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It was definitely not a 12 screen in the early 2000s. Worked here in 2004/2005, and although it was CALLED the Appletree 12, there were only 10 screens. They always had plans to add more, and changed the name before building the auditoriums.
Whether it has 12 now, I couldn’t tell you, as I haven’t been by in years, although I’m very glad to see it’s no longer an O'Neil Cinema.
The theatre has been closed for years. Known mostly as the North Conway Twin Theatre, or just the Twin.The Masonic Lodge was, and still is, active. They own the building, and the theatre space was rented. When they closed the theatre, the inside was stripped. Seats and everything were hauled out. The Masons use it as storage now, as near as you can tell from looking inside.
This theatre and the one located 2 miles south inside the Mall were owned by the same company, run by Boston Concessions Group for many years, DBA North Conway Cinema Limited Partnership.
It’s a shame, really, this one had to go. I worked here for almost 15 years, and grew up in it’s auditoriums watching thousands of movies, as I had family who worked here since the late 80s.
The marquee fell several years ago, and the white posts and small fence that are seen in the image above were added at that time. The sign is grandfathered, so they didn’t want to remove it.
I worked at this theatre from 1997 until 2010. One of the best jobs I ever had. Small, home-town theatre, first-run films. Personally, I still prefer seeing a movie in a multiplex like this than in a major chain that has been refurbed to include the recliners and all that jazz. Not beautiful, not luxurious – just a great theatre to see a movie and enjoy yourself.
Does anyone know when this was taken? The photo I uploaded is only 11 months after this was uploaded, and I can’t imagine that this was actually taken in 2012. If so, wow!