Belfast’s Colonial Theatre has enriched the region for over 100 years. First opened in April 1912, the same day the Titanic set sail, the Colonial Theatre recently celebrated 110 years of bringing the best in film and entertainment to Belfast. Today, the Art Deco design and attractive façade are watched over by Hawthorne, the Elephant, guarding the entrance from up high.

The theatre closed in September 2022 when longtime owners, Mike Hurley and Therese Bagnardi, retired. Unfortunately, a new owner is yet to be found. A group of movie-loving and community-minded residents have come together to create the Save Our Colonial Theatre (SOCT) Steering Committee aiming to turn the iconic landmark into a thriving nonprofit community theatre for entertainment, education, and arts.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to support these efforts. In order to start the necessary fundraising campaign, the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft has agreed to be our fiscal sponsor to allow SOCT to receive donations while awaiting approval of its tax-exempt status.

SOCT hopes to use the same playbook as other successful nonprofit theatres in Maine such as Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Ellsworth’s The Grand, and Dover Foxcroft’s Center Theater. These theatres, and others like them, offer entertainment, education, and arts programs tailored to each community’s desires and needs.

Donations for Save Our Colonial Theatre can be made online through the Center Theatre

or by mailing a check to:

c/o Spencer Stephens, Treasurer
52 Union Street, Belfast, ME 04915.

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