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Address: 2050 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574
Phone Number: +1 603-869-3422
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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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Colonial Theater gets better year after year

Hats off to the Friends of the Colonial and staff. An intimate concert venue and excellent film selection, the Colonial is a gem in the White Mountains.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Hats off to the Friends of the Colonial and staff. An intimate concert venue and excellent film selection, the Colonial is a gem in the White Mountains.

Thank kdubyaNH
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A wonderful venue for indie movies, classics, and special events. Don't miss the homemade popcorn!!!

Thank Alan G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Saw Gaelic Storm perform here. Excellent venue! I second the "Fabulous Find" review in all aspects - Great seating, every seat is a great view, wonderful sound, easy parking and the staff was great. Helpful and interesting to talk to. We live about 3 hours away and are definitely going to be returning for other events. The town of Bethlehem... More 

Thank Robert S
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lovely old theatre venue celebrating their 100th year in business! Saw Gaelic Storm performance. Excellent. Very friendly staff of volunteers, excellent acoustics, comfortable seats, lots of leg room. On street parking. No problem finding a space. Will definitely go back!

1 Thank Elisrun09
New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I feel so lucky that this theatre is here in Bethlehem and have taken advantage of the entertainment it offers many times. Dar Williams, Solas, Carolina Chocolate Drops played here in years past and soon the band Gaelic Storm will. There is not a bad seat in the place! It also features movie nights and it's really nice to be... More 

Thank Roxanne G
Lancaster, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We feel so fortunate to have the Colonial Theatre so close by! They offer a terrific mix of films and music for those of us living up here in the White Mountain region - and for visitors as well.

Thank travelingtealee
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank washashore
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

2 Thank Cazza02
Princeton and Charlottesville
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109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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!

1 Thank CavalierJCS
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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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 

1 Thank JackiSue

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