North Conway Twin Theater

2627 White Mountain Highway,
North Conway, NH 03860

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robboehm on March 15, 2021 at 9:58 am

I found information on the life of Leon Bolduc, who was active in the development of Conway, NH, that he opened the North Conway Theatre in the Masonic building in 1930.

thatmovieguy on September 2, 2016 at 11:43 am

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.

bicyclereporter on August 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

When i biked by last week, i saw the Masonic symbol and there were the last movies on the marquee. i’ll have to check my camera.

the marquee pic on this googlemaps image is from ‘08 i believe. that was a pacino film.

rivest266 on December 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

This has closed according to its website.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 30, 2009 at 1:30 am

A movie house called the Masonic Theatre was located upstairs in the Masonic Block in North Conway. It burned in 1930. The North Conway apparently replaced the Masonic Theatre, either in the same building, repaired, or in a new building, that same year. I had Boxoffice references for all this, but my browser crashed and lost the post, and I don’t feel like looking it all up again.

The Masonic symbol seen on the building in the photos Lost Memory linked to above show that theater and temple still shared a building long after the fire. The building looks fairly old (though New Englanders have long had a habit of building new buildings in the colonial revival style) so my guess would be that it’s the building that burned in 1930 and it was repaired. I have no idea how long the Masonic Theatre had operated before the 1930 fire, but the name North Conway Theatre definitely dates from 1930.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbooks from at least 1941 as the North Conway Theater with a seating capacity given as 760.