Colonial Theatre

830 Boston Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT

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The Colonial Theatre has not been demolished, but remains closed.

However, the addition of three rollup garage doors (seen at right) suggest the space may have found use as a warehouse.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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joemasher
joemasher on May 19, 2005 at 6:52 am

When driving by the other day, I saw the Colonial’s roll-up door open. I went inside—it’s being used as a truck repair and storage facility. It is very much intact!

barrygoodkin
barrygoodkin on June 2, 2005 at 9:33 pm

The Colonial Theatre located at 830 Boston Avenue opened on January 29, 1921. It closed in 1952 and was used as a church beginning in 1955. It has been used for storage.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on March 30, 2006 at 5:40 am

If you look closely, you can see the carved letters “COLONIAL” on the top of what has been allowed to fester into a real junk-heap. Just the other day, I noted a building on the other side of town, on Fairfield Avenue shortly before the intersection with Commerce Drive, below Black Rock, that bore simlar carvings which read “WEST COLONIAL”. I wonder if this movie house once had a “sister” on the other side of town.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on June 6, 2006 at 4:34 am

One other thing: I believe THE COLONIAL existed at least into the mid or late fifties. I remember perusing the theater ads as a kid and seeing it posted, but it was always too far from my home to go there.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 15, 2007 at 9:59 pm

This building is for sale. The garage no longer exists.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on December 10, 2008 at 11:20 pm

This is interesting and was mentioned in the NewsTimes a few weeks ago. It was about a Bridgeport cop who investigated breakins here and at the Poli and Savoy and brought his camera with him. He has documented orbs and apparitions of moviegoers in the seats and hooked up with famed CT ghosthunters, The Warrens. http://www.photoshow.com/watch/JE9DF6BY/ Pic 40o-64 with 44 of note.

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