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Colonial Theatre Closure Information (Update 6.18.2020)

The theatre is temporarily closed. Please check back here for updates as we continue to move through these uncertain times.

In the meantime, enjoy these virtual events and screenings; bring the Colonial Theatre, home!


Blobfest® 2020: Home Edition 

Just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean we can’t have a great time! We will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online! Stay tuned to see the 2020 t-shirt, poster and more, available for purchase in July.

Help us stay open for Blobfests to come with your continued support of the nonprofit Colonial Theatre.


Socially-Distant Ways to Support the Colonial 

Curbside Concessions

You may pre-order anytime during the week. Then pick up your order during our designated pickup hours:

Friday, June 19th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Saturday, June 20th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online sales available until 2:30PM, then walkup purchases only.

Buy one bucket of popcorn, get your choice of a Twizzlers or Sour Patch Kids for FREE. Just let us know your choice of candy when you come to pick up your order.



Rescheduled Shows

  • You will be notified of the new date via email and it will be updated on our website.
  • Your original tickets WILL be honored for the rescheduled date. No need to request new tickets.
  • If you purchased tickets for a reserved seating show, your seats will remain the same.

The following shows have been rescheduled:

Point Entertainment presents This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters

Point Entertainment presents An Evening with Gaelic Storm

Point Entertainment presents Two Funny Philly Guys

Point Entertainment presents The High Kings

The Room Live! with Greg Sestero in Person


Canceled Shows

  • You will be notified of the cancellation via email and it will be updated on our website.
  • As a way to support the non-profit Colonial Theatre during its closure, you are invited to please consider donating the value of your ticket purchase in lieu of receiving a refund. All donations will support the theatre’s ability to continue to pay salaries and health benefits of our staff.
  • If you would like to donate your ticket purchase, WE THANK YOU and kindly request that you please reply and let us know within the next two days.
  • If you are not inclined to donate, we certainly understand and there is nothing more you need to do; we will process your refund within the next few days. Refunds generally post to credit card accounts in 7-10 business days.
  • If tickets were purchased with cash, email (or call 610-917-1228, press 9, then Ext 160), to arrange to pick up your refund.

Virtual Screenings 

We are carefully curating virtual experiences to share with you that resonate with our mission of nurturing community.  Your screening purchase will support the Colonial, and help us remain a vibrant center for film and the live arts once we re-open.

Click here for a listing of our Virtual Screenings.

More Virtual Entertainment

Participate in our Punny Marquee Title Contest

Participate in the Recreate Your Own At-Home Version of a Popular Movie Moment or Poster Challenge

Colonial in the News During Closure

Vanity Fair – May 15th, 2020

Buzzfeed – May 6th, 2020

The Pottstown Mercury – May 3rd, 2020

Philadelphia Magazine – April 25th, 2020

“We got so gosh-danged excited when we learned that the art of the pun is alive and well and living on the olden-days marquee of the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. Firmly in the school of “It’s okay to have fun even in the midst of a pandemic.”‘

The Philadelphia Citizen – April 23rd, 2020

iHeartRadio – April 23rd, 2020

“Like all venues across the country, the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania had to shut down as part of the efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. For most other theaters, this meant letting their marquees go dark, but the Colonial refused to do that and instead have used their sign to bring smiles to passersby. In place of the names of films screening at the iconic local landmark, they’ve put some very punny, very relevant titles under the phrase “Now Showing.”‘

The Philadelphia Inquirer – April 18th, 2020

“The sign at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville is one for the times and a great play off the 1977 American sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer – April 14th, 2020

“One of our core values is that we believe a healthy dose of the offbeat nourishes the soul,” said Ken Metzner, executive director of the Colonial Theatre. “Consistent with that, we said ‘Let’s have some fun.’”

The Hollywood Reporter – April 9th, 2020

Yahoo Entertainment – April 7th, 2020

Finally, though, our MVP movie marquee in the time of coronavirus belongs to the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pa., which has been cycling through various punny movie titles related to our new reality. (They’re also apparently making it a communal exercise, with a marquee title contest to submit titles. Yes, of course we entered some.)

The Criterion Collection Instagram Post Featuring The Colonial Theatre – March 30th, 2020

Colonial Poster Artists “Return” to the Theatre

Each week, we’ll feature a new design by one of our artists inspired by their favorite Colonial Theatre moments. Some posters will be available for purchase.

Week One Artist: John Salvino

“I drew the marquee with a single person in front to both represent the current state of things, and the hope that we can support the Colonial and return there soon.”














Week Two: James Lincke

“The Colonial is a special place, a magical place, where cinema is preserved and treated with great respect. The theatre itself is a true work of art and I miss it, as I imagine many do.”













Week Three: Matt McGinnis

“For decades the Colonial Theatre has been a paradise for the film fanatic, regardless of genre or taste. This piece is not only an attempt to pay tribute to a legendary locale in cinema history, but to also honor some of the various creatures and characters I’ve had the pleasure to witness on the Colonial’s silver screen.”









We are grateful for support in any amount. If you would like to contribute, you can do so via any of the following methods.

We look forward to seeing you at theatre soon!

Be well and stay safe,
The Colonial Theatre Staff