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Guest Presentations

The Colonial Theatre is proud to host community events presented by other organizations, providing a space for local groups and individuals to present films, concerts, conferences, fundraisers, and their own special events.

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Summer Shorts Jewish Film Festival

Wed., July 11, 2018 thru Wed., August 29, 2018

The Kehillah of Chester County presents Summer Shorts, an eight-session film festival and discussion series of selected contemporary international Jewish short films. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged.

Register at jewishphilly.org/summershorts. $10 suggested donation per session. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Presented by the Kehillah of Chester County, a Jewish community . . .

Firebird Theatre presents Curtains! Young @ Part Teen Musical

Fri., August 17, 2018 thru Sat., August 18, 2018

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!  A hilarious journey for the audience, the original Broadway production garnered 8 Tony nominations in 2007  including . . .

Theatre Organ Concert with David Peckham

Sun., September 16, 2018

David is familiar to theatre organ audiences throughout the world and is well known for his silent movie accompaniment. He currently lives in Horsehead, NY and works at his family’s pipe organ repair shop. In his spare time he is the organist for the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY providing accompaniment and sound effects for silent films or tunes before the start of a show.

Dave began piano lessons . . .

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Tue., September 25, 2018

Directed by James Redford. US. 2016. NR. 1 hour minutes. blu ray.
Presented by Chester County ACES Coalition

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of every- thing from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and . . .

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