We are excited to announce that The Colonial will kick off its 2021 Season in June.  While we are eager to welcome audiences back into the theatre, The Colonial’s traditional May opening has been postponed. In place of regular programming, we will present a wide variety of outdoor events in partnership with local businesses, creatives, and nonprofits in the White Mountain Region.

The Colonial has been able to weather the pandemic because of outstanding support from our community. It is impossible to overstate how truly thankful we are for that support and confidence in The Colonial. Thank you!

Our Outdoor Line-up and Special Programming includes:

Science on Screen® The Colonial Theatre is proud to announce the award of a Science on Screen grant from The Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Science on Screen grants support science education at nonprofit art house theaters by fostering creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. In partnership with White Mountain Science, Inc. (WMSI), The Colonial is developing a Spring 2021 Science on Screen speaker series and film screening line-up that will take place outdoors on Thursdays in June and July. Stay tuned for speaker announcements and event details.

REEL Outdoors & Anniversary Classics Film Series The Colonial Theatre will bring two of its most popular films series, REEL Outdoors and Anniversary Classics, outdoors for free! Watch for dates and times this June and July in a variety of locations in Bethlehem, Franconia, and Littleton.

Fourth of July Music Festival In partnership with Rek’•lis Brewing, The Colonial is excited to present a two-day outdoor music festival. This celebration of music and community will showcase local artists and regional headliners on the 3rd and 4th of July on the Rek’•lis green in downtown Bethlehem. Stay tuned for event details and ticketing information!

White Mountain Cinema Camp: Script to Screen The Colonial Theatre will offer a one-week film making intensive White Mountain Cinema Camp: Script to Screen August 9-13. High School students ages 14-18 will work with industry professionals (Alex Shea, Philip Renton and Austin Pelligrino) to learn and experience the cinematic process from script to screen. Students will learn how to build a story, use tools in pre-production, work with professional equipment and standard editing practices to create a polished product. Students will work alongside the instructors to create a group film while learning tools on set and take what they have learned to create their own films with their classmates. The final films will be premiered in a public showcase at the Colonial Theatre where students will host a Q&A. Class size is limited to 15 students on a first-come, first-served basis and an enrollment fee of $25 is required. White Mountain Cinema Camp is sponsored by Nancy and Julian Czarny and The Art Ventures Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Stay tuned for details, and don’t forget to check out our Colonial@Home streaming offerings!

Interested in sponsoring an outdoor film event? Please contact Christine Kelly at ckelly@bethlehemcolonial.org or call 603-869-5603.