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Colonial Theater

The Colonial Theatre in downtown Belfast shows the best of Hollywood, foreign, and independent films and also hosts events year round. The Colonial celebrated its 100th birthday on April 12, 2012.

The Show Starts on the Sidewalk!

The glamorous Colonial Theatre shows the best of Hollywood, independent and foreign movies all year round on our three screens.

We are a friendly locally run community theatre. We are easy to find in beautiful downtown Belfast with our brightly painted façade, neon marquee, and our life-size elephant “Hawthorne” trumpeting above High Street from our roof.

In the heart of downtown Belfast, close to restaurants, shopping, and the working waterfront,the Colonial Theatre is an old-fashioned, yet modern living example of America’s original downtown movie palaces where the “Show Starts on the Sidewalk”.

The Colonial has offered entertainment to Belfast since 1912, opening on the very day the Titanic set sail. In those days live acts preceded the films so a stage was required in addition to the screen.