Colonial Theatre

Address: 1405 Woodside Ave.
City: Essexville
State: MI
Zip:
County: Bay
Open: 1948
Capacity: 500
Owner History:
Number of visits to this page: 7294
Notes: AKA Bay City
Info Updates:
9/20/2012 - Tiffany
I can tell you that currently it is being used as a cabinet shop. My husband works there and it's a fun place to explore. Before that I know many people had wedding receptions held there.
8/25/2009 - Nancy Droptiny
My grandmother and grandfather owned the restaurant/theatre in the 1970''s - closing some time in the late 1980''s to 1990''s. Someone purchased it in the 1980''s but did not make payments and the restaurant went into receivership when my grandmother took position again. My grandparents were Helen and Dan Schittone. There is also an apartment upstairs.
11/11/2003 - Jack R. Miller
I was asst manager/projectionist at this theatre from 1948-1961. Original owners were Alfred Hamlin and Thomas Arnold. In 1949, Arnold sold his share to Louis J. Kempa. Later, Hamlin sold his share to Kempa. Kempa owned it until the late 60s. Not sure who owned it in its last years, or exactly when it closed.
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Colonial Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Colonial Theatre - THE COLONIAL WINTER 2004
THE COLONIAL WINTER 2004
Colonial Theatre - THE INTERIOR NOW
THE INTERIOR NOW
Colonial Theatre - OLD 1 SHEET FRAME
OLD 1 SHEET FRAME
Colonial Theatre - STAIRWELL NOW
STAIRWELL NOW
Colonial Theatre - INTERIOR NOW
INTERIOR NOW
Colonial Theatre - FRONT ENTRANCE
FRONT ENTRANCE
Colonial Theatre - THE BALCONY NOW
THE BALCONY NOW
Colonial Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
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