Colony Theatre

430 High Street,
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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norfolk356
norfolk356 on July 30, 2015 at 9:53 pm

I was in the Colony a few times when the initial night club occupied the building in the mid to late 1980’s. The stage was intact and during breaks in the entertainment a movie size screen was sometimes lowered. Music videos were sometimes shown. I can recall seeing Point of No Return by Nu Shooz during one break with giant pairs of shoes racing across the screen.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

CURRENT NAME: NEW COLONY THEATER

PREVIOUS NAME: COLONY THEATER

OPEN

NUMBER OF SEATS: 267

PHONE: 757.625.1212

RELATED WEBSITE (OFFICIAL) www.newcolonytheater.org

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

From the 1950s a photo postcard view of the Colony Theatre along with the Commodore which is directly across the street.

system01
system01 on December 11, 2007 at 6:53 pm

My mom worked at the Colony in Portsmouth, VA back in the mid ‘50’s as a part-time cashier. She said she remembered a wide, sweeping staircase, thick carpeting, a large chandelier, and a lounge with comfortable chairs & fireplace- I can only imagine!

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 8, 2007 at 9:13 pm

That must have been one hell of a storm.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 9, 2006 at 6:22 pm

This photo is from 1951. The citizens are waiting in line to buy license plates:
http://tinyurl.com/s7asz

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 5, 2006 at 8:31 pm

LEVINE THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES is the chain for this theatre.