the colonial theatre marquee


Directed by John Waters. US. 1981. R. 1 hour 26 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital Restoration.
Fri., April 17, 2020 thru Sat., April 18, 2020
Member Passes Accepted
April 17, 2020 to April 18, 2020
9:45 pm to 9:45 pm

A frustrated housewife, Francine Fishpaw (Divine), tries to maintain her sanity while taking care of her dysfunctional household. Elmer (David Samson), her husband and the owner of an adult theater, is sleeping with his secretary, and her delinquent teen son, Dexter (Ken King), and pregnant teen daughter, Lulu (Mary Garlington), aren’t helping matters any. But when Francine meets dashing Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), the owner of a theater specializing in art films, her life appears rosier.

This screening of Polyester is part of a two-day John Waters Festival which includes screening of  Hairspray (1988) on Sat, Apr 18 @ 4:30 PM and the live event This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters on Sat, Apr 18 @ 7:30 PM! All Live Event and Film Tickets Sold Separately.