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Great Entertainment Value and Unique

We love old movie theaters and artsy films that don't play at other larger venues. We were not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol R
Wonderful Sound and Crowd

The Steep Canyon Rangers performed, the sound was beautiful, physically moving through me and the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Kathy F
West Burke, Vermont
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The historic Colonial Theatre originally opened in 1915 and is the oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the United States. Now, after a series of renovations and improvements, the 300-seat Colonial offers state-of-the-art digital...more
2050 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4945
+1 603-869-3422
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love old movie theaters and artsy films that don't play at other larger venues. We were not disappointed for we went to see the Mr. Rogers' movie that we could not find playing anywhere near our home.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Steep Canyon Rangers performed, the sound was beautiful, physically moving through me and the appreciative and joyful crowd.

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed October 25, 2017

During our recent vacation in the White Mountains area we visited this lovely place two evenings in a row. Watching a film there, while tucked up with a blanket courtesy of the place, is really a unique experience! As a matter of fact, the second...More

Thank Shlomo E
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The Colonial Theater is located in a sweet little village which is decorated beautifully for summer. It boasts of being the longest running theater in the USA - lovely place!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Check out the schedule as it changes frequently and you don't want to miss a film you might not otherwise see! In the winter, they pass out fleece blankets to keep you warm! Cozy!

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Went to see the Steep Canyon Rangers last week. We had a great time. You can get there a little early and have a cold drink on the outside patio. Very enjoyable!

Thank Bill K
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We saw Richard Thompson here. There's a bar with beer and wine. Acoustics were very good. Place is cute and comfortable. It could use more bathrooms but I heard that is being planned.

Thank Penny N
Reviewed June 13, 2017

The Colonial Theatre must be a stop for anyone traveling through the White Mountains. There is always a variety of events including live music, classic movies, plays, and even kids events. Ticket prices are fair, there are great snacks/drinks, and a wide selection of adult...More

Thank mikadickinson
Stephen D, General Manager at Colonial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thank you for such a great review!

Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Great local color and hospitality (often staffed with volunteers from the community). The colonial has a sophisticated and carefully crafted music and film offering every Summer. It is also a host theater for The Manhattan Short Film Festival.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the Colonial for five years now. And for five years I have taken our historic, private theater for granted. How many evenings have I finished a quiet meal at home, not ready for bed but also unwilling to sit up and...More

Thank TravelingOften4Food
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July 12, 2018|
Response from Stephen D | Property representative |
The theatre is fully handicap accessible for both audience and performers, but not air conditioned – we have natural air conditioning up here in the mountains on most nights!