Playhouse Theater

9 Essex Street,
Andover, MA 01810

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Originally built as a train station, the Colonial Theatre was the first movie house in Andover.

By 1941 it had been renamed Playhouse Theater, and continued through to at least 1950.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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jimroy
jimroy on March 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Hmm, I didn’t see this entry and added this theater again. I have it operational as late as 1967. I remember seeing the movie “Is Paris Burning?” there as a kid.

jimroy
jimroy on March 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

If I remember correctly, it was located in the town center on Essex St behind the Memorial Library and today the site is occupied by an expansion in the rear of the library.

cerebus50
cerebus50 on April 15, 2011 at 1:27 am

First movie house in Andover was the Wonderland, which opened in 1909. It was located around the corner from the Colonial, next to the Musgrove building at the beginning of Elm street. I think it is now Indria Hair Salon

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