Colonial Theater suffers damage

posted by firebreatherhwm2008 on March 4, 2009 at 7:55 am

BLUEFIELD, WV — On Friday February 27, 2009, the Colonial Theater was severely damaged due to the collapse of the Matz-Milner Hotel which was adjacent to the theater.

If the theater can be repaired is unknown at this time. The main concern is of course people’s safety in the area. Lots of traffic has been detoured around the area.

When the Hotel collapsed it took a big chunk of the theatre with it. It is a sad day to see such a beautiful structure destroyed.

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Comments (2)

UnknownCinemaDude on March 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm

its was a sad day , for many people in the bluefield,wv area . more so with the people that had went to it as a child even worked there. years and years ago. the picures recently since the old hotel fell the old colonial theatre doesn’t look soo good. i am sure the old cinema has so many memorys for so many and many people.

brielbanks on March 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

The theatre lost it’s art deco lobby and marquee. The auditorium is housed in a separate building and has not been destroyed- so if the rest of the Matz is taken down carefully, there is still hope for the Colonial.

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