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Film Tickets: $5. 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.

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Revolting Rhymes

Sun., September 24, 2017

Directed by Jan Lachauer. 2016. G. 58 minutes. GKids. Digital.

Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Special screening for Art House Theatre Day courtesy of GKids . . .

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 . . .

The Book of Life

Sat., October 28, 2017

Directed by Jorge R. Guti_rrez. US. 2014. 7+. 1 hour 32 minutes. Fox. Digital.

Set during Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration, The Book of Life finds La Muerte, the ruler of the Land of the Remembered, and Xibalba, the ruler of the Land of the Forgotten, making a bet to see who will win the love of beautiful María Posada (Zoe Saldana): Manolo (Diego Luna), a kindhearted bullfighter-in-training or Joaquin (Channing Tatum), a military hero. Filled with exciting visuals . . .

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Sat., November 4, 2017

Directed by Michael Curtiz. US. 1938. NR. 1 hour 42 minutes. Warner. Digital.

Filmed in fabulous Technicolor and showcasing the swashbuckling talents of Errol Flynn, The Adventures of Robin Hood is amazing adventure that’s been entertaining audiences for 80 years! When noble King Richard the Lionheart is taken captive while returning from battle, his throne is usurped by his sinister brother Prince John. Vowing to oust Prince John and restore peace and prosperity to England, Sir Robin of Locksley becomes the outlaw . . .

Our Relations

Sat., November 11, 2017

Directed by Harry Lachman. US. 1936. NR. 1 hour 45 minutes. 35mm.

For our 3rd Annual Laurel and Hardy Film Fest, we present the legendary team’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, Our Relations. Reprising their famous Stan and Ollie characters, the duo also play their brothers Alf and Bert, two sailors entrusted with protecting a valuable ring. When gangsters mistake Stan and Ollie for their sea-faring brothers, a series of wacky set pieces ensues. In addition to this full-length . . .

Lolly & YoYo

Sat., November 18, 2017

4+. 60 minutes. Live.

Lolly & YoYo’s interactive concert will have you up and out of your seats, singing, playing, and using your imagination! Using a variety of fun props, such as scarves, shakers, puppets, and bubbles, the duo brings you a wildly fun show that connects with the audience like no other kids show you’ve seen! Lolly & YoYo are a Philadelphia-based duo who use their high energy, interactive live . . .

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Sat., November 25, 2017

Directed by George Roy Hill. US. 1969. PG. 1 hour 50 minutes. Fox. Digital.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford paved new trails in the buddy picture with this wistful Western penned by celebrated novelist William Goldman. Near the end of the 19th century, Butch leads the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall Gang in a series of robberies. After a botched train robbery, Butch and his loyal cohort the Sundance Kid find themselves pursued by a ruthless posse. With Sundance’s girlfriend in tow, the . . .

Home Alone

Sat., December 9, 2017

Directed by Chris Columbus. US. 1990. 8+. 1 hour 43 minutes. Fox. Digital.

One of the biggest comedy hits is back on the big screen – and right in time for the holidays! In a rush to catch their flight to Paris, the McCallister family forgot something really important – eight-year-old son Kevin (Macaulay Culkin). Initially enjoying his new-found freedom, Kevin begins to miss his family and suspect that their home may be the next target of a pair of bungling burglars . . .

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 . . .

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Sat., December 30, 2017

Directed by Stanley Kramer. US. 1963. 8+. 2 hours 39 minutes. MGM. Digital.

Comedies don’t get any bigger or funnier than this epic! When mortally-wounded criminal “Smiler” Grogan (Jimmy Durante) reveals the mysterious location of $350,000 in stolen loot to five motorists (Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hackett), he unwittingly sets off a statewide race to find the buried booty. But Grogan’s old nemesis Captain T.G. Culpeper (Spencer Tracy) is keeping a close . . .