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Address: 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone Number: +1 603-869-3422
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Description: Located in the heart of The White Mountains, the historic 300 seat...
Located in the heart of The White Mountains, the historic 300 seat Colonial Theatre originally opened in 1915. Today it presents world-class performing artists, independent and world cinema, and quality family entertainment from May-November. The Colonial Theatre is listed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.
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Renovated Colonial

Saw a movie here in the summer...most fun was talking to the manager and his daughter.....fun night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Saw a movie here in the summer...most fun was talking to the manager and his daughter.....fun night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stumbled across this Art Deco style theatre whilst visiting Bethlehem, New Hampshire in the US. The Front of house manager gave us a personal guided tour. Quaint and vital to the community with a wide range of events. Visit this Arty little town, have a great coffee across the road and then if your timing is right take a... More 

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This theater, presenting live performances in summer and cinema year round is an amazing asset to a small-town community, and deserves the support of every visitor to the region. It's often touted as the oldest operating movie house in the country--one that was rescued from an uncertain fate not long ago. Let's make sure it lasts for decades to come!

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

There's not that much going on in the North Country, which makes Bethlehem's volunteer-run Colonial Theatre all the more precious. This is a place to really enjoy a movie or live show: big clean screen, good projector, comfortable seats (with plenty of handicap options) and great sound! The concert series brings a critical dose of live music to the community.... More 

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Winthrop, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Just saw Bombino this past weekend! Amazing band, a beautiful and dark history that inspires me to be meaningful in all I do . . . and it all took place in a wonderful little theater in an honest homegrown town in the White Mtns of NH. This is what Art and History and Culture can produce - support it,... More 

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We saw a movie at the Colonial Theatre instead of a live act. We loved the theater but were so saddened that there were only a handful of us enjoying the historic movie theater. Perhaps a concert movie run on a Wednesday night isn't for everyone, but the price wasn't bad. Half of our group got in for 1/2 price... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We saw for the first time Ruthie Foster in concert. She was great! There were no bad seats in the hall. The sound was terrific. There was room to dance if you wanted to. We had a very fun evening. The tickets were so reasonably priced. We would go again when we return to NH.

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Intervale, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

also went to see Ruthie Foster, the venue was excellent, the show was awesome, a historic Theater in a historic town in the most beautiful White Mountains. My only disappointment was that the Town of Bethlehem rolls up the streets early, so not much to do downtown while waiting for the concert. Looked like there were many awesome shops to... More 

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to see Ruthie Foster in concert last night at the Colonial Theater in Bethlehem. It was OUTSTANDING!! We love this theater. The movies and concerts they have there are always very enjoyable and unique. They have a great snack bar and even serve wine--that's always a good thing! The only problem was the people behind us and to... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Colonial Theater is a throw back to the days when going to see a movie or a musical group was an event. There are blankets if you are chilly, there is beer and wine and popcorn with REAL butter. There is plenty of room (even to dance...yes last night's Ruthie Foster concert was filled with dancing and singing!!!). It... More 

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