Saturday, October 28, 2017 1-6pm
***Bonus at 6pm*** Pizza Provided at Keene Intuition
Cost of DVD $22
The 555; “Seeing IS Believing”
5 Para-Psychics as tour guides, lead investigators, film crew
and sensitive Psychic Paranormalists.
5 Hours of Paranormal Investigating at a historic location.
5 Cameras as the Psychics and film crew produce footage for YOUR highlights video. You will be mailed a 45 minute DVD of your investigation by The Production House. This footage is owned by BrandieWells.com and THE 555.
About Your 5 Team Leads: (more being announced soon)
Brandie Wells, Compassionate Clairvoyant will be the lead Para-Psychic Team with a film crew of The Production House. Brandie is founder of The 555, Keene Intuition, Psychic Parties of New England and Co-Host of ASK1Radio.com’s Soul Central with Brandie and Danger. Her website is BrandieWells.com.Brandie has explored various haunted and historic locations throughout New England. Some of her best known investigation locations: The Lizzie Borden B&B, The SK Pierce Victorian Mansion, The Black Swan Inn, The Houghton Mansion, The Vanderbilt and more.When Brandie investigates, her primary tools are dowsing rods, EMF, flashlights and Spirit box. She is also a table tipper and known for physical mediumship.“My goal when investigating is to hear the story of spirit. I want to get to know who they were, why they are here and allow their story to unfold. Through my respectful curiosity, I naturally draw in spirit to communicate in a variety of ways”.
The Colonial Theatre first opened its doors on January 29, 1924. Located in the heart of the city of Keene, New Hampshire, on Main Street, it quickly became a focal point for the arts. Owner Charles Baldwin proudly called it “New England’s most modern and perfectly appointed theater.” Over the years, the Colonial has hosted movies, vaudeville shows, operas and numerous community events. Some early highlights include Metropolitan Opera star Rosa Ponselle singing four encores of “O Sole Mio”; Thornton Wilder reading from The Women of Argos; Amelia Earhart lecturing on the possibilities of cross-Atlantic air travel; and Maude Adams performing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. By 1945, the theatre’s stage no longer held actors in pursuit of their craft as it had done so proudly for the previous 16 years. Instead, celluloid movie stars captured the attention of audiences. The majesty of The Colonial began to disintegrate over time. By the early 1990s, it looked like the only remaining historic theatre in Keene might not survive.
In 1991, a small group of devoted Keene citizens decided that The Colonial Theatre must be saved. By 1993, they had established the theatre as a nonprofit organization and had begun to articulate a clear mission. Their efforts resulted in the hiring of an administrative staff and $2 million in grants and private donations from the community for infrastructure renovations. By March 3, 1995, the restored hardwood stage was in use once again.
Since then, more than 350 live performances have entertained and enlightened audiences of all ages at The Colonial. Award-winning films are shown nightly on the largest state-of-the-art movie screen in the region. In 2004, The Colonial Theatre was added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.
As we begin our third decade as a not-for-profit organization, we are proud to continue the tradition of excellence for which The Colonial has become known.
- 1923: Construction begins under the direction of architects Harold Mason of Keene and Steven Haynes of Fitchburg, and builder Glenroy Scott of Winchester
- 1924: The Colonial’s opening night is January 29. The premier film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney, is shown. Owner Charles Baldwin gives away 6,000 free tickets.
- 1925: Theatre purchased by the Latchis family
- 1929: Thornton Wilder begins spoken-word tradition reading The Women of Argos
- 1932: Amelia Earhart lectures on the possibility of trans-Atlantic air travel; Maud Adams performs Twelfth Night
- 1945: Live entertainment is discontinued
- 1984: Steve Levin and Ira Gavin purchase the theatre; live entertainment returns
- 1991: Local citizens explore nonprofit status for The Colonial
- 1993: The Colonial Theatre Group, Inc. officially purchases property at 95 Main Street
- 1994: Phase I renovation (infrastructure) begins with help from Keene Economic Development & Revitalization Corporation and local businesses
- 1995: Keene Lions Club presents My Fair Lady, which is the first live-theatre performance on the stage in 50 years
- 1997: Phase II renovations (restoration and beautification) begin with help from more than 300 individual, foundation and corporate supporters
- 1999: Keene Mayor recognizes The Colonial as “a historic landmark in downtown Keene”
- 1999: Marquee is restored and lights up Main Street
- 2000: Phase II restoration is completed
- 2004: Sprinkler system is installed in theater auditorium; “Colonial Corner” space is refurbished
- 2004: The Colonial Theatre is named to New Hampshire Register of Historic Places
- 2014: The Colonial Theatre celebrates it’s 90th birthday and 20th year as a nonprofit theatre
About the Production House:
“The Production House provides a wide array of video services ranging from weddings and events, to corporate, educational and web video. Whether you want to utilize video as a tool to boost your company’s marketing efforts or simply want to capture a special event as a lasting memory, we are here to serve your needs. We are qualified and creative professionals that always provide reliable and friendly service. It is our mission to truly listen to our clients, focus on their needs, and meet those needs using our strong creative talents. We have a passion for visual storytelling that we love to share”
~Educational & Informational Videos
~Real Estate Videos
~Web Video/Small Business Profiles
~Weddings & Events
~Photo montages/family histories
The Production House
100 Emerald St, Unit E, Keene NH 03431