Colonnade Theatre

Center Street,
Millersburg, PA 17061

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The Colonnade Theatre originally opened in 1919 and closed in 2000. It was donated to the Twin Valley Players theater group in early-2008 by its previous owners, the Troutman family, who had owned the Colonnade since 1955. The Twin Valley Players are currently raising funds to carry out a feasibility study to renovate the former movie house into a performing arts venue.

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kencmcintyre on February 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Here is a November 2008 article and photo:

RichardCWolfe on February 7, 2009 at 11:22 am

The Colonnade is a reverse auditorium theatre. You enter on either side of the screen and are looking at the seats facing you. It’s one of several such theatres still in Pennsylvania. Others still existing are the Majestic in Pottsville, and the Columbia in Brookville. None of them are currently showing commercial movies. The Majestic does run very late run childrens films for free, but not as a commercial film venue.

kencmcintyre on September 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Here is some information about the feasibility study:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Tremendous amount of information. The study has just started. Let me know when it’s finished.

kencmcintyre on September 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Here is some additional information:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm

That’s better than the last comment.

CSWalczak on February 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Work will soon begin on renovations as two grants have been awarded to the theater group which owns the theater. However, the renovations will not be a true restoration, though the theaters cinematic history will be respected to some degree. Here is an article about the grants and the theater group’s plans with some additional history about the Colonnade: View link

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