Colony Theatre

459 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H5

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kencmcintyre on March 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm

This May 1979 article from the Winnipeg Free Press calls the theater Colony Cinema:

A robber armed with a pistol held up the Colony Cinema on Portage Avenue and Colony Street just before midnight yesterday. Police refused to release other details early this morning, but it is believed an arrest has been made.

The theatre manager said a man entered through a secondary entrance and held up the cashier. The manager refused, however, to say how much cash, if any, was taken. This is the second robbery to happen at the Colony in the last two years. During the first robbery, the assistant manager was held up and bound. The manager said he was tempted to lock all the doors in the theatre to prevent future robberies, but he said that would be against fire regulations.