Colony Theatre

100 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10601

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Colony Theater White Plains N.Y.

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joemasher
joemasher on August 15, 2005 at 4:02 am

The building is currently a Duane Reade drug store.

ACooke108
ACooke108 on July 17, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I believe that this theater operated as the “White Plains Music Hall” in the 70’s. I saw Gentle Giant there sometime in the 70’s.

uptownjen
uptownjen on November 6, 2007 at 7:13 pm

In the artwork for the newly-remastered version of the Beatles' movie Help! released today, an “Advance Prevue Showing” ticket stub from the Colony is shown as part of a collage. The ticket is for Monday, August 23, 1965’s 6:30 PM show. The cost, including tax, for the ticket is listed as $2.00.

Joseph
Joseph on January 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm

The White Plains Colony held much more than the 600 easts indicated here. The theatre contained a full size balcony in addition to the orchestra level. My guesstimate would be 1200 seats.

Also, the Colony hosted an exclusive Westchester reserve seat roadshow engagement of “Taming of the Shrew” in 1967.

tpg91325
tpg91325 on February 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm

I grew up in White Plains and went to the Colony often while visiting my grandmother who lived around the corner on Court St. It was while viewing “Shane” starring Alan Ladd and Jack Palance that I was bitten by the ‘wanting to make movies’ bug. As it turned out I did go to Hollywood and got a job in the Industry working as a sound rerecording dubbing mixer. It was a wonderful 40 year ride and it all started at the Colony while watching “Shane”.

studiobfl
studiobfl on December 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm

It was the old RKO Keith’s it was at Main St and Mamaroneck Ave. I owned the theater back then. We opened it in 1976, it had 3000 seats 1500 downstairs. The theater was built in 1912 and was a Vaudeville theater with a six story building that was the dressing rooms

robboehm
robboehm on December 6, 2017 at 11:15 am

studiobfl There is an RKO Keith’s in White Plains elsewhere on Cinema Treasures with a photo. It does not appear to be the same as the Colony building. That structure is listed as demolished.

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