Majestic Theatre

36 Main Street,
Conway, NH 03818

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Majestic Theatre (Official)

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Functions: Live Theatre, Movies, Performing Arts

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 603.447.4737

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The Majestic Theatre was opened in 1931. It was closed in 2005 when the building was gutted by fire. In 2015 it was taken over by Mountain Top Music Center, and renovation work began and were completed by 2021 and is in use as a music school and other businesses. It now also serves as a multiple art venue, featuring music, theatre, film and social events.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 6, 2007 at 4:39 pm

Here are photos taken after the fire in April 2005:
http://tinyurl.com/ynxdlq

rivest266
rivest266 on December 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Website is closed, is the theatre also closed?

yaron
yaron on June 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm

what is there website?

bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on August 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

biked by this the other day. looked like it was back in time. the stagehouse is nothing to die for. Conway is a quiet town, as i came down the Kanc en route to Fryeburg. North Conway is where all the action is. I have pix.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Facebook page for this theatre has been removed. Website does not have any listings. Closed?

ConwayMajestic
ConwayMajestic on May 8, 2015 at 12:47 am

The Majestic Theatre has been purchased by Mountain Top Music Center and will be renovated.

Read about the project at: www.mountaintopmusic.org/majestic

Here is a feature article which details the story and plans, from the Conway Daily Sun (April 2015): http://www.conwaydailysun.com/newsx/local-news/120193-mountain-top-s-majestic-future-community-music-school-purchases-historic-building

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Majestic, it’s Card # 480. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo taken May 1941. Condition is Good. The report says that it opened in 1935, but someone crossed that out and wrote in “1930-31”. It was showing MGM films, and had 480 seats. The 1940 population was 3,600.

schmauch
schmauch on July 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm

I was the main projectionist at the Majestic during my high school years in the late 70s/early 80s. My uncle Jon Hively, who still lives in the area (and recently published a book about his years working on the Cog Railway) was instrumental in re-opening the theater back then. He taught me how to run the Simplex projectors, which of course were lit with rectifier powered carbon arc lamps. It was a great experience for me, and looking back, somewhat of a privilege. I made about $25/per show, which was spent immediately later in the evening, usually at Horsefeathers where I’d meet up with friends. In the winter there could be 5 people in the house. It was nearly impossible to heat the place, and I wondered how the fuel bill could possible be paid out of the meager receipts. The manager, Rob George, and I would shovel the snow off of the stage roof. In the summer I remember an occasional full house, which I think was about 400. The screening of “The In-laws” was one such time.
So many great stories and memories!

spectrum
spectrum on March 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm

Corrected link to the official website:

http://www.conwaymajestic.com/

spectrum
spectrum on March 20, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Looks like the Majestic is open, according to their Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/conwaymajestic/

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