Latchis Theatre

51-61 Pleasant Street,
Claremont, NH 03743

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A classic old-style theatre built by the Latchis chain, which also owned other theatres in Vermont and New Hampshire. Built sometime in the late-1920’s, this theatre operated at least until 1980, but probably closed some years after that.

Now closed, but the front part of the building looks in good condition as of 2009 photos – entrance is not boarded up. However, the facade is all that remains, the auditorium has been demolished.

Contributed by David A. Litterer

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

In the 1942-43 edition of the Motion Picture Almanac, the Latchis in Claremont is, not surprisingly!, listed as part of the Peter D. Latchis theater circuit of Brattleboro VT. Latchis ran 14 theaters at that time, in NH, VT and MA.

TaxiManSteve
TaxiManSteve on February 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

Visited this theater, shortly before the “house” was demolished for a parking lot, as a reporter for a small weekly. Those touting demolition made their case. The interior was damp and had fungi and suffered water damage. The former owner dropped by during the press conference. He was none too popular with the citizenry present… As the Claremont Opera house is still hosting live acts at the city center, this theater was considered surplus in an industrial city that has seen better days. A parking lot replaced the “house.”

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