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The Nugget Offers Unique Kid’s Birthday Options You May Not Know About

Dec 19, 2018 03:45PM ● By Kevin
If you’ve got children, you know one thing is for certain: kids love gaming. Whether it’s on a smartphone, a tablet, computer, or the traditional console, the glowing lights and challenge of a well-put-together puzzle will keep your little ones occupied for hours on end.

Of course, socializing also plays a major part in the development and enrichment of a child’s mind. Combining the two is the perfect way to host your son or daughter’s next birthday bash. 

Luckily, there is an option for you outside of your own home right on Main Street in Hanover. The Nugget Theaters, a community staple since the early 1900s, allows guests to book the big screen with its unique party options. Moms and dads looking to have the Nugget Theater host their next kid’s birthday party can choose from a few different options, including two “bring your own” type parties, or simply choosing what’s available already at the theater.

The first option is to bring your own DVD or blu-ray, which the Nugget will play for the entire party on the big screen. Second, bring in your kid’s gaming console, games, and controllers, and the Nugget will hook up and allow your party to play the games on the big screen. Finally, parents can also opt to choose a film currently playing for the lowest available ticket price (per person) on a party of 25 or more, subject to availability.

To rent facilities, prices vary based on the size of the party. For smaller gatherings of up to 65 people, there is a $200 theater rental fee for up to three hours. For larger gatherings of 66 to 175 people, there is a $400 theater rental fee for up to three hours. Events longer than three hours are subject to an additional charge of $50 an hour.

There are also concession packages for birthday bashes. For $4, attendees receive a 12-ounce soda and a small popcorn. The snack pack is discounted, as well, at $5 per person, which includes a 12-ounce soda, a small popcorn, and a small candy.

Events must be booked outside of normal business hours, with the exception of the third option as outlined above, and parents are asked to allow for at least three weeks of lead time for scheduling the event.

The theater was conceptualized in February 1914 and opened in September 1916, and after almost 100 years serving the Upper Valley, the theater went fully digital, scrapping 35mm films, in 2013. Today, the theater shows movies on four screens, showing first-run films. Additionally, the Nugget Theater runs special movie promotions throughout the year, such as an annual holiday classic, a once-a-year showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in honor of its anniversary, and special advanced screenings of big premieres.

Birthday inquiries can be made by visiting the theater’s website,, and filling out the contact form, or by calling 603-643-7424, ext. 104. The Nugget Theater is located at 57 S. Main St. in Hanover.

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