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Directed by Tim Burton. US. 1988. 9+. 92 min. Warner. blu ray.
- Sat, Oct 18
- 2:00 pm
“It’s hard to believe that a movie as defiantly odd as the horror-comedy “Beetlejuice” even got made by a Hollywood studio in the ’80s, let alone that it became a substantial hit and a sleepover staple. The title character-a pasty-faced, hollow-eyed, green-teethed, bug-chomping corpse played by Michael Keaton-doesn’t make his first full appearance until halfway through the movie, and then comes roaring across the screen like a pop-eyed beast from a Tex More »
Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1982. 6+. 115 min. Universal. Digital. FREE!.
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- Sat, Oct 25
- 5:00 pm
Join us after the Halloween Parade for a FREE screening thanks to Phoenixville Communities that Care! “One of the all-time great family films, E.T.’s portrait of a broken yet functional family has none of the contrivances of similar films. This family must cope and grow and move on. Spielberg manages warmth and wonder without painting too brightly. He allows rough edges and a real threat and fear without demonizing the scientists seeking E.T. — few family films suggest opposition More »
Directed by Arthur Nelson. US. 1964. 90 min. MST. DVD.
- Fri, Nov 21
- 9:45 pm
“The particular piece of filmic anguish we must share this time with Mike and the ‘bots is “The Creeping Terror,” in which our namesake villain appears to be a drunken syphilitic Gumby trailing a moldy picnic blanket. As Mike points out, he’s neither the most nimble nor the most ferocious cannibal alien you’ve ever seen: “The creeping part is apt, but the terror part is just not happening.” However, the supporting cast are more than happy to help him out More »
Directed by Chris Columbus. US. 1987. 12+. 102 min. Disney. 35mm.
- Sat, Nov 22
- 2:00 pm
“There’s charm to spare in this entertaining teen comedy. Elisabeth Shue (“The Karate Kid” and later “Leaving Las Vegas”) is a delight as a babysitter whose journey into Chicago with her three charges turns into a comic nightmare.” (TLA Film and Video Guide More »
Directed by Terry Gilliam. UK. 1975. PG. 91 min. Rainbow Releasing. Digital.
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The end of November brings many cherished traditions: Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, shopping with the crazed masses on Black Friday, watching parades and football games, and gathering at the Colonial to watch one of the funniest (and most quotable) comedies of all time,“Monty Python and the Holy Grail!” Perhaps the Pythons’ finest film, this cult classic puts an absurdist spin on the King Arthur legend complete with silly swordplay, horseless horseplay, a killer bunny, and a band of knights More »
Directed by Peter Weir. US. 1989. 13+. 128 min. Disney. Digital.
- Sat, Nov 29
- 2:00 pm
“John Keating quotes Whitman, he demands his students stand up on their desks, he whispers ”seize the day.” A quarter century later, is there a silver-screen teacher more iconic? In his later work, Williams could hit the ”inspirational” note a little too hard, but here he’s the perfect mix of light whimsy and professorial gravitas.” (Entertainment Weekly More »