Halcyon Theatre

154 Main Street,
Colebrook, NH 03576

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Halcyon Theatre

The Halcyon Theatre was opened in 1912. It was upstairs on the second floor of the building, above a garage. It was closed in 1938.

A Family Dollar store operates in the former garage part of the building. It is not known what use there is for the second floor theatre part.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm

The Cinema Data Project provides this web page about the Halcyon Theatre. It gives the opening year as 1912. The Halcyon was an upstairs theater with a large stage and dressing rooms. The page says that “[i]n 1991 the Halcyon is upstairs in the Prescott Farms Supermarket building. Pressed tin or decorated ceiling still visible, slanted floor still there.”

Looking at the building from the side in Google street view, a large upper floor without windows can be seen. I can’t think of any reason why a modern building would have such a structure put on it, so this must be the original building, with the long-closed Halcyon Theatre still marooned atop it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

“Drive” Google Street View south and turn right on Park Street for an excellent view of the south side and the back of the building. That upstairs structure is certainly old. I suspect that the Halcyon might have had its stage in the boxy structure at the Main Street end of the building and at least part of the auditorium under the gabled roof seen from Park Street.

The ground floor has been expanded at some point, probably more than once. This vintage photo from the Penobscot Maritime Museum shows that the Halcyon once had a three-story classical revival front set back from Main Street. At the time the photo was taken there was an automobile agency on the ground floor. The modern ground floor is considerably wider and extends all the way to the street. The gabled section of the building has also been widened, with the gable extended downward on the south side and a combination of flat and shed roof along the north side.

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