Colony Cinema

72-82 Union Street,
Torquay, TQ2 5PY

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Colony Cinema

Located at the corner of Union Street and Temperance Street in Torquay, Devon. This theatre opened as the Electric Theatre in 1911. Seating was provided for 700. It had a 31ft wide proscenium. Part of its charm was an attached café. In October 1929 it was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. In 1930 a balcony was added which increased the seating capacity to 1,024. Around 1953 it was re-named Electric Cinema.

Around 1964 it was re-named Colony Cinema playing 70mm and Todd-AO formatted films. It reduced its seat count to 824 in the transition. It was run by Peter and Eileen Myott until closing in 1986. It was demolished and a Littlewoods department store was built on the site. By 2017 that building was occupied by a New Look clothing store.

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