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Bank on the Arts Capital Expansion Campaign

In May 2017 the Colonial will open a newly constructed ‘wing’ with two brand new theatres for film! This $8M project includes exciting patron amenities like new bathrooms, a 30′ concession that will sell wine and beer, and a rental suite with rooftop views and an adjacent rooftop garden. Theatre #2 will seat 175 patrons and Theatre #3 will accommodate 65 patrons. The existing box office, entry, and inner lobby are also being reconfigured. This expansion from a single-screen theatre to a three-screen venue means that you’ll have more movies to choose from. Conservative projections suggest that the Colonial’s patronage will triple as a result of this expanded programming.

The Colonial Theatre is a nonprofit. This building expansion has been made possible through generous support from individual contributors and foundations. To see a list of naming opportunities or photos, visit To open the campaign brochure, click on the image.

Help us meet the fundraising goal by December. Every single dollar counts and you can make multi-year pledges for gifts of $5,000 or greater or pay using stock and appreciated securities. Monthly recurring gifts are another great way to make an impact without breaking your budget! (Contact our office to establish a monthly recurring gift: (610) 917-1228.)

Donors who contribute to the Campaign by July 1, 2017 will have their contributions matched by two generous donors who have pledged to give $50,000 – if we can raise $50,000.

Donate to the Bank on the Arts Capital Expansion Campaign