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JohnElwood commented about Peterborough Community Theatre on Jan 30, 2013 at 6:57 am

Having trouble with digital conversion:

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130130/NEWHAMPSHIRE01/130139965

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JohnElwood commented about Maplewood Theatre on Jan 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Remember or hear family tales about the Maplewood Theater’s glory days? The Durand Hedden House and Garden Association wants to hear from you! In preparation for a forthcoming exhibit, Durand Hedden is collecting pictures, ephemera, and anecdotes about the Maplewood Theater’s 86 year run. Did you happen snap a Polaroid when Ghostbusters was playing? Found something on eBay you want to share with the world? Even as much as an old ticket stub, we want it! Stories and memories are also welcome. Contact or 973-763-7712 to help make this exhibit a success.

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JohnElwood commented about Wilton Town Hall Theatre on Dec 27, 2012 at 4:33 am

Another article on 100th birthday. (The building is even older)

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20121227/NEWHAMPSHIRE01/121229400

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JohnElwood commented about Center Theatre on Nov 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

If you want to see some great photos of this place, find a library with a copy of American Architect December 1932. It has a multi page spread from when it was still the RKO Roxy. Lots of great detail shots of things like the ashtrays, drinking fountains, and various lounges.

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JohnElwood commented about Ioka Theater on Nov 29, 2011 at 5:03 am

The IOKA will be auctioned on Thursday!

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20111129-NEWS-111290319

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JohnElwood commented about Maplewood Theatre on Nov 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I posted some pictures including a handbill from 1936, some exterior shots from 60’s/70’s, an interior shot from about 5 years ago (Manager let me pop a ceiling tile and shoot the original ceiling)… and best of all, Bill Bojangles Robinson on stage in the 1940’s. Yes, that is Mr. Bojangles, and the show is “The Hot Mikado”. Glory days of the Maplewood Theater were the early 40’s that’s for sure.

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JohnElwood commented about Weirs Drive-In on Nov 26, 2002 at 7:54 am

Screen 3 was recently raised by 10 feet to accomdate today’s larger vehicles! Now who saw that coming?

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JohnElwood commented about Cine 1 & 2 on Nov 22, 2002 at 5:38 pm

Someone had the forethought to save a chunk of this theater… a massive head which is now on the campus of St. Anselm college, in nearby Goffstown NH. A rough replica of the marquee is in the Manchester Historic Society’s new millyard Museum. Manchester misses this one.