State funds allow Colonial Theatre to expand

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 4, 2011 at 8:01 am


PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Thanks to the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the Colonial Theatre has received $250,000 in state funding. They’ll use the money to expand and make the theatre a more viable option for a variety of entertainment.

Read the full story in the Daily Local News.

(Thanks to Bill Huelbig for providing the photo.)

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Comments (5)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thanks Bill, great picture.Love to see a film there.

muviebuf on November 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett slashed educational spending for all public universities and school districts in the Commonwealth. It is nice to know that the state still has money to help renovate movie theatres (and of course let not forget the 11.5 million GRANT given to Janey Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia).

quasimodo on November 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

That the state would dole out $250K in taxpayers money to be used by this organization for real estate development should evoke public outrage. It’s everything that is wrong with our government, our society and our economy.

MPol on November 7, 2011 at 7:29 am

I agree that more money has to be spent on education, but what’s wrong with renovating and re-opening a movie theatre for people’s enjoyment? There are far too few things to enjoy these days! Our tax dollars still go into building weapons of war and fighting illicit, stupid, wrongheaded and unnecessary wars abroad, destroying countries and killing, sickening and maiming their people.

If not for that, there’s be far more money to spend on education and on things for people to enjoy here at home.

quasimodo on November 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

First of all, this grant is not being used to renovate and reopen a theatre. It is being used by an existing and successful (“we’ve grown quite a bit”) theatre to purchase additional real estate for expansion.

Why are public monies being used for this purpose and by what criteria do we determine what projects are worthy of taxpayer’s support when they benefit a relative few?

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