Joseph Pantone, an early partner in the Colonial Theatre, thought the small cinema had “a bright future because the smaller establishments do not have the heavy overhead of larger picture houses and can share the saving with their patrons.” The Colonial opened on Thanksgiving Day, 29 November 1923. In 1935, it expanded from 389 to 490 seats. The theater closed at the end of May, 1949.
The Willard Opera House occupied the upper floor of Charles Harding's General Store on the east side of Main Street, across from South Center Street. The opera hall, which had a small stage with wing space, was also used for recreation and dances. The Willard Opera House was in use around 1890 and was later destroyed by fire.