Colonial Theater

Idaho Street & Spearman Avenue,
Farrell, PA 16121

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Colonial Theater

Opened in 1930. It was badly damaged by a fire on December 14, 1938. It was reconstructed to the plans of architect Alvin Seiler, reopening in March 1939. The Colonial Theater was closed in 1955. 430 seats on the lower floor and 70 seats on the balcony, owned by Peter M. Pegadiotes who also owned the nearby Capitol Theater.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm

There was a house called the Colonial Theatre in Farrell at least as early as 1916, when it was mentioned in the July 1 issue of The Moving Picture World. Owner-manager J.C. Leslie planned extensive renovations, which would necessitate closing the house for the week of July 26. I’ve been unable to determine if the 1916 Colonial was on the same site as the later Colonial.

Other theaters operating in Farrell in 1916 included the Cymric and the Rex.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm

The May 7, 1955, issue of Boxoffice reported that Louis Lampros had closed the Colonial Theatre in Farrell, and had taken over booth duties at the Capitol Theatre. His contract with the projectionists' union had expired and he had been unable to negotiate a new deal that would allow him to keep both houses open.

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