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A Regional center for film and live entertainment every spring, summer and fall.

The Colonial has been renovated and re-equipped with state-of the art sound, projection and... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2019
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Hospitality Abounds

The volunteers at the Colonial Theater were both welcoming and helpful. As you looked around there... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Linda S
Warner, New Hampshire
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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 9 January 2019

The Colonial has been renovated and re-equipped with state-of the art sound, projection and lighting equipment to support nightly entertainment. Residents and visitors in the region have found this theater to be a well managed and friendly center of entertainment in a small community offering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephen D, Front Office Manager at Colonial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The volunteers at the Colonial Theater were both welcoming and helpful. As you looked around there were friends greeting friends. A couple of people were kind enough to strike up a conversation with us (we're pretty introverted). What a great venue. Thanks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had driven through Bethlehem many times over the years but had never been to this theatre. We were there for one of our favorites, folk singer/raconteur Greg Brown. The experience could not have been better. The volunteers running the series were super-friendly, the seating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephen D, General Manager at Colonial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing your at the theatre next season.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Since the renevation, this is an enjoyable venue. The aisles spacious and a fun evening for special events. The patio is a great place for drinks etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Shlomo E
Reviewed 15 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 13 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank quilt4cats
Reviewed 9 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2017
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12 July 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!