Scenic Theatre

106 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431

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One of several movie theatres that operated in Keene at one time. The Scenic Theatre was operating prior to 1941, and continued until at least 1950. More information would be of interest.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 16, 2005 at 9:56 am

Here is a really not very good photo showing the Scenic in 1938 and taken in the time after a hurricane had rampaged through New England.

tallboyyyy
tallboyyyy on September 27, 2008 at 10:06 am

Here’s a better Picture of the Scenic. View link

friendinme
friendinme on June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

The Scenic was open until at least 1968. I went to a “horror” movie with some friends for my birthday when I was in junior high.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

This 1940 photo montage has lots of ultra-rare views of New England cinemas. Please pass it along to those with interest: Boxoffice

davidhadlock
davidhadlock on September 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I went regularly to the Scenic in Keene throughout the 60’s. It always showed family type movies such as Disney films. I have many fond memories of the place.

GunnyUSMC
GunnyUSMC on November 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

This was one of the theaters a kid back in the 40’s and 50’s could go and see a double feature cowboy movie,serial, newsreel and what was showing next for 12 cents popcorn 10 cents and be in there most all of Sat afternoon.It was a great time. dipie7

TaxiManSteve
TaxiManSteve on February 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Across the street from the Colonial Theatre… My dad took me down to see the remains after the fire… I never saw a film there, but imagine it was similar to the Ogunquite (Maine) Playhouse in ambiance… I’ve been told it segregated people of color to the balcony upstairs ( with teenagers ) but I have never been able to prove it. The Eagle Hotel seen in a link would also succumb to fire shortly thereafter. Today nondescript brick faced cinder block stores have replaced both the Scenic and the Eagle Hotel.

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