Vitaphone Theatre

1182 Elm Street,
Manchester, NH 03101

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Site of Vitaphone Theatre in June 2013

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Opened as the Eagle Theatre in January 1916. By 1941 it had been renamed Vitaphone Theatre and was listed as (Closed). Still listed as (Closed) in 1943, it probably never reopened as it had gone from listings by 1950. Theatre auditorium sat empty and unused for decades, with the lobby/entrance converted to a storefront. Site now occupied by Manchester Place luxury apartments.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm

The Eagle Theatre is listed at 1182 Elm Street in the 1920 Manchester City Directory.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm

The January 22, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the new Eagle Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire, had opened the previous week. Reports of the Secretary of State of New Hampshire for the year 1915 had this item about the Eagle Theatre Company:

“‘Eagle Theatre Company,’ Manchester. Capital stock, $4,500;. par value, $100. Object: To operate theatres and deal in real estate. Incorporators: P. K. Brown, S. H. Brown, Hertel Pariseau, Tancride Pariseau, and J. E. Charbonneau, all of Manchester. Date of record, January 22, 1915. Capital stock increased $3,000. Date of record, March 16, 1915. Further increased $7,500 July 19, 1915.”
The March 24, 1915, issue of Engineering and Contracting said that contracts for the construction of the Eagle Theatre would be let on April 3. The building was designed by local architect Wilfrid E. Provost.

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