Colonial Theater

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 29 January 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Colonial Theater is in Ellsworth, ME. I have no idea why they have an elephant on their roof, but my general like of marquees and the bright colors of their building compelled me to take this shot despite the blah sky and the hanging wire.

SONY DSLR-A700 1/50 second F/10.0 ISO 500 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

Don't look now, but there's an elephant on the roof!!! What a fun photo!

29 Jan 2013 3:23pm

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

Ici on ne trouve plus de vieux cinéma de ce type,c'est dommage,toute une époque.Nostalgie.

29 Jan 2013 4:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A strong street shot that easily overcomes the wire and that sky. The elephant is a hoot! There must be a story about it. Strong ST shot.

29 Jan 2013 4:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Harry! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting the other day - I really appreciate that. Sorry I did not respond right at the time - I get going a million different directions (well, at least two or three) quite often and don't get back to answering folks - very sorry. This really IS an interesting building and a cool shot - I kinda like the elephant :-) He's different and for some reason, theose colors seem to really work with the old fellow up there :-) Thanks again for teh visit - I will try to keep up with you next time :-) All the Best, sir - Denny Jump

29 Jan 2013 6:40pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the colors of this place - and I kind of like the elephant too.

29 Jan 2013 7:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great pastel colors in the facade! And I love how the reflection of the crosswalk on the glass doors adds some depth to this composition. Happy ST!

29 Jan 2013 7:24pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Its one of those wonderful shots of real life. Glad you saw it!

29 Jan 2013 7:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!

29 Jan 2013 8:53pm

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

An interesting building, including painting the exterior. The elephant is not to be overlooked, and an interesting eye-catcher. I like your blog.

29 Jan 2013 9:56pm

Aly from Drente, Netherlands

Nice pastel colors.
Beautiful reflections of the zebra crossing.

29 Jan 2013 10:05pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Very retro. Is the theater still in operation?

30 Jan 2013 2:01am

@Julie L. Brown: I took the photo in fall of 2011, and thise were current movies being advertised.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

The color combination is very interesting!

30 Jan 2013 5:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing ! I found here why the elephant sit on the roof of the theater

30 Jan 2013 9:30am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot

30 Jan 2013 12:26pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice

30 Jan 2013 12:51pm