Since it began last July, the Colony Theaters Music at the Movies series has covered rock n roll (The Last Waltz, High Fidelity), old-timey bluegrass (O Brother, Where Art Thou) and the blues (The Blues Brothers), but this Thurday night, their spotlight shines on disco with a screening of Robert Greenwalds Xanadu (1980).
A flop during its original theatrical run, the movie has developed a cult following, and inspired a 2007 Broadway musical. Olivia Newton-John stars as the muse of an artist played by Michael Beck, with the backdrop of a roller-skating nightclub named Xanadu. Its not all disco though, as the soundtrack features ELO, the Tubes and Gene Kelly, in this his final film. It starts at 7:30, and admission is $5.50. Details: 919-847-5677; www.ambassadorcinemas.com.