Repertory

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Ambler Theater
$4.50-$8.50. 108 E. Butler Ave. 215.345.7855. www.amblertheater.org

Barnyard
(2006) (Shown on DVD): The dire Steve Oedekerk (Kung Pow, those damn thumb shorts) contributed to the interchangeable detritus of cynically calculated CGI kiddie movies with this farm-set piece of whatever. Does it have plenty of celebrity voices to mask its doubtless creative shortcomings? You bet. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Jan. 26, 11am.


Bryn Mawr Film Institute
$3.50-$9.25 (unless otherwise noted). 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. 610.527.9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona
(2002) (Shown on video): The trend toward projecting concerts in movie theaters reaches the BMFI with this Springsteen show, which donates nearly three full hours to the Boss and co. ripping Spain a new one. (Not reviewed.) Wed., Jan. 23, 7pm. $12-$17.50.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(2006) (Shown on DVD): If only we were so lucky. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Jan. 26, 11am.

Cyrano de Bergerac
(1990) (Shown on video): Shortly before traipsing off for an abortive Hollywood career, G�rard Depardieu lent his uncommon features to this classy Edmond Roston adaptation. Vincent Perez, who you wouldn't think would need help with the ladies, seeks out Depardieu and his big honker to seduce Anne Brochet. With a script co-written by great Bu�uel collaborator Jean-Claude Carri�re. (Not reviewed.) Wed., Jan. 30, 7pm.


Colonial Theatre
$4-$7. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. 610.917.0223. www.thecolonialtheatre.com

Shiloh
(1996) (Shown on film): The movie that pairs a cute beagle with Rod Steiger. My bets are on Steiger. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Jan. 26, 2pm.

Some Came Running
(1958) (Shown on film): Vincente Minnelli allows this garish melodrama to simmer until it almost explodes. Frank Sinatra's the soldier who returns to his Peyton Place-ish hometown where he finds himself torn between living the good life with schoolmarm Martha Hyer or the seedy one with Dean Martin and dopey floozy Shirley MacLaine. A- Sun., Jan. 27, 2pm.


County Theater
$4.50-$8.50. 20 E. State St., Doylestown. 215.345.6789. www.countytheater.com

The Neverending Story
(1984) (Shown on DVD): Ironically, eight minutes were snipped for the American release of this lavish West German English-language production, which plunges viewers into a fantasy world rife with memorably Teutonic imagery, including a flying dog, laser-beam-shooting sphinxes and more than a couple dwarves. B Sat., Jan. 26, 11am.


Gershman Y
Various prices. 401 S. Broad St. www.pjff.org

Maya Deren With Rel�che
(Shown on film): Known to accompany silent cinema from time to time, local chamber music ensemble Rel�che take on the queen of American avant-garde cinema, with doubtless fascinating results. Sun., Jan. 27, noon. $10-$20.

Stealing Klimt
(2006) (Shown on film): As recently related in The Rape of Europa, the highest- selling painting in history is Gustav Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen during the Nazis' epic looting of Europe. The epic attempt to reclaim this painting by the 90-year-old niece of the painting's subject is ballooned from a mere anecdote to a full-blown feature-length doc in Jane Chablani and Martin Smith's film. (Not reviewed.) Mon., Jan. 28, 7pm. $7-$10.


Little Theater
$5. 7141 Germantown Ave. 215.247.3020. www.mtairyvideolibrary.com

Chinatown
(1974) (Shown on DVD): Hope you enjoy the nose-slit because it's possibly real. A- Fri., Jan. 25-Sat., Jan. 26, 8pm; and Sun., Jan. 27, 7pm.


National Mechanics
Free. 22 S. Third St. www.philebrity.com

The Wiz
(1978) (Shown on DVD): The splendiferous King Britt hosts Philebrity and TLA Video's sporadic movie series, screening Sidney Lumet's film version of William F. Brown's all-black Wizard of Oz Broadway show with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, a bit of Richard Pryor and golden New York streets. Be warned: It was the disco era. (Not reviewed.) Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:30pm.


Pearl Theatre
Call for price. 1600 N. Broad St. 215.222.4201. www.pbs.org

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