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Address: 2050 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4945
Phone Number: +1 603-869-3422
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Located in the heart of The White Mountains, the historic 300 seat Colonial...

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-October. The Colonial is listed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

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The theatre is everything that Bethlehem NH is about - has great acts, it's artistic, it's eclectic, it's a ton of fun, and it's the best place to see a show. theatre is small so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had made a trip to Mount Washington for the day to get away from the Boston heat wave, and stayed the night in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. In driving through town, noticed the Colonial Theater. When we checked into the Wayside Inn, I picked up a flyer of shows, and there was one scheduled for that night. Although I'd never... More 

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The theatre is everything that Bethlehem NH is about - has great acts, it's artistic, it's eclectic, it's a ton of fun, and it's the best place to see a show. theatre is small so there's not a bad seat in the house. Drinks are cheap. Bottled water is free. Blankets are available for those chilly nights, and everyone always... More 

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Modernized for comfort and technology, The Colonial, presents a wonderful film and live entertainment to compete with metropolitan theaters. Great refreshments to compliment great presentation. When visiting the northern reaches of New Hampshire in the spring, summer or fall, don't miss the Colonial. Great resturants abound, one right across the street.

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This theater may be the oldest continual running in the country. They have a multitude number of diverse events: art movies; little known, but excellent, movies; events and films in cooperation with local and regional not-for-profit organizations; live acts and music; and many more.They present cultural events and and some events are no charge. (Though, donations may be accepted for... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

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

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Burlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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!

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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 

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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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.

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