Colonial Theatre

171 Main Street,
Brockton, MA 02302

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Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre was one of downtown Brockton’s traditonal movie theaters many years ago. It was opened prior to 1926, and continued into the 1960’s.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive in Illinois has the MGM Theatre Report for the Colonial in Brockton. It was on Main Street, was in Fair condition, was not showing MGM films, and was over 15 years old (as of 1941). There were 700 seats on the main floor plus 400 balcony seats, total: 1,100. There was an exterior photo taken in May 1941. The entrance was at the left end of a brick commercial building.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

The Colonial is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 724 seats and open 6 days per week. That seat count may have been for the main floor only.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

In the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac, the Colonial is listed as part of Interstate Theatres of Boston.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

In 1918 the Colonial is listed at 20 W Elm Street which is around the corner. It may have had a previous entrance.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on December 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm

M P Moller pipe organ records indicate they sold an organ, their opus 1855, to the Colonial Theatre in 1915. That suggests an earlier opening date for this theatre or that there was an earlier theatre of the same name.

ron1021 on January 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

The Colonial Theatre continued well into the 60s.Located a short distance across Main street from the Brockton Theatre.

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