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The Colonial Theater, on Main Street in
downtown Laconia operated for 86 years. It was, at the
time "One of the handsomest play-houses to be found
in New England and far ahead of anything which the average
city of Laconia can boast, "reported the Laconia
Democrat in 1915, when the Colonial opened. It presented
movies and vaudeville shows, The World Premiere of "
Return To Peyton Place" and the music of John Phillip
Sousa. Today the theater is once again operating as a
Interesting Fact: The Colonial
Theater is said to be haunted. Reported incidents include:
Footsteps heard and lights go on and off, and doors open
and close when no one's around. Visitors get a strange
feeling that they should leave as soon as possible. A
figure of a man has been seen.
a list of other haunted places in New Hampshire here.
Courtesy of New
The Colonial Theater
is located on Main Street in downtown Laconia