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Bethel Opera House

2003 Photo from the Roger Katz collection.
186 Greenwood Ave
Bethel CT

Record #20923  
 Opened: 1860
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Retail
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Barnum, Fishers Hall, Nichols Opera House, Leeja Hall

Information for this tour was contributed by Roger Katz.

The following history of the Bethel Opera House was taken from the town of Bethel's website:

The Bethel Opera House on Greenwood Avenue was built in 1860 by Augustus A. Fisher. It has housed a public hall with hat manufacturing on the ground level, a social hall, a roller skating rink, and a high school gym. It once served as a silent movie theater, the Barnum Theatre. It was known as Fisher's Hall, then Nichols' Opera House. During the 1930s and 1940s, it was called Leeja Hall and was used for town meetings as well as a high school gym. It now houses a restaurant, shops and White Light Studio.

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June 2003 photos from the Roger Katz collection.

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