Don’t give up on the Colonial Theatre
BLUEFIELD, WV — The Colonial Theatre, 1916 vaudeville palace and silent movie theatre did lose its art deco lobby and marquee as the Matz-Milner hotel came crashing down – but so far it has not destroyed the theatre itself..only the lobby. The theatre is housed in a separate building.
The owner of the Colonial has not given up on trying to save the theatre. We are all holding our breath – waiting to see if the demolition of the remains of the Matz hotel will further damage the Colonial.
During it’s vaudeville days – Bob Hope, Fred & Adele Astaire, Helen Kane the boop-boop a doop girl, Sally Rand, and Gypsy Rose Lee performed on the Colonial’s enormous stage! Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger even made an appearance.
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