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STEP

Fri., September 15, 2017 thru Thu., September 21, 2017

Directed by Amanda Lipitz. US. 2017. PG. 1 hour 23 minutes. Fox Searchlight. Digital.

Ends Thu, Sep 21.
Step documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.

“A soaring, heart-bursting portrait of a group of intrepid Baltimore high school . . .

Patti Cake$

Fri., September 15, 2017 thru Thu., September 21, 2017

Directed by Geremy Jasper. US. 2017. R. 1 hour 48 minutes. Fox Searchlight. Digital.

Ends Thu, Sep 21.
Patti Cake$ introduces Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother (Cathy . . .

Martha & Niki

Sun., September 24, 2017

Directed by Tora Mårtens. Sweden. 2016. Ages 14+. 1 hour 30 minutes. African Film Festival. Digital.

In 2010 two African-Swedish young women, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos, took part in the world’s biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. This energetic, and at times affectingly quiet, documentary reveals Martha & Niki’s friendship and love of dance. The dancing is exhilarating – you won’t be able to stop smiling . . .

Quote-Along Labyrinth

Sat., October 7, 2017

Directed by Jim Henson. US. 1986. PG. 1 hour 41 minutes. Sony. Digital.

Jim Henson’s classic fantasy is coming back to the Colonial – and you’re invited to experience its magic like never before! QUOTE-ALONG! LABYRINTH makes the audience active participants in Sarah’s quest to save her baby brother from Jareth the Goblin King! Thanks to on-screen subtitles and participation prompts, you and your fellow fans will sing David Bowie’s classic songs, quote your favorite lines, and get . . .

WarGames

Sat., October 14, 2017

Directed by John Badham. US. 1983. PG. 1 hour 54 minutes. MGM. blu ray.

“Shall we play a game?” asks the computer that’s illegally accessed by too-smart-for-his-own-good high school hacker David Lightman (Matthew Broderick). Believing he’s hacked into a system for a software company, David begins playing a videogame called Global Thermonuclear War. What David doesn’t realize is that he’s not playing a game – and his opponent is the supercomputer responsible for overseeing America’s . . .

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Sat., October 21, 2017

Directed by Mel Stuart. US. 1971. 6+. 1 hour 40 minutes. Warner. Digital.

The first big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) a poor newspaper delivery boy with big dreams. One day, fate favors Charlie in the form of a Golden Ticket that grants him a tour of the factory owned and operated by the mysterious and mischievous candy maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). When Charlie enters Wonka’s kingdom, he . . .

This Is Spinal Tap

Sat., November 11, 2017

Directed by Rob Reiner. US. 1984. R. 1 hour 22 minutes. Rialto. Digital.

Before there was Best in Show and A Mighty Wind there was the original improvised mockumentary – This is Spinal Tap! Showcasing the amazing comedic and musical talents of stars Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer, This is Spinal Tap follows the titular band, a fictitious British heavy metal unit, on their latest tour and promotional campaign for their new album Smell the Glove. Once stadium headliners, the middle-aged . . .

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Fri., November 24, 2017 thru Sun., November 26, 2017

Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 1 hour 31 minutes. Rainbow. Digital.
Sponsored by Kevin R. Pound

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 Grail! Perhaps the Pythons’ finest film, this cult classic puts an absurdist spin on the King Arthur legend complete with . . .

Little Women

Sat., December 16, 2017

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 . . .

A Christmas Story

Sat., December 23, 2017

Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. 6+. 1 hour 38 minutes. Warner. Digital.

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 . . .