karlub has not voted in the 2014 Philly HOT LIST.
The other "indie" theaters in our area are predictably committed to whatever is popular amongst "indie" theater types nationally.
The Colonial has its own vision and charm, and does it all without the in-crowd support of major corporations and foundations. If you really like independent theater, this is your place. If you like "corporate independent", vote for someone else.
Inventory volume should not be a criteria when you can get almost everything on the internet.
Fact is, there is no bookstore in our area with a better ambiance, or more helpful staff, and precious few with a similar commitment to fostering community.
karlub has not cast any votes in the 2014 Philly HOT LIST.