Burnap's Opera House

Oak Street and Main Street,
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

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Previous Names: Central Hall

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Burnap's Opera House

Operating from 1865 to 1918 as Burnap’s Opera House, this later became Central Hall and lasted into the 1930’s. At various points it was a meeting hall, theatrical and musical venue, social and sports center, and movie theatre.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 13, 2021 at 4:37 am

More history on this place: http://www.windsorlockshistory.org/sites/default/files/WL%20History%20Burnap.pdf

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 13, 2021 at 10:44 am

Burnap’s Hall is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. S.R. Burnap was Mgr. 500 seats, electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 20 feet wide X 11 feet high, and the stage was 20 feet deep. Hotel for show folk was the Charter Oak Hotel; railroad was the New Haven RR. The Windsor Locks Journal printed the programs. The 1897 population was 3,000. Manager Burnap was also the house doctor.

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