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Young Audiences

Film Tickets: $5. Children <3 are free!
Live Show Tickets: $7 unless otherwise noted. Children <3 are free!
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Age recommendations and/or ratings are noted but please use your own best judgment — you know yourself and your children best. For relatively unbiased reviews check out Common Sense Media. You can also search the FilmRatings.org database to find out why a film got a particular rating.

Thanks to PECO for their generous support of our live programs for young audiences!

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The Breadwinner

Sat., June 23, 2018 thru Thu., June 28, 2018

Directed by Nora Twomey. Ireland. 2017. PG-13. 1 hour 34 minutes. Gkids. Digital.

Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest . . .

Mister G

Tue., July 10, 2018

A Latin GRAMMY® award-winner, Mister G has been called a ”kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post and “irresistible” by People Magazine. The recipient of four Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, Mister G has released eight albums of original, multicultural music. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the national climate rally in Washington . . .

Phoenixville Library’s Thrilling Thursdays

Thu., July 12, 2018 thru Thu., August 9, 2018


Presented by Phoenixville Public Library

Join the Phoenixville Public Library at the Colonial for FREE family fun on Thrilling Thursdays, part of the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. All shows are at 10:30AM and are approximately 60 minutes long. Download a flyer about the program here.
Schedule
July 12: Two of a Kind: Sing! Bang! Boom!
July 19 : Sciencetellers: The Mystery of the Golden Piano
July 26 : Puppets Pizzazz: Fantastic Fantasy
Aug 2: Rockin . . .

Gustafer Yellowgold

Tue., July 17, 2018

Described by the New York Times as “Dr. Seuss Meets Yellow Submarine,” Two-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Morgan Taylor brings his one-of-a-kind, music and animation show back to Phoenixville. Taylor will be featuring material from his new GRAMMY nominated album Brighter Side alongside classic fan favorites. Taylor’s funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods has . . .

Alex and The Kaleidoscope

Tue., July 24, 2018

Emmy® award winning children’s entertainer Alex Mitnick, leader of Alex & The Kaleidoscope, is your trusted friend and guide on a journey that leads to the treasures of the world! Alex has been captivating kids and adults alike with his fresh approach to music for young audiences for over a decade. Audiences clap along, sing, dance and improvise with the Alex and his band, actively participating in the concerts . . .

The Cat’s Pajamas

Tue., July 31, 2018

The Cat’s Pajamas has been making very cool music for kids for 28 years and counting! With juice box jams and car seat choreography, they bring a musical comedy twist to high-octane kindie rock. Their Andrews Sisters vocals and red-hot band are unique in their genre and create an all-ages sound that knocks the socks off today’s musically savvy families. Lead vocalist Janet Schreiner draws . . .

Firebird Theatre presents Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon Kids

Thu., August 2, 2018 thru Fri., August 3, 2018

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon Kids is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to the 18th century and an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life. The siblings meet Captain . . .

Balloon Freak John Cassidy

Tue., August 7, 2018

John Cassidy is an eccentric comedian whose bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original and unique performers today. He has also made numerous television appearances having appeared on such popular shows as Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC’s Today Show and Martha Stewart Living and regularly plays Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and his native Philadelphia. John also holds several Guinness . . .

The Not-Its!

Tue., August 14, 2018

For 10 years, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first “rock show” experience. With the release of their seventh studio album, Ready or Not, this Seattle kindie rock quintet will have children and their parents on their feet screaming for more, the moment they hit the dance floor!

Thanks to PECO’s generous support of our . . .

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 . . .

Ran’D Shine

Tue., August 21, 2018

Ran’D Shine’s engaging illusions and sleight of hand has amazed audiences in over 20 countries and hundreds of American cities. He’s performed at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.; was featured on the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us; has been on The BET Network; and is one of only a few magicians to perform at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. As one audience member . . .

You Pick the Movie!

Thu., August 23, 2018

It’s your turn to pick the movie we’re going to show! Cast your vote below by the end of the day Fri, Aug 3 to vote for the film you want to see on our big screen on Thu, Aug 23.

Thanks to PECO’s generous support of our Young Audiences Series, tickets to this event are free but must be reserved by clicking the Get Tickets button . . .

Coming Soon

Yellow Submarine

Starts Sun, Jul 8

Directed by George Dunning. UK. 1968. G. 1 hour 30 minutes. Abramorama. Digital Restoration.

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating . . .