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301-5054 Colonial Theatre

Colonial Theatre
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/19/2003

NRHP Listing Date 05/19/2003

NPS property number 03000448

Colonial Theatre (South Hill, Mecklenburg County) is an impressive three–story commercial brick building that was constructed by Gilbert A. Saunders in 1925. Colonial Theatre was built to house live entertainment, including vaudeville and musical productions, and later, silent movies and modern motion pictures. The interior features ceramic tile floors, wood paneling, and pressed metal ceilings. The original metal seats survive. The building housed the post office on the ground floor and offices and a Masonic meeting room on the upper floors. The building has been vacant for many years, but has been bought by the South Hill Community Development Association, Inc., with plans to return it to community use.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018