Colonial Theatre

103 W. Main Street,
Colfax, IL 61728

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The Colonial Theatre opened on West Main Street in 1917. It was built for H.A. Arnold and originally sat 500. It was at the time called the largest and best-equipped theater in central Illinois outside of Bloomington. Seating was later reduced to 460.

The Colonial Theatre closed in 1974 and was later converted into a machine shop. Any further information on this theater would be apprecicated.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 10:32 pm

There is a business called Harris Welding at 103 W. Main in Colfax. Unfortunately the photo over on the other site is so small that I can’t make out the signage. Any locals that can weigh on this would be helpful, so the address can be update.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

The Colonial Theatre can be seen at upper right of this page from Motion Picture News of March 27, 1920.

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