Scenic Theatre

North Main Street,
Central Square,
Rochester, NH 03867

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Scenic Theatre

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The Scenic Theatre was located on North Main Street at Central Square in Rochester and was opened in 1912. In 1945, according to that year’s Film Daily Yearbook, it was open and seated 600. In 1950, the seating capacity was given as 975.

In June 2007, plans were proposed to convert the building into an entertainment center.

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teecee
teecee on August 31, 2005 at 2:22 am

A Wurlitzer organ, opus 1682, was installed in this theater on 7/27/1927.

crownx
crownx on September 9, 2005 at 9:26 am

I believe Interstate Theaters out of Boston operated the Scenic for many years. in the 50's60’s & 70’s.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 15, 2008 at 11:02 am

The Scenic is listed in the 1942-43 edition of the Motion Picture Almanac as part of the Interstate Theatre Corp. of Boston. Interstate also ran the Colonial (a.k.a. State) Theatre in Rochester.

tallboyyyy
tallboyyyy on September 19, 2008 at 10:13 am

It appears as though the Scenic may be rising from the dust. See the news story here View link

tallboyyyy
tallboyyyy on September 19, 2008 at 10:36 am

here is a 1940’s postcard pic. View link

tallboyyyy
tallboyyyy on September 27, 2008 at 9:54 am

Here’s a more current news story from Thursday September 25, 2008 discussing the plans for the future as well as an interview with previous and current owners of the theater. View link

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