The Concord Theatre and Concord's Love Affair with the Movies, with Paul Brogan

Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Paul Brogan sees his name in lights at Gibson's Bookstore as he visits to present his history of Concord's fascination with the silver screen, in The Concord Theatre and Concord's Love Affair with the Movies. From the first flickering movie images shown in Concord, New Hampshire in 1896, film represented something very special to the citizens of the city by the Merrimack River. This story is about more than the Concord Theatre, which for 61 years occupied a special place in the community. It's a story of how the movies drove the economy and brought people together. It is a story about the independent theaters like the Concord Theatre and Cinema 93 as well as the chain theaters, the multiplexes, the drive-ins and the neighborhood theaters. It's a story of people and their courage, humor and a rich and inspiring history.

About the author: Paul E. Brogan is the author of the number one bestselling book, Was That a Name I Dropped? The recipient of numerous awards including a 2014 award for his writing from the New Hampshire Press Association. A native of Concord and graduate of Bishop Brady High School, Paul's association with the Concord Theatre began in 1967. It continued until the theater closed in 1994.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
The Concord Theatre: And Concord's Love Affair with the Movies Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781732364844
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plaidswede - April 30th, 2019

From the first flickering movie images shown in Concord, New Hampshire in 1896, film represented something very special to the residents of the city by the Merrimack River. This story is about more than the Concord Theatre, which for sixty-one years occupied a special place in the community. It's a story of how the movies drove the economy and brought people together.


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