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The Colonial Theatre

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Keene, NH 03431 United States
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February 2019

FILM: Oscar Shorts

Monday, February 18 - Wednesday, February 20
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Presenting this year's Oscar nominated short films in Live Action, Animation and Documentary. :: Friday, 02/15–NO FILM, Tarzan :: Saturday, 02/16 – NO FILM, Tarzan :: Sunday, 02/17– NO FILM, Tarzan :: Monday, 02/18 – 7PM, Live Action Shorts Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes     Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes     Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes     Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30…

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DUTY CALLS, Honoring Heroes Among Us

Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Fundraising Event presented by The Keene Sentinel The Keene Sentinel, in partnership with an area veterans’ service group, is staging a 1940s USO-style show on Feb 21 to honor local heroes, first responders and military personnel, active and retired. This event is our community’s opportunity to celebrate and honor the sacrifices these men, women and their families make every day and to help spread their message of commitment to country, community, lessons in honor, integrity and sacrifice. The curtain goes…

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FILM: Mary Queen of Scots

Sunday, February 24 - Thursday, February 28
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden; R; 124 minutes. "Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female…

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GREAT ART ON SCREEN – Van Gogh: of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$10 – $15

Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, "Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies," with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kröller-Müller…

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March 2019

FILM: Vice

Friday, March 1 - Thursday, March 7
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell; R; 132 minutes. The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. :: Friday, 03/01–7PM :: Saturday, 03/02 – 8PM only, Met Live at 12:55PM :: Sunday, 03/03– 2PM, 5PM, 8PM :: Monday, 03/04 – 7PM :: Tuesday, 03/05 – 7PM :: Wednesday, 03/06 – 7PM :: Thursday, 03/07 – 7PM…

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FILM: The Favourite

Friday, March 8 - Thursday, March 14
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz; R; 119 minutes. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing…

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The Oak Ridge Boys – Shine The Light Tour 2019

Friday, March 8 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.     https://youtu.be/vZb2_0mRuuM?t=1   $75(gold circle)/$65/$45

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GREAT ART ON SCREEN – Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$10 – $15

Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments -- thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques -- allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears. Image: Caravaggio, “Medusa's Head on…

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FILM: On the Basis of Sex

Saturday, March 16 - Thursday, March 21
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux; PG-13; 120 minutes. The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court. :: Friday, 03/15–NO FILM, Murphy's Celtic legacy :: Saturday, 03/16 – 2PM, 5PM, 8PM…

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FILM: Cold War

Friday, March 22 - Thursday, March 28
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc; R; 89 minutes. Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love…

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FILM: Stan & Ollie

Saturday, March 30 - Thursday, April 4
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Starring:  Shirley Henderson, John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan; PG; 98 minutes. Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake…

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April 2019

FILM: They Shall Not Grow Old

Sunday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 10
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Documentary, History, Way; R; 99 minutes. Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlayed by a narrative of those who partook in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and…

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Whose Live Anyway

Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Drew Carey, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show…

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GREAT ART ON SCREEN – Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$10 – $15

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition. At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele. This…

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May 2019

GREAT ART ON SCREEN: Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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$10 – $15

Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist's lilies paintings including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels at L'Orangerie and concluding…

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