Belfast’s Colonial Theatre to reopen in November  

Belfast’s iconic Colonial Theatre may reopen as quickly as November underneath the steering of a brand new neighborhood nonprofit.

Hawthorne Theatre & Arts Collaborative, named for Hawthorne the elephant that stands on the roof of the artwork deco theater, will take possession of the theater this month and is planning to reopen the historic venue on November 4.

The Colonial closed in September 2022 after working for greater than 100 years when homeowners Mike Hurley and Therese Bagnardi retired. On the time, it was one of many few remaining small industrial film homes within the state.