Colonial Theatre (Bethlehem, New Hampshire)

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Colonial Theatre
The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NH.jpg
Colonial Theatre as featured on a 1920 postcard
Location Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Coordinates 44°16′48″N 71°41′25″W / 44.28000°N 71.69028°W / 44.28000; -71.69028Coordinates: 44°16′48″N 71°41′25″W / 44.28000°N 71.69028°W / 44.28000; -71.69028
Built 1915
Architectural style(s) Art Deco style
Designated April 29, 2002[1]
Colonial Theatre (Bethlehem, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Colonial Theatre (Bethlehem, New Hampshire)
Location of Colonial Theatre in New Hampshire

The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, New Hampshire is a historic movie theater built in 1915. It was designed in what has been called an art deco style[2] (although it predates that period) by Tampa, Florida architect Francis J. Kennard.[3]

The Colonial Theatre is located at 2050 Main Street and is one of the town's most famous landmarks. It was established in 1914 by Karl Abbott and opened to the public in 1915 with a showing of Cecil B. DeMille's Girls of the Golden West. The theatre included an electrically-lighted marquee.[4]


  1. ^ "New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places". New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Retrieved 03-12-2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Colonial Theatre Cinema Tour
  3. ^ Colonial Theatre Cinema Treasures
  4. ^ Things to do in Bethlehem

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