Movies

SHOWTIMES: Sat: 5:00 (Open Caption when available—please call ahead) & 7:30, Sun: 2:30 & 7:30, Mon & Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, Fri: Check schedule.
TICKETS: $8 / $6 members | Special Programs: see listing schedules may change.
Assisted Listening headphones are available for movies. Please ask at the Concessions counter.

ONE OFF FEATURES: This series includes occasional screenings of distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films for one night only. These are films that because of their uniqueness have not found the audience they deserve. We think you’ll agree. See listings below.


Their Finest

June 17–25
No show Wed., June 21 (See LIVE! at The Colonial: Richard Thompson), No show Friday, June 23 (See below, NTL: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead)

Directed by Lone Scherfig, 110 min R, (for language and a little sex)

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

“Love and laughter flow so naturally in “Their Finest” that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there’s a war on.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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National Theatre’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Friday, June 23 at 6:30 pm
Captured-Live broadcast, starring Daniel Radcliffe & Joshua McGuire; 2 hrs. 30 min., including 20 min. intermission

TICKETS: $10, $12

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

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Colossal

June 24–July 2
No show Fri., June 30 (See Princess Bride below), No shows Sat., July 1 (See LIVE! @ The Colonial: Aimee Mann)

Written & Directed by Nacho Vigalando; 110 min., R (for language)

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

“Nacho Vigalondo’s giant-creature-run-amuck fantasy is a brilliantly bizarro satire of gender politics, featuring Anne Hathaway in a funny, fierce, fully committed performance that demands to be seen.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Anniversary Series: The Princess Bride

Friday, June 30 at 7:30 pm  
Directed by Rob Reiner; Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy “my name is Inigo Montoya” Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn 98 min., PG

To help celebrate The Colonial’s Centennial Anniversary in 2015 we took the opportunity to revisit some great films that were also having important birthdays! We had such a good time with this series we thought we should continue. Join us for a big screen experience of this classic, warm hearted, enchanting fantasy, this year celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary! Feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish. On the outside chance you’ve never seen it, The Princess Bride is delightfully post-modern fairy tale. A deft, intelligent mix of swashbuckling, romance, and comedy that takes an age-old damsel-in-distress story and makes it fresh. Join us for a fun family evening with door prizes.

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