Colony Theater

6502 18th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11204

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MsLiz
MsLiz on February 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm

My Mom remembers the “Dump” fondly.

JTorriani
JTorriani on March 29, 2010 at 2:42 am

My brother told me that many years ago when the building was a Myles shoe store he looked in to the rear of the store and the stage was still there. I assume the stage was removed when the building was converted to a drug store.

JTorriani
JTorriani on April 9, 2008 at 2:05 am

I attended the colony as a very young child. I do not believe it was demolished. At present the site is a Rite Aid Drug Store. I believe the building the store is in is the Colony’s building

Theaterat
Theaterat on May 10, 2005 at 3:39 am

.Posted for PhilPhil by Theaterat. The Colony was a small very sub par little theater that was only 1block away from the beautiful Walker. This theater was bare bones and did not even have a domed celing, let alone a balcony. There was no seperate entrance from the lobby to the orchestra. I remember 3 blocks of seats seperated by 2 aisles. The seats were very hard and not too comfortable.This theater had a small screen and the last run fare they showed always seemed to end up off the screen,never giving the moviegoer a clear view.The inside was painted a dark brown color. It was not too clean.I never liked to go there. It closed in the early 50s, a victim of TV. This theater( along with the lowly Metro on 20th.av and 64th. st) was called “the Dump”. Posted by Theaterat for PhilPhil.

Orlando
Orlando on May 7, 2004 at 5:41 pm

This was the former Mapleton Theatre.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 25, 2004 at 5:10 pm

The Colony was located at 6502 18th Avenue, with a reported 583 seats.

philipgoldberg
philipgoldberg on January 7, 2003 at 8:10 pm

The site now might be the home of a Rite Aid drug store, as the address appears to line up with the old movie house’s address.