Turn Hall Theatre

69 North Street,
Manchester, CT 06040

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Turn Hall

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This neighborhood theater is located a few miles from the town center and about half a mile from the main drags. You’re in a neighborhood and don’t expect a theater and just when you’re in sight of Union Pond, it’s on your right at the end of the street. It’s currently a bar/pub called Kelly’s Pub and judging by the size of it, was a one-screener. There’s a bar in front, a sign in the window of the former auditorium that it’s a banquet hall and the stage door below the end of the auditorium on the left is a pub. I arrived just before they opened and didn’t have time to go in.

The front has vertical grey siding. The sides are brick and the auditorium has a faux stucco at the foundation and grey shingles above. The front of the auditorium above the former lobby (is it called a storey?) has three little steps on each side and a top step (like a step pyramid).

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 1, 2008 at 2:29 am

“judging by the size of it, was a one-screener”

This place hasn’t been a movie theater since the silent era – they were all single screeners back then!

It has also been used as a basketball court. I believe that in recent months they have begun using the theater for live productions again for the first time in awhile.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Here’s the article that mentions that it was used for movies – http://articles.courant.com/2003-04-11/news/0304112293_1_polish-hall-home-basketball-north-street

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