Colonial Theater

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

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I only saw this theatre once during a visit to the town square. At the time it was being converted into offices for the county government. The building appeared to have been built in the early to mid 20th century. Any further information on the Colonial Theater would be appreciated.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 4, 2005 at 1:22 pm

The 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook gives a seating capacity of 200 for the Colonial Theater. In the 1943 edition it is listed as 200 seats (closed), but there is a New Colonial Theatre listed with 675 seats.

By the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the Colonial Theatre (having dropped ‘New’ from the name) is listed with 550 seats. This could mean the theatre was either closed and rebuilt (enlarged) or a totally new theatre built on another site in around 1942. I have no record of a street address.

JackCoursey on July 15, 2005 at 5:14 pm

Thanks for the update. The structure that I saw could have easily accommodated 550. AMC built an 18-screen multiplex here in 1998 also called the Colonial with a seating capacity at lease four times greater than the original theatre.

WHITEFIELD on July 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm

I have added it to the site. it should be up by tomorrow.

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