Colonial Theater

733 Genesee Street,
Buffalo, NY 14211

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 10, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Seating in 1955 was 681.

arl
arl on January 31, 2008 at 4:38 pm

This 850 seat theater was originally operated by Joseph Schuchert, along with the nearby
Columbia, and the Linden. In the 1940s and 1950s, it was part of the Gammel group, along
with the Columbia, New Ariel, and Unity theaters.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Here is a photo of the Colonial when it was a church.

roberttoplin
roberttoplin on May 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

The Colonial opened in 1911 or 1912 and closed Aug.20,1958. The architect was Martin C. Miller.

kjosker
kjosker on December 9, 2005 at 3:36 pm

I was the light man at Gilligan’s in 1970. What Information do you need?

Karl Josker
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 2, 2005 at 5:11 am

This is a photo of the former Colonial theater building. It wasn’t long after this photo was taken that the building was demolished:
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carolgrau
carolgrau on July 2, 2005 at 2:00 am

Years ago I played in a hard rock band, and we played in a place called Gilligans, wow what a great 2 weeks that was. One of my fondest memories. I can remember thinking at the time that this place was once a movie theatre by the way it was set up. Does anyone have any info on this?
Dave Grau (Mungo)
Norelco