Saturday, June 26, 2021

"Lost Forests of New England" film screening in Bethlehem, NH

If you'll be in the White Mountains of New Hampshire at the end of July, 2021, you may want to attend a special event. 


400-year-old eastern hemlock forest
400-year-old eastern hemlock forest


The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH, in partnership with Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, will host a screening of our film The Lost Forests of New England on Friday, July 30, 2021. The program is part of their new "Wild Thing" film series.

The Colonial Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operated movie theaters in the country, having first opened in 1915. According to the theater's website,

"When The Colonial opened its doors in 1915, the era of the Grand Hotels was in full swing and Bethlehem was a premier destination resort. Because of its sophisticated clientele The Colonial quickly became a venue for studios to test market their films. With its rich history The Colonial remains one of the remaining links to the era of the Grand Hotels as well as a significant chapter in the history of the film industry.

Now, after a series of renovations and improvements, the 300-seat Colonial offers state-of-the-art digital projection and surround sound for independent and world cinema, hosts Grammy award-winning performing artists, family entertainment, and community events from May through October—all without losing the intimate charm of a vintage summer theater.

The Colonial Theatre is on New Hampshire Registry of Historic Places and was named 'Best Vintage Movie Theatre' by Yankee Magazine."


Following the film screening, there will be a Q&A session with old-growth forest expert David Govatski, who is the Carroll county (NH) coordinator for the Old-Growth Forest Network. The OGFN was founded by Dr. Joan Maloof, who appears in the film; its mission is to identify and help protect at least one forest in each county of the U.S. where forests can grow. More than 100 such forests have so far been dedicated.

The program begins at 7:30 pm, and is open to the public. Tickets: $12, Members $10. 

For more information, contact The Colonial theater.