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About The Colonial Theatre

One of the region’s premiere, independent arts destinations, the Colonial Theatre is situated in the heart of downtown Phoenixville. The iconic theatre, a member-supported, nonprofit, operates three distinct venues and multiple event spaces in two adjoining historic buildings. Known internationally as the mother of Blobfest which annually celebrates the theatre’s role in the 1958 sci-fi classic, The Blob, the Colonial attracts more than 70,000 patrons per year to its eclectic programming of popular, new movies, beloved film favorites, live music, comedy and community events.


Our mission is to nurture community by celebrating the power of film and the performing arts to entertain, inform and reveal meaning.

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Our History

The Colonial Theatre carries on a tradition as the area’s premiere destination for entertainment. From its earliest days as a vaudeville house in the early 20th century to its mid-century transformation into a movie palace to its current embodiment as home to the best mix of movies and live performance, the Colonial serves as the center for community events and rental opportunities. Along with its history as the neighborhood nerve center for stage and screen, the Colonial also has a special place in cinematic history thanks to a starring role in the classic film The Blob. Recently expanded with two additional theatres, the Colonial is now fully dedicated to its mission to nurture community by celebrating the power of film and the performing arts to entertain, inform and reveal meaning.

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Our People

The Colonial’s Board & Staff

Meet the people who make the Colonial Theatre magic happen.

Meet Our Team

Financial and Annual Reviews

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Calendar of Events

See you at the theatre!

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Member Benefits/Business Program

To participate in the Colonial Theatre's new business benefits partnership program for members, please complete and submit this form. We will email to confirm receipt and with any questions.
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Screen Sponsorship Agreement

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Film and Event Sponsorship

General Help / Info

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Book A Private Film Screening

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Blobfest 2022: The Uninvited Sunday Double Feature Edible Cinema Lunch Form

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