Pierce Hall

38 Main Street,
Rochester, VT 05767

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

They recently restored one of those old, colorful, painted drop curtains which were very common in theaters a hundred or more years ago. Somewhere on-line I read a posting (I can’t find it now) written by a woman who mentions some of her visits to Pierce Hall in the 1950s and 60s. She lists some of the popular movies she saw there, plus some stage shows: magic shows, kids shows, country music shows, etc.

robboehm on June 20, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Uploaded two photos from the Pierce site. The exterior shows the new elevator tower under construction, the interior from way back when.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for Pierce Hall; it’s Card # 586. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo taken May 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says it was opened in 1920 (actually 1916) and was showing MGM movies. There were 350 seats on the main floor and 100 in the balcony. The 1940 population was 1,100.