Colonial Theatre

227 Bridge Street,
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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HowardBHaas on November 22, 2006 at 7:59 am

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When’s the last time you saw a picture show from a balcony? Flawless, finicky projection on a giant screen in a classic but newly and intelligently refurbished theater built in 1903 make the Colonial Theater far and away the preeminent local moviegoing experience. Excellently (if somewhat obviously) programmed, their Classic Sundays repertory screenings offer legendary films as they were meant to be experienced. The theater anchors the burgeoning Phoenixville community by booking first-run features of note and hosting live events on its vaudeville-era stage the rest of the time.

from today’s Philadelphia Weekly article:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 24, 2006 at 7:32 pm

Here is another recent photo of the Colonial Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 7, 2006 at 6:31 pm

This is a 2006 photo of the Colonial Theater.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 14, 2006 at 12:00 pm

The Blob was one of my favorites. I saw the carbon arc lamps that appeared in the film on ebay fo .99.They said that they were going to throw them in the dumpster if nobody bid on them. We made the trip from South Jersey to Phoenixville, Pa. We met Ted, the projectionist. He gave us the grand tour & treated us like royalty. He said that they had to get the back room behind the booth cleaned out because they were turning it into a screening room.
I posted some before & after photos of the famous Peerless Magnarc’s below.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 11, 2005 at 12:47 pm

A nice large photo of the Colonial Theater can be seen here.

teecee on June 7, 2005 at 4:43 pm

Photos/information on a previous Blobfest:

teecee on March 15, 2005 at 2:30 pm

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teecee on February 10, 2005 at 2:23 pm

You can buy a print of the theater at this link:

teecee on January 21, 2005 at 4:57 pm

Saw a movie here in November. Great local support from the community. Cinema Treasures book on sale in the lobby. Thanks to the book for pointing out some great architectural details.

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[Deleted] on July 24, 2004 at 6:29 pm

I have to admit this theatre is a Class Act offering. I attended a screening of Paramount Pictures “The Blob” (1958) which utilized the theatre for one of its sequences. Well, that screening and the “Blobfest” events of the day (17 July 2004) were quite an enjoyable experience – a sort of a time warp that took me back 46 years. The theatre is coming along nicely and the staff was top notch. Phoenixville, Bridge Street, The Colonial – will see you again soon for another serving of nostalgia and theatre excellence.