Sundays at The Colonial are Getting Classic!
All throughout the month of August, Sundays at The Colonial are getting classic! Every Sunday at 2:00 PM stop in and see an oldie, but goodie. Check out the schedule and descriptions below, and remember – these are only a small fraction of all the films being shown:
Sunday, August 2nd – “It Happened One Night”
This 1934 Frank Capra comedy was the first movie to ever sweep all 5 major Oscar awards in the Best Actor, Actress, Picture, Screenplay, and Director categories. In the movie, a spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her overprotective father. A self-made reporter (Clark Gable) finds out her secret, but agrees to keep it for exclusive rights to tell her story.
Sunday, August 9th – “The Maltese Falcon”
John Huston’s directorial debut has become one of the most iconic detective flicks of all time. The star-studded cast included: Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, Peter Lorre as Joel Cairo, Sydney Greenstreet as Casper Gutman, and Mary Astor as Brigid O’Shaugnessy.
Sunday, August 16th – “The King and I”
This timeless movie musical was the winner of 5 Oscars – including Best Actor – Yul Brynner. In the story, English widow Deborah Kerr goes to Siam to be governess for the royal children. The story is heartwarming, amusing, provocative, and simply beautiful. Familiar songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein include “Shall We Dance” and “Getting to Know You.”
Sunday, August 23rd – “Spartacus”
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece film includes actors Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, and Peter Ustinov (Winner of Best Supporting Actor Oscar). The film depicts Douglas as the leader of a slave rebellion in Rome in 73 B.C. The movie, which is based on real events, is both moving and exciting.
Sunday, August 30th – “The Misfits”
Arthur Miller’s script comes to life through director John Huston in this enthralling mood piece that depicts the dying out of the old West. This was the last film with both Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, while supporting actors included: Estelle Parsons, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, Kevin McCarthy, and Montgomery Clift.
For ticket information and The Colonial Theatre’s full schedule, simply click here.