Colonia Theatre

35 S. Broad Street,
Norwich, NY 13815

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit, Schine Circuit Inc.

Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson, William H. McElfatrick

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Fox Colonia Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 607.334.2135
Manager: 607.334.2135

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Colonia Theatre ... Norwich NY

Opened on December 23, 1914, the Colonia Theatre is located on Broad Street off Colonial Plaza. It had a seating capacity for 800. It’s also listed as the “Colonial”. It has been operated in the past by Fox Theatre and the Schine Circuit.

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Recent comments (view all 34 comments)

kencmcintyre on March 23, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Here is a b&w copy of a 1986 color painting by Davis Cone, as discussed above, from “Popcorn Palaces”:

Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on March 24, 2007 at 1:51 am

His work is truly amazing. One day i will scrape together enough cash to actually purchase one for my very own! In the meantime, i cherish my copy of the Wilhelm/Kinerk book as well as the previous Cone book.

The Colonia is a treat, definitely worth the detour if you find yourself in the proximity, even with the sad twinning. The exterior is certainly a photo op for a any theater buff.

Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on February 20, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Here are some photos of the Colonia from a recent trip through Norwich:

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Karen Colizzi Noonan on October 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Hey Pat B!! I actually found that photo of Hazel Smalley!! Email me and i will scan and send you the copy! : )

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Columbus wasn’t born in “Colon” Italy. There is no such place. He was born in Genoa (Genova).

estott on September 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Mr. Deluca you are entirely correct- either I misremembered the article of it was in error. Still, Columbus is the subject- he is supposed to have adopted the surname “Colon” during his years in Spain, and to have associated himself with the ancient admiral Colonius.

My point is basically to state that it was never at any time the “Colonial” on December 3, 2010 at 7:39 pm

A postcard with an earlier appearance:
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atmos on June 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Theatre opened 23 December 1914.

menright on November 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm

As of Nov 2017 their website shows then showing current releases.

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