Take Your Seats—Literally—at the Colonial Theatre

posted by btkrefft on January 22, 2004 at 6:41 am

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — With their “Take A Seat” campaign, the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT) is seeking to raise more funds for their renovation of the 101 year-old Colonial Theatre, according to a report in the Phoenixville News.

The group plans to sell the Colonial’s old auditorium seats at $25 a pair, and offering the opportunity to have individuals who donate $250 or more for the theater’s new seating have their names appear on a brass plaque which will be attached to the chair’s arm.

The Colonial will be closing on February 29th to remove the remaining vintage seating and install the new, more comfortable seating, after a new print of the 1939 Gary Cooper film, “Beau Geste”, is screened that day.

Mary Foote, executive director of the ACT, says, “We’ve sold fifty sets of balcony seats and pre-sold a third of the floor seating. Over 210 people have signed up to sponsor the new seats that will be installed in March… This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the Colonial.”

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Lawrence on January 22, 2004 at 9:00 pm

I live 3 miles from this movie house. Wonderful work that
the Boroough of Phoenixville has done to preserve such a
treasure. Mary Foote must be complimented beyond recognition for her constant work and dedication to this classic motion picture theater. I saw THE STATION AGENT just after Christmas on a week
night, and the house was packed! Great sound and picture. So nice to see such a great
film in a classic theater – appreciated by so many folks in our community.

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