PERFORMANCE THEATER
Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-917-1228
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    Upcoming events
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      Susan Werner
    • Saturday, April 1, 2017
    • Blessed with a great voice and great guitar and piano chops, Susan Werner is a multi-talented folk/pop singer and songwriter. Her eclectic and offbeat set of influences includes such names as Nanci Griffith, Jacques Brel, Thelonius Monk, Joni Mitchell, Sting and jazz diva Shirley Horn. But those influences only enhance the intimate, witty and virtuosic talents that have earned Werner a strong fan-base in clubs, concert halls and festivals worldwide.
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      A League of Their Own (1992)
    • Saturday, April 1, 2017
    • Inspired by wartime baseball history, director Penny Marshall knocks this story of an all-women professional baseball league out of the park. Her all-star lineup includes Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Jon Lovitz. Great at-bats from Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna,too.
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      Historic Colonial Tour
    • Sunday, April 2, 2017
    • Learn about the building's history, view the newly-acquired bank building and get a backstage look at the projection booth.
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      1984 (U.K., 1984)
    • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    • On Tuesday, April 4th, the Colonial Theatre pays tribute to the late John Hurt with a showing of "1984," Michael Radford's adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel. The film is being presented as part of National Screening Day of 1984; dozens of theatres across the country will also be showing the film that day.
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      The Beast Within (1982)
    • Friday, April 7, 2017
    • Newlyweds (Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch) break down in rural Mississippi. When he leaves to find help, she is attacked by a creature. Twenty years later, their son - conceived that fateful night - returns to the scene with vengeance in mind. Rated R.
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      Sonia De Los Santos
    • Saturday, April 8, 2017
    • Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia De Los Santos sings in English and Spanish, plays guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lights up the stage as she builds bridges across cultures. For this live performance, she'll draw on her album "Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island," a sunny collection of songs reflecting her journey.
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      Children of Paradise (France, 1946)
    • Sunday, April 9, 2017
    • The original American trailer for Marcel Carné's 1945 film -- made during the German occupation--describes the epic as France's Gone with the Wind. It's a romantic melodrama set in the world of early 1800s French theatre. The story interweaves the fates of an alluring courtesan and the four men who are in love with her. Jacques Prévert's screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Not rated. 190 min. Lovingly restored for digital presentation.
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      2 Funny Philly Guys
    • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    • Regulars on Sports Radio WIP, this duo features talented impressionist Joe Conklin and observational comic Big Daddy Graham.
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      The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    • Join Dorothy (Judy Garland), Toto, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and friends for an adventure through the magical land of Oz. Can Dorothy find a way back to the farm? A concert by 14-year-old organist Brett Miller will precede the screening.
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      Spice World (1997)
    • Friday, April 21, 2017
    • Yeah, the Spice Girls had almost inexplicable worldwide success back in the '90s, followed by the inevitable ethereal pop film. But what you really really want is to see the seemingly endless cameos that permeate this (to their credit) self-effacing, cult cinema "classic."
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      On the Town (1949)
    • Sunday, April 23, 2017
    • Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Ann Miller star in this movie musical about sailors on shore leave who venture into New York City.
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      The Pop Ups
    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • The children's musical duo, based in Brooklyn, use cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a cast of original puppets. Their latest show is "The Great Pretenders Club."
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      Queen Christina (1933)
    • Sunday, April 30, 2017
    • Greta Garbo stars in this biographical drama about a Swedish queen who must choose between love and duty.
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      Joel's Fried Gold Film Fest
    • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    • To celebrate the life and legacy of Joel Rickenbach, The Colonial Theatre pays tribute to their beloved family member with Joel's Fried Gold Film Fest. From 3:30-11PM, the Colonial's big screen will play host to three of Joel's favorite films: The Lego Movie (3:30 p.m.), The Wild Bunch (5:30 p.m.) and L.A. Confidential (8:30 p.m..)
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      Marty (1955)
    • Sunday, May 14, 2017
    • Ernest Borgnine stars in this romantic drama about a middle-aged man who's abandoned hope of love and marriage - until he encounters a lonely school teacher at a dance, and his perspective starts to change. Borgnine took home the "Best Actor" Academy Award for his part in the film, which also won "Best Picture."
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      Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
    • Friday, May 19, 2017
    • The rhythmic backbone of progressive rock's Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl is hailed as one of the world's greatest drummers. Be ready to be astounded by his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity combined with an infectious stage personality. Still active with ASIA, he was also in Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds (featuring Albert Lee). The Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP's original compositions and classical arrangements.
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      The Mads Are Back
    • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    • Join Mystery Science Theater 3000's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and riff, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. The Mads will riff a film and a short, and will do a Q&A afterwards. There will also be a Meet & Greet before and/or after the show, as time allows.
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      A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
    • Sunday, May 21, 2017
    • Three women embarking on a day trip together receive a letter from a mutual "friend" saying she's leaving town with one of their husbands, but they won't know who until they return in the evening.
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      Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
    • Friday, May 26, 2017
    • Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh and other familiar names star in this high school comedy about the ups and downs experienced by a diverse group of students.
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      Tootsie (1982)
    • Sunday, May 28, 2017
    • "Tootsie" stars Dustin Hoffman as an out-of-work actor who disguises himself as a dowdy, middle-aged woman to get a part on a hit soap opera. The scheme works, but while he keeps up the charade, Hoffman's character comes to see life through the eyes of the opposite sex.
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