State Theater

South Main Street,
Rochester, NH 03867

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The Colonial Theater is listed in the Film Daily Yearbook, 1950 edition (but not in 1941 or 1943 editions) so could have opened in the mid-to-late 1940’s. In later years it was known as the State Theater.

I have no other information on this theater.

Contributed by Charles Dean

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tallboyyyy
tallboyyyy on September 22, 2008 at 11:14 pm

This is an old postcard of South Main St in Rochester. I’m not sure but I believe that the Colonial is shown on the left. View link

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 25, 2010 at 11:25 am

There is a short item in Boxoffice Magazine for July 16, 1949 which says that the Colonial in Rochester has been refurbished and renamed State Theatre and was due to reopen on July 15, 1949. This date conflicts with info above which indicates that the Colonial name lasted into the 1950s.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

In the 1942-43 edition of the Motion Picture Almanac, the Interstate Theatre Corp. of Boston is listed as operating both the Colonial and the Scenic theaters in Rochester NH. Interstate is also listed as the operator in the 1949 Boxoffice Mag. article mentioned above.

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