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Cult Cinema

Member passes are accepted at most cult films. Click on the film title to confirm.
$11 Adult // $9 Seniors (62+) & Students // $7 Members & Children <13

Special screenings and marathons priced as noted in the show description.
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Blue Velvet

Fri., June 22, 2018

Directed by David Lynch. US. 1986. NR. 2 hours 1 minutes. MGM. Digital.

David Lynch’s influential thriller about strange happenings in a small American town is back on the big screen in an amazing restoration! A college student (Kyle MacLachlan) stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more – perhaps too much more. The oblique world he’s found lurking beneath his hometown’s postcard veneer is about to become violently stranger. The standout supporting cast includes Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini . . .


Sat., June 23, 2018

Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1975. PG. 2 hours 4 minutes. Universal. 35mm.
Sponsored by Matthew Lindsey and Allison Stull

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies: here comes the Colonial’s 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 . . .

Forbidden Planet

Sun., July 1, 2018 thru Mon., July 2, 2018

Directed by Fred Wilcox. US. 1956. NR. 1 hour 38 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.

When a crew of astronauts led by Commander Adams (Leslie Nielsen) journeys to the planet Altair IV in search of the previous expedition, they encounter the three remaining inhabitants (Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot) and a mysterious invisible force that could destroy them all! This groundbreaking sci-fi spectacle (inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest) is just as awe-inspiring and entertaining as any modern blockbuster . . .

The Bad News Bears

Fri., July 20, 2018

Directed by Michael Ritchie. US. 1976. 13+. 1 hour 42 minutes. Paramount. Digital.

In order to turn his team of misfits around, their washed-up coach (Walter Matthau) enlists the help of a teenage girl (Tatum O’Neal) with a killer arm and a juvenile delinquent (Jackie Earle Haley) with a dynamite swing. Can the Bears go from last place to champs? Find out in this cult comedy classic . . .

Animal House

Sat., July 28, 2018

Directed by John Landis. US. 1978. R. 1 hour 49 minutes. Universal. Digital.

Tired of dealing with the rowdy Delta Tau Chi frat (led by John Belushi Tim Matheson and Peter Riegert), a college dean (John Vernon) plots to expel the troublemakers. This classic comedy turns 40on the day of our screeningso we’re celebrating with a pre-show toga party in the lobby. Come hear DJ Blanko spin garage rock win prizes and do the “Gator” before we watch classic comedy . . .

MST3K: Red Zone Cuba

Sat., August 11, 2018

Directed by Trace Beaulieu. US. 1994. NR. 1 hour 33 minutes. Shout Factory. DVD.

Mike and the ‘bots riff Coleman Francis’ “classic” Cold War thriller . . .


Fri., August 24, 2018

Directed by Russell Mulcahy. UK. 1986. R. 1 hour 50 minutes. Fox. 35mm.

“There can be only one!” This 80s sci-fi classic has been one of the most popular fan requests since our Cult Cinema series began! Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery star as immortal warriors engaged in a centuries-old battle against evil . . .

The Road Warrior

Fri., September 14, 2018

Directed by George Miller. Australia. 1981. R. 1 hour 34 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.

Mad Max (Mel Gibson) returns to the apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback to defend a peaceful tribe from the evil Humungous . . .

Joel’s Fried Gold Film Fest

Sat., September 15, 2018

To celebrate the life of Joel Rickenbach, we pay tribute to our beloved family member with the 3rd Annual Joel’s Fried Gold Film Fest! From 5:30-11:30PM, the Colonial’s big screen will play host to three of Joel’s favorite films, or as he referred to them, slices of fried gold.

Tickets to this event are FREE, but you must register buy clicking the Get Tickets . . .

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