After: Photos of the Colonial Theatre’s new Wing
The Bank’s welcoming glow adds extra life to the 200 Block of Bridge Street today.
Looking into the original 1903 wing.
Pictured on the far wall is the connection between the lobbies of both wings of the Colonial Theatre.
The original bank windows are visible from the Skywalk above the lobby, outside the Garden Suite. The Suite is fully accessible from a three-stop elevator.
The rooftop deck is visible through the Garden Suite windows.
This Garden Suite features projection equipment, a wetbar, and private restroom for rentals.
The Colonial’s new rooftop deck at dusk.
Renters can enjoy a completely private experience at the Colonial Theatre.
A view from the door of the Garden Suite, looking into the lobby.
At the top of the grand staircase, looking into the Bank Lobby. A 3-stop elevator makes the Garden Suite fully accessible.
Theatre 2 features 175 telescoping seats.
Theatre 2 spans two floors and is primarly used for film and children’s live concerts.
Theatre 2 features a stationary balcony level.
Seats can be pushed flat against the wall to reveal a space for varied rentals.
Intimate Theatre 3 features 63 plush velvet seats. The perfect respite for cinephiles!
A view opposite the Garden Suite, looking down from the mezzanine.
Another view from the Mezzanine, which will someday feature soft seating.
The lobby features flooring that simulates the Bank’s original marble, which did not cover the entire area.
The 30′ concession now serves wine and beer, along with traditional movie concessions.
Donors have named the popcorn machines, confectionary cases, and the stand itself.
This butler’s pantry connects the Concession to a full service Catering Kitchen.
Behind the scenes at the Concession stand.
Caterers can prep for events using new equipment.
New patron amenities include luxe restrooms in the lobby and lower level lobby.
Before: As the former Bank of Phoenixville and Daily Republican
Photo credit: Patrick Schuck
A drop ceiling was installed in the 1960s or 70s to improve energy costs.
This area is now the mezzanine of the Bank Building.
Newspapers in the Lower Level
Photographic equipment in the Phoenix
Boxes in the Rooftop Garden Suite
Office space in the Phoenix
Original Architectural Plans from Carnevale Eustis Architects
Bridge St. Level Architectural Plans
2nd Floor Architectural Plans
Lower level Architectural Plans
Artifacts Discovered during Construction
This plaque hung in the Bank lobby and will be returned following construction.
Groundbreaking Celebration & Public Campaign Launch: April 5, 2016
Photo credits: Charles Bartholomew
Special thanks to John Etherington for capturing video of the public groundbreaking.
17th Annual Blobfest ‘Blob on the Arts’ Campaign Promo
Special thanks to writer and director Paul Hartmann for conceiving of and realizing this Campaign promo.