Raiders of the Lost Ark
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1981. Ages 8+. 1 hour 55 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Sat., April 7, 2018
“From the first moments, when the star-circled mountain in the Paramount Pictures logo fades into a similarly shaped, fog-shrouded Andean peak, where who knows what awful things are about to happen, Raiders of the Lost Ark is off and running at a breakneck pace that simply won’t stop until the final shot, an ironic epilogue that recalls nothing less than Citizen Kane. That, however, is the only high-toned reference in a movie that otherwise devotes itself exclusively to the glorious days of the B-picture. To get to the point immediately, Raiders is one of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made. It is an homage to old-time movie serials and back-lot cheapies that transcends its inspirations to become, in effect, the movie we saw in our imaginations as we watched, say, Buster Crabbe in Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars or in Sam Katzman’s Jungle Jim movies.” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times)
The 11:00 am screening will be Sensory Friendly. Our Sensory Friendly Screenings offer a more inclusive atmosphere because we believe that everyone should enjoy their time at the movies. During Sensory Friendly Screenings the theatre lights will remain on, the volume will be turned down, and our “no talking during the film” rule will not be enforced. To accommodate any dietary needs and restrictions, individuals may bring their own snacks to enjoy during the film. The Colonial welcomes movie lovers of all ages and abilities. We hope you and your family will join us and enjoy the show!
16 year-old organist Brett Miller will play the Wurlitzer theatre organ in between our two screenings!