57 S. Main Street,
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Nugget Theaters (Official)
Firms: Orcutt & Marston
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Colonial Revival
Previous Names: Nugget Theater
The Nugget Theater located near Dartmouth College opened in 1951. This theater replaced a prior Nugget Theater that opened in 1916 and was destroyed by fire in 1944. The original Nugget Theater was located near E. Wheelock Street & S. Main Street, which is approximately two blocks away from the current theater site.
The Nugget Theater was designed by architectural firm Orcutt & Marston and was built and operated by Hanover Improvement Society. The seating capacity at opening was for 895, all on a single level. It became a twin screen theatre on September 22, 1972. On May 25, 1997 it was enlarged to four screens.
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