Directed by Michael Curtiz. US. 1942. NR. 1 hour 42 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. With its perfect blend of witty dialogue, superlative performances, and brilliant timing, Casablanca has earned its place as one of the . . .
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Italy. 1945. NR. 1 hour 43 minutes. Janus. Digital Restoration.
During the Nazi occupation of Rome, a resistance fighter Manfredi (Marcello Pagliero) tries to avoid capture by the Nazis with the help of a priest (Aldo Fabrizi) and a pregnant widow (Anna Magnani). Rome, Open City is one of the earliest entries in the Italian neorealist movement which focused on the working class/poor, filmed on location instead of studios, and often employed non-professional actors to achieve a more . . .
Directed by Lina Wertmüller. Italy. 1975. R. 1 hour 56 minutes. Kino. Digital Restoration.
While serving time in a German prisoner-of-war camp, an Italian army deserter (Giancarlo Giannini) recalls his past exploits involving an accidental murder, a stint in an asylum, the military, and his seven sisters. Director Lina Wertmüller made history when she became the first woman to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for this highly original dramatic farce . . .
Directed by John Ford. US. 1952. NR. 2hours 9 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
John Ford’s Oscar-winning fable returns to the Colonial’s big screen just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! After accidentally killing his opponent in the ring, Irish-born American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returns to Ireland in an attempt to reclaim family’s farm and start a new, peaceful life. Not long after his arrival, Sean falls in love with an outspoken young woman (Maureen O . . .
Directed by Ida Lupino. US. 1953. NR. 1 hour 11 minutes. Kino. Digital Restoration.
Screen legend Ida Lupino stepped behind the camera to direct and co-write this hair-raising slice of supreme film noir! Best friends Ray (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert’s (Frank Lovejoy) annual fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker (William Talman AKA DA Hamilton Berger from TV’s Perry Mason) is revealed to be a vicious killer on the run from the law. Shocking and suspenseful, this . . .
Directed by David Miller. 1960. NR. 1 hour 43 minutes minutes. Universal. Digital.
When the American wife (Doris Day) of a wealthy London-based financier (Rex Harrison) starts receiving frightening phone calls, she believes her life is in danger, but when she protests to her family following a near-fatal accident, they and the police doubt her claims and even her sanity. This often overlooked gem also stars Roddy McDowall, John Gavin and Myrna Loy . . .
Directed by John Schlesinger. US. 1969. R. 1 hour 53 minute minutes. MGM. Digital.
50th Anniversary Screening!
Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he’ll latch on to some rich dowager. New York, however, is not as hospitable as he imagined, and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a small-time con man named Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). The two form a . . .
Directed by Martin Brest. US. 1988. R. 2 hours 7 minutes minutes. Universal. Digital.
A former policeman-turned-bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is tasked with locating a mob accountant named “The Duke” (Charles Grodin) and bringing him to L.A. The job should be a “midnight run” (nice and easy in bounty hunter lingo). But when Jack finds The Duke, the FBI and the mob are anxious to get their hands on him, too. In a cross-country chase, Jack must . . .
Directed by Richard Benjamin. US. 1990. PG-13. 1 hour 55 minutes minutes. Park Circus. 35mm.
A Special Screening for Mother’s Day! Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax (Winona Ryder) is tired of her wacky mom (Cher) moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper (Bob Hoskins), Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate (Christina Ricci), hope that they can finally settle down. But . . .
Directed by Agnès Varda. France. 1962. NR. 1 hour 30 minutes minutes. Kino Lorber. Digital.
Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. On leave from the Algerian War, his troubles put hers in perspective. As they . . .
Directed by Robert Aldrich. US. 1967. NR. 2 hours 30 minutes minutes. Warner. 35mm.
As D-Day approaches, General Worden (Ernest Borgnine) and Colonel Breed (Robert Ryan) hand the roguish Major Reisman (Lee Marvin) an important assignment: He must train a team of soldiers to parachute across enemy lines and assassinate German personnel at a French chateau. The soldiers, recruited from murderers, rapists and criminals on death row, are promised commuted sentences. In spite of their history, the 12 men prove a spirited and . . .
Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki. US. 1962. NR. 2 hours 58 minutes minutes. Fox. Digital.
Special screening in honor of the 70th Anniversary of this historic event! In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French . . .
Directed by Steven Spielberg . US. 1975. PG. 2 hours 4 minutes minutes. Universal. Digital.
There’s only one way to truly welcome summer… our annual screening of Steven Spielberg’s first blockbuster – Jaws! In this summertime classic, a hungry stranger (Bruce the Shark) comes to the beaches of Amity Island and all hell breaks loose. Now, it’s up to the town’s police chief (Roy Scheider), a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a salty shark fisherman (Robert Shaw) to stop this 25-foot . . .
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. US. 1978. PG. 1 hour 56 minutes minutes. Universal. Digital.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies… Jaws 2 swims into the Colonial! Years after the shark attacks that left Amity Island reeling, Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) finds new trouble lurking in the waters. Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) wants to rid the beach town of the stain on its reputation. But the disappearance of a pair of divers suggests that all is . . .
Directed by Norman Jewison. US. 1965. NR. 1 hour 43 minutes minutes. Warner. 35mm.
Young poker player Eric Stoner (Steve McQueen), also known as the “Cincinnati Kid,” wants to build his reputation by beating the best player around, Lancey “The Man” Howard (Edward G. Robinson). Through Stoner’s friend, “Shooter” (Karl Malden), a game with Howard is scheduled. However, Stoner discovers the game is being fixed against Howard by Slade (Rip Torn) out of revenge for a bad loss he suffered to Howard. Stoner . . .