— The Museum in the Streets —The burgeoning appeal of the silver screen led to the construction of the Colonial Theatre which opened the night the Titanic set sail from England in April 1912. A fire in 1923 following a showing of the film "Way Down East" leveled the building and a new theater (inset) rose from the ashes. In 1927, the introduction of "talkies" led to a widely expanding audience for movies. The Colonial Theatre also featured vaudeville acts, political rallies, concerts and boxing matches. In the early years, the movie selection changed several times a week and cost just pennies to attend. The current art deco style facade was added in 1947. The elephant sculpture, Hawthorne, was purchased from Perry's Nut House and added to the Belfast skyline in 1997 (panel #20).
|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499363 N 4919235|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42641667, -69.00800000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.585', W 69° 0.48'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 35.10" N, 69° 0' 28.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 158 High St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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