thru Mon., December 24, 2018

Directed by Frank Capra. US. 1946. NR. 2 hours 10 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Sponsored by CENTURY 21 Norris-Valley Forge

One of the most popular movies of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life 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 Angel, and all his friends as they discover that each of us, in our own way, is a vital part of the world. “Attaboy, Clarence!”

Join us a little early . . .

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sat., December 29, 2018

Directed by Elia Kazan. US. 1945. PG. 2 hours 9 minutes. Fox. Digital.

Growing up in the tough world of a Brooklyn tenement isn’t easy for a young girl (Peggy Ann Garner). Although she loves her hard-working mom (Dorothy McGuire), irresponsible dad (James Dunn) and rambunctious kid brother (Ted Donaldson), Francie yearns to break free from her dreary existence and live a better life. Based on the classic novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn marks the directorial debut of Elia Kazan . . .

Remember the Night

Sun., December 30, 2018 thru Mon., December 31, 2018

Directed by Mitchell Leisen. US. 1940. NR. 1 hour 34 minutes. Universal. Digital.

Moved by the Christmas mood, a New York District Attorney (Fred MacMurray) lets petty shoplifter (Barbara Stanwyck) out on bail and offers her a ride to her home in Indiana. Along the way they have a run-in with a Pennsylvania sheriff, meet their respective parents, and eventually fall in love. Don’t miss your chance to see this rarely screened holiday gem on the big screen . . .

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