Magnet Theatre

15 Sullivan Street,
Claremont, NH 03743

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Magnet Theatre

The Magnet Theatre was open in 1930 with seating listed at 925 seats. It was owned by Sharby Theatres. The Magnet Theatre was in operation until March 1977 when it suffered damage from a fire and was demolished.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

The Magnet in Claremont is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as part of Sharby Theatres, Fred Sharby, of Keene NH. Sharby also ran at that time the Tremont Theatre in Claremont.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 28, 2015 at 12:13 am

The Magnet Theatre building suffered a fire in March, 1977, according to this page from the Claremont Firefighters Association. There are no details, and the two photos were taken from down the block, but it looks to have been a significant fire and it probably led to the demolition of the building.

melvin on March 3, 2021 at 1:29 pm

Correct. The building was demolished after the fire, and there’s a gap in that block where it used to be. What was once the basement has been a small parking area since the late 70s.

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