Colonial Theatre

2608 Lee Street,
Greenville, TX 75401

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The Colonial Theatre was open as early as 1919 with ownership in the early-1930’s by Dent Theatres. Seating was listed at 385.

The Lilly Circuit operated the theatre from the mid-1930’s thru the mid-1940’s when Jefferson Amusement took over operations until its closing in 1957.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

The earliest (and only) mention of the Colonial Theatre on this timeline of Greenville history is November 16, 1914, when the house presented the first amateur movie made in Greenville.

The Colonial Theatre was mentioned in the March 18, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World. E. J. Lumpkin was the operator.

The Greenville Morning Herald had advertisements for the Colonial and two other movie theaters on this page of its issue of October 2, 1918.

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