Battle To Save Colonial Theatre Launches Story/Photo Campaign

The Boston community and theatre world exploded last year when it was revealed Emerson College planned to destroy the historic Colonial Theatre by turning the venue into a dining hall for the college. Students complained, the faculty voted against it and most importantly, the theatre world said we can do better than this. With a new year now underway, the fight to save Boston’s historic Colonial Theatre not only continues but is more important than ever as a decision about the theater’s fate lies in the hands of Emerson College. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at a new series, created by Save The Colonial, featuring stories and photos from Boston’s Colonial Theatre!


The Story Belonging To This Photo: “I first worked the Colonial Theatre in 1993. I loaded in the Tommy set as a carpenter. Long days and long nights followed, and I finally got my paycheck and bought tickets to see this fantastic show. At some point during the February load out in a snow storm, I was asked to go and work on the fly floor. It was then that I knew what I wanted to do.” – Jon Cooper, Colonial Theatre Flyman

Luner on Theatre will continue to share the new story and photo campaign recently launched by The Save The Colonial Group! We’re looking forward to not only bringing you photos of this historic theatre but also first hand stories from those who have worked there and experienced its magic first hand. Our fight to save Boston’s Colonial Theatre is still only beginning. Thank you to Save The Colonial for allowing us to share these stories and photos with our audience! Of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 


One comment

  • Thank you so much for keeping this important matter alive. Saving the Colonial was what brought me to your site in the first place. Please continue to follow this, as a decision is due shortly from Emerson College. Bill Foreman

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