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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.

The General with Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment

Sun., March 24, 2019

Directed by Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton. US. 1927. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. DVD.
Presented by TOSDV

Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun entertainment! The show will showcase Buster Keaton’s classic The General with accompaniment by Glenn Hough. One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, The General finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a . . .

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wed., March 27, 2019

Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye. 2017. 1 hour 25 minutes minutes. Digital.
Presented by Lundale Farm

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. Wasted! exposes . . .

Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Sat., March 30, 2019

Directed by Anik Dutta. India. 2019. NR. 2 hours 40 minutes. Star Synergy Entertainment. Digital. In Bengali with English subtitles.

Philadelphia-area premiere!

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 . . .

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Thu., April 4, 2019


Presented by The Fly Fishing Film Tour

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather in big cities and small towns alike to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends, and dream about casts yet unmade. In our 13th annual lap around the globe, the 2019 Fly Fishing Film . . .

Theatre Organ Concert with Jelani Eddington

Sun., April 28, 2019


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 . . .

WYETH

Sun., May 5, 2019

Directed by Glenn Holsten. US. 2018. PG-13. 1 hour 27 minutes minutes. FreshFly. Digital.
Presented by Chester County Historic Preservation Network

WYETH is a documentary film telling the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Through unprecedented access to Wyeth family members, archival materials, and his work, WYETH presents the most complete portrait of the artist ever – bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.

The Chester County . . .

The Strong Man with Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment

Sun., June 2, 2019

Directed by Frank Capra. US. 1926. NR. 1 hour 15 minutes. DVD.
Presented by TOSDV

The 1926 silent film classic The Strong Man, directed by Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life) will be presented with live theatre organ accompaniment by Don Kinnear – who served as the Colonial’s house organist from 1974-1995.

After World War I ends, Belgian soldier Paul Bergot (Harry Langdon) joins with his former German rival, Zandow (Arthur Thalasso), and immigrates to America. While Zandow becomes a vaudevillian strong man . . .

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