Juneteenth » The Colonial Theatre


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Juneteenth is a Federal Holiday that marks the date in 1865 when word reached Texas, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, that slavery had been abolished and those enslaved were free. Learn more about Juneteenth here from the museum scholars of the National Museum of African American History & Culture of the Smithsonian. 

On Thursday, June 16, 2022,  at the Colonial Theatre, the Colonial and Orion Communities will offer the Oscar Award Winning short film Hair Love and the 2021 Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson. This screening is ‘Pay What You Wish’ for all who attend. For details, click here.


Phoenixville’s 2022 Juneteenth Celebration on Bridge Street includes activities at Reads & Company Book Shop and inside the ‘Healthfully Air Conditioned’ Colonial Theatre including:

2 – 3:00 PM     Welcome, Poetry & Step Show (Bridge St)

2:45 PM            All-ages Magician Ran’D Shine (Colonial Theatre)

3 – 4:00 PM     Hidden Treasure Jazz Band (Bridge St)

3:20 – 4:00 PM   Storyteller Oni Lasana (Reads & Co)

3:30 PM            Harriet Tubman Re-enactor (Colonial Theatre)

4:00 – 5:00 PM  Jazz Band & Drummers (Bridge St)

Storyteller & Magician Milanjani Magic (Reads & Co)

Evangelia Biddy, Ida B. Wells Re-enactor (Colonial Theatre)

5:00 – 5:30 PM   Iron Age Street Theater Actors (Bridge St)

6:00 PM    Closing (Bridge St)

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ORION believes that every person deserves shelter, food, clothing, transportation, access to healthcare and respectful human interaction. Orion listens at the street level and responds to the unmet needs of our most vulnerable neighbors with creativity, compassion, and collaboration.

Learn more about how ORION serves the Phoenixville community and how you can help here. 

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