Colony Theatre

8123 Harford Road,
Baltimore, MD 21234

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Durkee, F.H., Enterprises

Architects: Frederick L.W. Moehle, John J. Zink

Functions: Fraternal Hall

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Colony Theatre exterior

The Colony Theatre was opened by Durkee Enterprises on October 13, 1949. It had a seating capacity of 800, all on a single floor. It had a large car park at one side and at the rear.

The Colony Theatre was closed on September 2, 1974, and became a VFW Hall.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Here is a photo circa 1970, from a monograph on Baltimore theaters in the LA library:

TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Intresting its a VFW Hall now.

joemasher on September 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

In John Waters' fine film “Hairspray”, this theater served as the venue for the “Corny Collins Record Hop” and the front is clearly visible in the film.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on February 14, 2023 at 6:25 am

The marquee is still there, though looking very shabby.

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