Clement Theater

Broadway,
Dover, NH 03820

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Another photo that I came across is the Clement Theater in Dover, N.H. (Click the link below for photo)

Any further information on the Clement Theater would be appreciated.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 2:23 am

There are recollections from locals on one site that recall the Clement as the Uptown, also as the Broadway. I was going to add the Uptown/Broadway as a new theater, but perhaps it should simply be an aka. Lloyd Bridgham Theaters was the operator of the Uptown in the early sixties.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 2:25 am

I should have mentioned that the Uptown’s address was 4 Broadway, Dover NH.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 14, 2009 at 7:36 pm

The MGM Theatre reports of May 1941 list 3 movie theaters in Dover NH, the Strand, the State and the Broadway. So “Broadway” must have been the name in 1941.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 14, 2009 at 7:53 pm

In 1930, two theaters are listed for Dover. The Strand and the Orpheum. In 1935 there are three theaters listed for Dover. The Strand, Orpheum and Broadway. I wish that the photo above had a date. I don’t think that the Clement is the same theater as any of the later theaters. It might have been an early silent theater only.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 14, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Lost- that photo shows a really old theater, perhaps from the 19th century. In the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide, there is a Clement Opera House in Berlin NH run by one F. Clement. Possibly, Mr. Clement opened a theater with his name on it in Dover, later. In the same Guide there is a City Opera House in Dover, but Mr. Clement was not associated with it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Someone on this site mentions that it was hot in the Clement Theater during the summer. I wonder how old the person is that wrote that comment. it’s possible that the Clement Theater survived into the 1920s which would make that person over 80 years old.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 9, 2009 at 6:42 am

I can’t find the Clement mentioned in Boxoffice or any of its predecessors. The place must have closed.

If somebody wants to add the Broadway Theatre in Dover, the April 6, 1946, issue of Boxoffice said it had burned down on November 4, 1945, and was being rebuilt. However, when the new theater on the Broadway’s site opened it was named the Uptown. Lloyd Bridgham was the owner of both houses.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Photo at bottom of this page shows the auditorium of the Broadway Theatre circa 1937: Boxoffice

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