Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 1 hour 31 minutes. Rainbow. Digital.
Sponsored by Kevin R. Pound
Two of our screenings will be the SING-ALONG version of the film: Saturday @ 9:15pm and Sunday @ 3:45pm. The end of November brings many cherished traditions: Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, shopping with the crazed masses on Black Friday, watching parades and football games, and gathering at the Colonial to watch one of the funniest (and most quotable) comedies of all time, Monty Python and the Holy . . .
Directed by Gillian Armstrong. US. 1994. 8+. 1 hour 58 minutes. Sony. Digital.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women tells the story of the four March sisters: Meg (Trini Alvarado) the eldest sibling and surrogate parent, Jo (Winona Ryder) an aspiring writer, Beth (Claire Danes) a pianist and a kind soul, and Amy (Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis) the quick-witted youngest. Set during and after the Civil War, this adaptation of the classic tale hits all the right . . .
Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. 6+. 1 hour 38 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Sponsored by Valley Forge Eye Care
The holidays aren’t complete without a screening of this classic comedy. All nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. But his request for the toy is met with the same warning from his mom, his teacher and Santa: “You’ll shoot your . . .
Directed by Richard Lester. UK. 1964. 8+. 1 hour 27 minutes. Janus. Digital.
Here’s a sure-fire cure for the winter blues: spend an afternoon with the Fab Four! Originally released at the height of Beatlemania, A Hard Day’s Night retains its popularity thanks to a witty script, clever direction, the boys’ charisma, and of course, timeless songs like Can’t Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I’m Happy Just to Dance with You, and the title tune. Now, fifty . . .
Directed by Robert Wise. US. 1965. 6+. 2 hours 54 minutes. Fox. Digital.
After proving herself a bona fide Broadway star, Julie Andrews cemented her reputation as a silver screen sensation with this magnificent musical! Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film adaptation of the hit play tells the story of a young governess (Andrews) who brings love and music into the home of windowed Austrian naval hero Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his seven children. Spotlighting unforgettable music . . .
Directed by Stephen Daldry. UK. 2000. 12+. 1 hour 50 minutes. Universal. Digital.
While attending his weekly boxing lessons, 11-year-old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) wanders into a ballet class taught by burned out instructor Mrs. Wilkinson (Julie Walters). Recognizing talent in Billy, the now-invigorated instructor grooms her reluctant pupil for greatness. But as Billy begins to see his own potential and embrace his newfound passion for dance, his coal miner dad (Gary Lewis) voices his dismay. An inspiring and uplifting . . .
Directed by Harold Ramis. US. 1993. 11+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Sony. Digital.
It’s hard to believe that Harold Ramis’ cosmic comic masterpiece turns 25 this year. It seems like only yesterday since it was released. When vain, arrogant and selfish Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray in his greatest role) is dispatched to Punxsutawney, PA to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, he believes it’s just a simple, one-day assignment and career stepping stone to the big leagues of . . .
Directed by Lasse Hallestrom. US. 1993. 14+. 1 hour 58 minutes. Paramount. 35mm.
Grocery clerk Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) has his hands full. Since his father’s death, Gilbert’s mother lives in a depressed and reclusive state which leaves him as the family’s sole breadwinner and chief caretaker of his impaired younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). When Becky (Juliette Lewis), a care-free stranger, moves to town, Gilbert falls in love. But will his family struggles overcome his dreams of finding . . .
Directed by John Hughes. US. 1985. 14+. 1 hour 37 minutes. Universal. Digital.
On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five vastly different high-school students (wrestler Emilio Estevez, prom queen Molly Ringwald, overachiever Anthony Michael Hall, rebel Judd Nelson and outcast Ally Sheedy) must endure a day-long, in-school detention under the supervision of an arrogant assistant principal (Paul Gleason). Although uncaring and mean-spirited to each other at first, the five teens begin to share their stories as the day drags on . . .