Colonial Theatre

22 Lake Street,
Monroe, NY 10950

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Colonial Theatre

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Located in the heart of town, the Colonial Theatre was the only cinema for miles around until the late-1940’s, when the larger and better equipped Monroe Theatre opened. Ironically, the exterior of the new Monroe Theatre was in Colonial American style, which caused much confusion until the Colonial Theatre closed from the competition.

More information is needed about the Colonial’s history and the current status of the ground site.

Contributed by Tinseltoes

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spectrum
spectrum on March 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Address should read Lakes St (not Lake St). From Google maps, it’s rather confusing. Going east through downtown you pass by #18, then #20, then #15, then #21 and #23. Between 21 and 23 is early 1950s vintage 1 floor retail buildings. Around #20, is a small building saying (Town of Monroe, John DeAngelis Hall) which looks too small to be a former cinema. Across the street are a couple larger buildings, one of which from the air looks like a former cinema. It’s dark red brick, currently retail. Not sure which was the former Colonial Theatre.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

“Before” and “after” photos of the Colonial’s auditorium at bottom of this page from a 1937 trade journal: Boxoffice

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