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 was 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 togeter to create the Save Our Colonial Theatre (SOCT) Steering Committe aiming to turn the iconic landmark into a thriving nonprofit
community theatre for entertainment, education, and arts.