Colonial Plaza Cinema

155 Thomaston Avenue,
Waterbury, CT 06702

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SBC Sonderling Broadcasting Corp. Opened a three screen theatre in the Colonial Plaza in 1971. A first run theatre, it was in competition with Cinema I-II-III at the Naugatuck Valley Mall.

Screen 1 had a 400 seat auditorium and a large Cinemascope screen. “Saturday Night Fever” played here for one year! The theatre closed in the mid-1980s and was reopened a few years later by Gary Czlapinski. It closed again in 1999.

Contributed by Edward Guinea

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shoeshoe14 on December 30, 2006 at 4:30 pm

Cinematour has it listed as Colonian Plaza Cinema 4.

MillennialSaint on September 23, 2010 at 8:54 am

I spent some of my best weekends growing up watching movies at this cinema. Here is where I saw Star Wars series, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, and countless other films. I remember sometime around ‘82-83, there was a special screening of “House of Wax” with Vincent Price, & it was standing room only. When the cinema closed in the mid-80’s, I used to go to another theater near the Naugatuck Valley Mall. When it re-opened again, it wasn’t the same. I’ve been out of the Wtby area since 1999, but still remember this theater. In the same plaza there was an old “Travelers’ Insurance” building which was converted to a video store in the early 80’s. I think it was called “Video Loft.” Does anyone remember this??

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