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Comedian Joe Conklin has been a constant in Philadelphia radio for more than 20 years, with his spot-on impressions of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Cole Hamels, Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley, Harry Kalas, Bobby Clarke and so many others. Fearless and hilarious, he skewers some of the country’s top politicians, pro athletes, sports executives and film stars – sometimes to their . . .
Tickets on sale Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:30PM.
The Yardbirds are probably best known for launching the careers of “guitar heroes” Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page; and for their slew of chart hits, including “For Your Love,” “Heart Full of Soul”, “I’m A Man”, and “Over Under Sideways Down”. But it was the band’s experimental explorations that also provided the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering . . .
Directed by Anik Dutta. India. 2019. NR. 2 hours 40 minutes. Star Synergy Entertainment. Digital. In Bengali with English subtitles.
Banned in Calcutta!
The story is about all the Ghosts who are rendered homeless as all the old haunted buildings in Kolkata have been converted into multi-storied buildings, malls, and multiplexes. Their very existence is at stake. Some of them, from the varied social-economic background, take shelter is a disused dilapidated single-screen theatre. They plan to make themselves relevant and fit for the future . . .
Tickets on sale Fri, Feb 8 @ 12:30PM.
WXPN welcomes five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist and Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart as he returns to the Colonial along with His Fabulous Superlatives!
Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music; touring with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s, followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s . . .
Tickets on sale Fri, Feb 1 @ 12:30PM.
For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs.
Revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work, BÖC occupies a unique place in rock history. With hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ For You”, it’s one of the few hard rock/heavy metal bands to . . .
Directed by Terry Jones. UK. 1979. R. 1 hour 34 minutes. Trafalgar. Digital.
Tickets on Sale Now! Returning to cinemas for it’s 40th Anniversary, in glorious standard definition and mono-sound, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical with their 1979 feature film Life of Brian.
Highly controversial upon its original release and banned in several countries, the film is now frequently ranked as the greatest comedy feature of all time . . .
Directed by Derek Burbidge. US. 1982. R. 2 hours 2 minutes minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Get to the show early and hang out after to hear Blanko Dave of The Thrifty Discount DJs spin New Wave favs in the lobby before and after the show!
It’s live and loud. It’s urgent and proud. It’s more than 30 of the best 80s new wave/punk bands caught in the act live! Discovered by most fans during frequent airings on Night Flight, this amazing . . .
Directed by Richard Fleischer . US. 1973. PG. 1 hour 37 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson), Thorn begins to make real progress — until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into . . .
Tickets on sale Fri, Nov 30 @ 12:30PM.
Mr. Tambourine Man not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.” His groundbreaking work on The Byrds “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” album, is widely credited with ushering . . .
Presented by TOSDV
The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley presents renowned artist Jelani Eddington on the 3/24 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ! During the years that Jelani Eddington has given concerts, he has easily established himself as one of the most prominent and sought-after artists on the concert circuit. Jelani has performed in most of the major concert venues throughout the United States, has toured extensively abroad, and has received numerous . . .
LCR Improv (LCR stands for “Listen Care React”) brings their unique brand of comedy to the Berry Theatre at the Colonial this spring! Similar in style to Whose Line Is It Anyway? Each performance showcases short-form improvisational comedy “games” that are entirely made up on the spot! Guaranteed to bring you lots of laughs and irrepressible joy, each show is a one-of-a-kind experience that you won . . .
Directed by Ian Cheney. 2015. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. IFC Films. Digital.
General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a familiar presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney (King Corn, The City Dark) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising . . .
Directed by Douglas Tirola. US. 2018. NR. 1 hour 35 minutes. 4th Row Films. Digital.
Brewmaster offers a cinematic portrait of the craft brewing world, those who love it, those who brew it and those hustling to make their mark, from an ambitious New York lawyer who dreams of becoming a brewmaster to a Milwaukee-based pro-fessional beer educator achieving Master Brewer status. Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities in the industry.
What is a Brewmaster . . .
The Mads Are Back! Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and riff, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. The Mads will riff a film and a short, and will do a Q&A afterwards. There will also be a Meet & Greet . . .
The City Rhythm Orchestra’s next presentation at the Colonial Theatre’s White Rabbit Cabaret will be an evening of great music and dancing as they salute “The Sound of Philadelphia”.
The legendary music that was produced in Philly during the mid-1970’s blended R&B, disco, and funk into a distinctive sound that dominated the national airwaves. City Rhythm’s fabulous vocalists and hot horns will deliver . . .
Directed by Marica Machado. US. 2019. 1 hour 42 minutes. Seawater Productions. DVD.
Through the lens of filmmaker Marcia Machado, code blue reveals lapses in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage and reverse chronic diseases. The film presents the hurdles to the proposed shift: antiquated curricula in medical schools, confusion in the media, inadequate government policies, and the underlying influences of the pharmaceutical and food industries. code blue . . .
Treat dad to a knock-out afternoon of Philly-set classics with the Colonial’s Dad’s a Champ! Rocky & Creed Marathon! On the card: the restoration of the original Rocky, the winner of our audience sequel poll -Rocky IV, and the first installment of the incredibly cool Creed series! See your favorite film – or go the distance and see all three!
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On Sale Fri, Mar 22 at 12:30 PM.
Craig Shoemaker is a modern day renaissance man, with a show business career spanning over three decades as a stand up comedian, actor, author, writer and producer. He was named Comedian of the Year at The American Comedy Awards on ABC, is listed as one of the top 100 comedians of all time on IMDB and has garnered two Emmy awards. His 90 minute stand up special Daditude, aired prime . . .