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Colonial Theatre
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Colonial Theatre was built by the Auerbach brothers in 1908 at a cost of $150,000 to show plays by traveling companies with the Northwestern Theatrical Association.  The interior was decorated with ivory and gold, with green sidewalls, carpets and draperies.  It had a seating capacity of 1936, with box seats and two balconies.  It showed movies as the Victory Theatre.  About 1942 it was destroyed by fire.

 
 
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The south side of the marquee, at night.

Exterior Photos

The small concessions stand take up the space between the two auditorium entrance doors.

Lobby Photos

 

A stage was built in front of the Avalon's screen to accommodate live entertainment.

Auditorium Photos

Evan Glassett introduces Don Cosney at the beginning of the show.

Vaudeville 2003

 

Gala Opening advertisement for the Apollo Theatre on 31 December 1946.  'The news all Salt Lake has been waiting for!'

Advertisements

A thrust stage with stadium seating and 185 seats.

Children's Theatre Art

 

Gladys Slouris in the ticket booth of the Apollo Theatre in 1949.  She was the second victim of a gunman who also robbed three gas stations.

Historical Photos

Work begins to convert the former Avalon Theatre into the Children's Theatre.

Remodel - September 2011

 

The auditorium before the start of remodeling.

Remodel - Facebook

The south wall of the lobby.  The front doors are out of the picture on the right.

Construction - Lobby

 

Looking across the stage from the south seating area.

Construction - Auditorium