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The Colonial Theatre

227 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
+1 610-917-1228
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A great little theatre!

This cute theatre sits along Bridge Street and is home to a couple theatres in a fun antique-esque... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great cheap movies

Fun movies for the whole family at a reasonable price. Love the oldies too. Check the listings and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at 227 Bridge Street. Opened in 1903, the Colonial is the last surviving of four theatres once existing in the borough and is the only theatre of its kind in Chester County. In its early days, the Colonial was home to live stage shows, vaudeville acts and musicals including appearances by Harry Houdini and Mary Pickford. Real movie buffs know that the Colonial was featured in the 1958 science fiction classic, "The Blob," starring Steve McQueen and filmed in and around Phoenixville. The theatre is owned and operated by the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit corporation, which re-opened the theatre in 1999. The Colonial's programming includes art and independent films seven nights a week, classic films, cult & horror films, programs for young audiences, live concerts, and community events. ACT is committed to the full restoration of the Colonial as a cultural arts center.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“art house” (3 reviews)
“next door” (2 reviews)
“live shows” (2 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
227 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
+1 610-917-1228

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cute theatre sits along Bridge Street and is home to a couple theatres in a fun antique-esque setting. Fun fact, this theater is also featured in "The Blob" and is home to Blobfest every July.

Thank aprince21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun movies for the whole family at a reasonable price. Love the oldies too. Check the listings and go to Phoenixville.

Thank Linhankgraham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early to see the 9:15pm movie titled Wind River. I was surprised and pleased to know that the theatre was mostly run by volunteers (the lady that took our tickets, the gentleman and lady that were sweeping the floor were volunteers).The theater was...More

Thank Onefinelady
Colonial_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at The Colonial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience at the Colonial and we hope that you will join us again in the near future. Take care! Brendan Carr Marketing Director Association for the Colonial Theatre

Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you only watched movies at the Colonial all year, you would see a wide-range of great films selected by their excellent and knowledgable staff, and you would enjoy their incredible newly added lobby! You would also be delighted to have a beer or glass...More

Thank EP C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Classic 50's era movie theater with a New Flair. The recent addition of the Bank Building next door allows the Colonial Theater to combine the Best of OLD & NEW CINEMA EXPERIENCES. Classic Films projected digitally or from classic 35mm film reels will keep the...More

Thank csmurphy2017
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Newly redecorated, but the real attraction if you're not a local is "Blobfest". Once yearly in July the town becomes an evening Carnival celebrating the filming of the iconic sci-fi film "The Blob". This is the movie theater used in the filming. What is showing...More

Thank reelwise
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Colonial Theatre has been and remains at the heart of Phoenixville's renaissance. And. like the town's resurrection, it remains a beautiful work-in-progress. Having expanded into the old newspaper/bank building adjacent to its 1903 main theatre, The Colonial now offers three screens to show everything...More

Thank Strummer1962
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This local theater has been completely remodeled with very comfortable seats and the most current movies in addition to special theater productions.

Thank Grandma190462
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stayed in a beautiful cottage overlooking the golf course a short walk to the beach and pool also dinning

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you happen to find yourself in this part of PA in mid-July.... you must attend Blobfest, held annually at the Colonial Theater. The Colonial theater features prominently in 1958's "The Blob", a cult classic, featuring Steve McQueen's screen debut. On the appointed weekend, Friday...More

Thank maryoh20
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