BELFAST — The Colonial Theatre, 163 High St., is sharing 10 days of free movies to celebrate the 27-plus years that owners Mike Hurley and Therese Bagnardi have been at the helm. Thirty-six previously released titles in 71 screenings fill out this retirement finale from Friday, Sept. 9, to Sunday, Sept. 18.

The Colonial Theatre announces a pause in operations effective Sept. 18 while the search and transition to new owners go forward. From Sept. 19 until new owners take over, the theatre will not host live events or show movies. Hurley and Bagnardi look forward to handing over the baton to the next caregivers.

“The Colonial Theatre has been at the heart of Belfast for 110 years. It will continue to be in the future,” Hurley said. “We know there will be a next act soon and we’re excited to see the new vision. Belfast is a thriving vibrant city on the move, and Belfast can count on the Colonial Theatre being part of its future.”

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