Colony Theater

6502 18th Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11204

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MsLiz on February 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm

My Mom remembers the “Dump” fondly.

JTorriani on March 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

My brother told me that many years ago when the building was a Myles shoe store he looked in to the rear of the store and the stage was still there. I assume the stage was removed when the building was converted to a drug store.

JTorriani on April 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm

I attended the colony as a very young child. I do not believe it was demolished. At present the site is a Rite Aid Drug Store. I believe the building the store is in is the Colony’s building

Theaterat on May 9, 2005 at 7:39 pm

.Posted for PhilPhil by Theaterat. The Colony was a small very sub par little theater that was only 1block away from the beautiful Walker. This theater was bare bones and did not even have a domed celing, let alone a balcony. There was no seperate entrance from the lobby to the orchestra. I remember 3 blocks of seats seperated by 2 aisles. The seats were very hard and not too comfortable.This theater had a small screen and the last run fare they showed always seemed to end up off the screen,never giving the moviegoer a clear view.The inside was painted a dark brown color. It was not too clean.I never liked to go there. It closed in the early 50s, a victim of TV. This theater( along with the lowly Metro on 20th.av and 64th. st) was called “the Dump”. Posted by Theaterat for PhilPhil.

Orlando on May 7, 2004 at 9:41 am

This was the former Mapleton Theatre.

philipgoldberg on January 7, 2003 at 12:10 pm

The site now might be the home of a Rite Aid drug store, as the address appears to line up with the old movie house’s address.