Colonial Theatre

95 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Colonial, it’s Card # 490. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo taken Feb. 1941. Condition is Good. The report says it opened about 1925, and is showing MGM films. There were 750 orchestra seats and 250 balcony seats.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I went to this theater around fall 1980 with my girlfriend Margaret while visiting the college in Keene.

I seem to remember the seats were wooden – no padding. And it was chilly. Glad to see it is still open and apparently thriving.

melvin on October 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

The Colonial will once again be presenting a Spooktacular on Sunday, October 30th at 3pm, with a 35mm screening of FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

Thanks Chuck,more great pictures.

TLSLOEWS on May 28, 2010 at 11:14 am

Nice photos of the Colonial.

tallboyyyy on October 27, 2008 at 11:13 am

Here are links to several new photos of the Colonial taken on October 13, 2008 on a recent trip to Keene. Here’s the front Marquee View link Here’s the nameplate at the top of the building View link Here’s a pic of a truck loading/unloading stuff at the backstage loading dock View link And here’s a pic of the back showing the upgraded heating/AC system View link

melvin on August 12, 2008 at 10:16 am

The Colonial will be screening a 35mm print of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES on October 30, 2008 as “The Colonial Theatre Spooktacular”:

SteveJKo on August 2, 2005 at 9:13 am

The Colonial Theatre is not Art Deco, it’s colonial revival.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 16, 2005 at 3:26 am

From the Historical Society of Cheshire Contry website:

“Charles C. Baldwin opened his Colonial Theatre on January 29, 1924, and celebrated the event by entertaining 6,000 people free in the new facility. The new theater caught on as a popular meeting place, as the Woman’s Club held their Washington’s Birthday celebration there in February.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 15, 2005 at 12:56 pm

There is a Scenic Theatre, 106 Main Street, Keene, NH listed in Film Daily Yearbooks 1941 and 1943 (800 seats) and in the 1950 edition seating is given as 657.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 15, 2005 at 12:45 pm

Was there a theatre in Keene named the Scenic?