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Hospitality Abounds

The volunteers at the Colonial Theater were both welcoming and helpful. As you looked around there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Linda S
Warner, New Hampshire
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Entertainment gem hidden in plain sight in the middle of the White Mountains

We had driven through Bethlehem many times over the years but had never been to this theatre. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The historic Colonial Theatre originally opened in 1915 and is the oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the United States. Now, after a series of renovations and improvements, the 300-seat Colonial offers state-of-the-art digital...more
2050 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4945
+1 603-869-3422
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The volunteers at the Colonial Theater were both welcoming and helpful. As you looked around there were friends greeting friends. A couple of people were kind enough to strike up a conversation with us (we're pretty introverted). What a great venue. Thanks.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had driven through Bethlehem many times over the years but had never been to this theatre. We were there for one of our favorites, folk singer/raconteur Greg Brown. The experience could not have been better. The volunteers running the series were super-friendly, the seating...More

Thank MarkInLamoine
Stephen D, General Manager at Colonial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing your at the theatre next season.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Since the renevation, this is an enjoyable venue. The aisles spacious and a fun evening for special events. The patio is a great place for drinks etc.

Thank rossv216
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We love old movie theaters and artsy films that don't play at other larger venues. We were not disappointed for we went to see the Mr. Rogers' movie that we could not find playing anywhere near our home.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Steep Canyon Rangers performed, the sound was beautiful, physically moving through me and the appreciative and joyful crowd.

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 25 October 2017

During our recent vacation in the White Mountains area we visited this lovely place two evenings in a row. Watching a film there, while tucked up with a blanket courtesy of the place, is really a unique experience! As a matter of fact, the second...More

Thank Shlomo E
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Colonial Theater is located in a sweet little village which is decorated beautifully for summer. It boasts of being the longest running theater in the USA - lovely place!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Check out the schedule as it changes frequently and you don't want to miss a film you might not otherwise see! In the winter, they pass out fleece blankets to keep you warm! Cozy!

Thank quilt4cats
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Went to see the Steep Canyon Rangers last week. We had a great time. You can get there a little early and have a cold drink on the outside patio. Very enjoyable!

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We saw Richard Thompson here. There's a bar with beer and wine. Acoustics were very good. Place is cute and comfortable. It could use more bathrooms but I heard that is being planned.

Thank Penny N
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13 July 2018|
Response from Stephen D | Property representative |
The theatre is fully handicap accessible for both audience and performers, but not air conditioned – we have natural air conditioning up here in the mountains on most nights!