Colony Theater

329 Hay Street,
Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Previously operated by: ABC Theatres, Wilby-Kincey

Architects: Erle G. Stillwell

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Colony Theatre exterior

The Colony Theater opened on May 28, 1941 as a 1,100 seat indoor theater with the premiere attraction “Moon Over Miami” starring Don Ameche and Betty Grable. Owned and operated under Wilby-Kincey Theatres, the Colony Theater became one of the great movie houses in downtown Fayetteville until it closed in May 1975.

It was last operated by ABC Southeastern Theatres. It has since been demolished.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

WilliamSpainhour on January 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

This was a rather large streamline moderne house built around 1940. It was later joined by the Miracle Theater, which was one building down. The Colony was abandoned in the 1970s and finally torn down around 2006 after part of it collapsed during an attempted renovation for condos.

atmos on March 13, 2010 at 6:57 am

Theatre was located at 329 Hay Street and opened 28 July 1941.It closed in 1976 and was demolished in October 2005.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 12:27 am

It was showing John Wayne to large crowds in “BLOOD ALLEY” on Nov.1 1955.

raysson on February 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

There was also located in Downtown Fayetteville another large movie theater called THE MIRACLE too right there on Hay Street. At that time,there was three moviehouses in the greater Downtown Fayetteville area..ALL on Hay Street….. THE CAROLINA



racurne on March 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Iused to go to the colony every sat in the early and late 60’s oh what fun,wish we all could go back one day to the past

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

The Colony Theatre was designed by architect Erle G. Stillwell. DocSouth’s “Going to the Show” section has some of Stillwell’s plans and drawings of the Colony linked from this web page.

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