Directed by Allan Arkush. US. 1979. PG. 1 hour 33 minutes. AGFA. Digital Restoration.
Sponsored by Phoenixville Punk Rock Flea Market
40th Anniversary Celebration! Vince Lombardi High School has quite a reputation: it is the wildest, most rockin high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of the Ramones, the students of Vince Lombardi battle the iron-fisted rule of Miss Togar and take their battle to a truly explosive conclusion! Stars . . .
Spend a fast-and-furious two hours with America’s drive-in movie critic as he uses over 200 clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both grindhouse and mainstream movies. You will learn:
The identity of the first redneck in history.
The precise date the first redneck arrived in America.
The most sacred redneck cinematic moments.
How Thunder Road . . .
Ages 16+. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Found Footage Festival hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) take audiences on a guided tour of their all-time favorite VHS finds. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
Joe & Nick will stick around . . .
Directed by Jim Sharman. UK. 1975. R. 1 hour 40 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Tickets on sale Fri, Sep 6 at 12:00 PM. The Colonial is once again bringing The Rocky Horror Picture Show to the stage, complete with costume contest, pre-show, full shadow cast, and prop bags for sale with everything you’ll need for participation ($5). No confetti, rice, glass bottles, super-soakers, lighters, or food from the outside will be permitted. This show is NOT suitable for children. Anyone . . .
Directed by James McTeigue. US. 2006. R. 2 hours 13 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital .
Sponsored by Expression Tees
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Hugo Weaving) known only as “V” (Hugo Weaving). Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up . . .
Directed by Dean Parisot. US. 1999. PG. 1 hour 42 minutes. Paramount. Digital .
20th Anniversary Screening!
While appearing at a fan convention, Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), the star of a canceled 70s sci-fi series Galaxy Quest, agrees to do a favor for a group of aliens who he believes are costumed fans. What Nesmith thinks is a publicity stunt turns out to be a real-life battle to save the aliens from evil forces. Soon Nesmith recruits his former cast members/crew . . .
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 John Landis. US. 1983. R. 1 hour 56 minutes. Paramount. Digital .
In this comedic twist on Pygmalion and The Prince and the Pauper, the roles of wealthy executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and homeless conman Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are switched by betting brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). While Louis learns what it’s like to be down-and-out, Billy Ray enjoys the high life –complete with a posh home and loyal servant Colman . . .