Don’t give up on the Colonial Theatre

posted by brielbanks on March 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

BLUEFIELD, WV — The Colonial Theatre, 1916 vaudeville palace and silent movie theatre did lose its art deco lobby and marquee as the Matz-Milner hotel came crashing down – but so far it has not destroyed the theatre itself..only the lobby. The theatre is housed in a separate building.

The owner of the Colonial has not given up on trying to save the theatre. We are all holding our breath – waiting to see if the demolition of the remains of the Matz hotel will further damage the Colonial.

During it’s vaudeville days – Bob Hope, Fred & Adele Astaire, Helen Kane the boop-boop a doop girl, Sally Rand, and Gypsy Rose Lee performed on the Colonial’s enormous stage! Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger even made an appearance.

For more information, read my latest post at
The Martin House Project.

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markp on March 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Does anyone have any photo’s so we could see how bad the damage is?

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