Colby Theatre

Main Street,
Bingham, ME 04920

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Previously operated by: Westbrook Theater Co.

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Colby Theatre

Opened in 1938, the Colby Theatre was a small and popular movie theater in the town of Bingham. It is still standing.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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robboehm on August 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Ron if the building is still standing could you provide a full address. Maybe Google will pick up the image.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Colby; it’s Card # 344. Address is Main St. (no street number listed). There is an exterior photo dated May 22, 1941. Condition is Good. The report says that the Colby opened in 1940, was not showing MGM films, and had 386 seats. The 1940 population was 1,200.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

The Colby published printed programs; some of these can be found for sale on e-Bay. The most recent one that I found listed was for a week in 1949. A town anniversary parade in Colby (around April 2012) passed certain old buildings in town, and the Colby was one of them. So, still standing as of 2012, use unknown. Also, exact address unknown to me.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2022 at 2:12 am

The Colby was most likely built as a replacement for a 500-seat upstairs house called the Bingham Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1937, as reported in the March 2 issue of Film Daily.

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