A Walk through Keene's History
Coming up on your right is the Colonial Theater, with its flashing lights over the entrance. Have a good look, then continue walking along Main Street while you hear about it.
This theater was first designed for Charles Baldwin and built in 1923. Later it was sold to the Latchis family and became an important place for cultural events. The Colonial showed classic films, and had live entertainment like vaudeville acts and performances by opera stars. This theater is one of the area's last examples of the grand movie houses of Hollywood's golden years. Today, the Colonial Theater has live performances and shows films.
Cross Emerald Street and continue along Main Street.