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Address: 227 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone Number:
+1 610-917-1228
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The 658-seat Colonial Theatre is located in the heart of downtown...

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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Great place for date night...

A true gem in Phoenixville...We feel very lucky to have a theater in our little piece of hometown America!

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was an always an after thought to the bigger movie theaters. Decided to give it a shot, did a family outing and it was pretty cool. Comfy seats, big screen, sounded good and best of all it was super inexpensive and not crowded compared to the Big theaters. Son was happy to be able to get popcorn!

Thank french2010
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A true gem in Phoenixville...We feel very lucky to have a theater in our little piece of hometown America!

Thank danhphoenixville
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Colonial has been and is going thru renovations... all for the better. Besides their current theatre, they are expanding next door for more screens. The theatre is a decent size, not long and narrow like the newer ones. This is an original.

Thank cmo1061
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Colonial Theatre is a well preserved historical building located in downtown Phoenixville. Here you may go and watch a variety of films in both black and white as well as color. They also have a variety of musical talent, shows, comedy, and the infamous recreation of the Blob, to name a few. Programing for children is also provided. Overall, something... More 

Thank Christine O
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Colonial is a great local theater with very cool programming. They feature great independent films, features, and concerts. I was there on Christmas Eve and they were showing "It's A Wonderful Life", very cool to see on the big screen. If you have the choice pick The Colonial, you will not be disappointed. It is also where the original... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Have watched movies, comedians, and musical acts over the years in this historical building and the experience has always exceeded expectations. When paired with one of the local BYOBs, it makes for a great evening!

Thank WealthFinder
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My family loves this theatre! They play independent films that are not always played at big theatres like the Regal. The atmosphere is super charming! I would much rather give my money to this independent theatre than a big chain.

1 Thank Ali C
Frazer, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had ran across this event on a Philadelphia 'Events' email and decided to give it a try. The information provided to lure people to the event was not exactly truthful....well maybe it just lacked some details that would have altered our choice in coming to Splatterfest. The $50 VIP ticket included what was listed as a Pre-Show Buffet Dinner... More 

3 Thank David B
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot, one of a kind. They are in process of adding renovations also. They show classic movies and new foreign film releases. Best spot in Phoenixville hands down, love it.

1 Thank johnsakos
Colonial_Theatre, Manager at The Colonial Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! Our expansion will add two more theaters and lots of amenities. We hope to open the new space in early 2014. More 

Santa Cruz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We spent the weekend at the Blobfest and had a blast. A one of a kind experience with wonderful people and a beautiful theatre. The Run Out was unbelievably fun. Thank you Colonial Theatre!

1 Thank caldance
Colonial_Theatre, Manager at The Colonial Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! So glad you had a good time! More 

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