Coming attractions: Chunky’s Cinema Pub to open on Huse Road in 2017

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New life for the old Lowe's Building: Chunky's Cinema Pub, coming in 2017.
New life for the old Lowe’s building: Chunky’s Cinema Pub, coming in 2017.

MANCHESTER, NH – Coming soon, to a vacant home goods store near you: Chunky’s Cinema Pub will be opening a 10-screen movie theater in the old Lowe’s building at 707 Huse Road.

Expected to open in early 2017, Chunky’s will adding to its already established popular dinner-and-a-movie-themed cinemas in Nashua, Pelham and Haverhill, Mass.


UPDATE, Feb. 24, 2017: Cowabunga, dude! Counting down to Chunky’s – and more, coming soon to new Huse Road plaza


chunky's logoThe theater complex will be full of all the things that make Chunky’s “The Only Way to See a Movie,” says Chunky’s Marketing Director Mike Mannetta, including comfortable reclining chairs, a full menu with table service, along with beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Chunky’s Cinema Pub is a locally-owned business and Mannetta says they are excited to finally bring a movie theater back to Manchester, along with close to a hundred jobs.

“We can’t believe Manchester has gone so many years without a movie theater and we’re honored that it’s us who’s putting an end to that,” Mannetta said.

“Chunky’s is one of those places you take pride in saying you have one where you live.  It’s somewhere you want to bring your friends to and show off the unique set up, where you can enjoying food, drinks and a movie at the same time.  We truly believe we are the only way to see a movie, and we hope Manchester agrees,” Mannetta said.

In addition to first-run movies, Chunky’s also is famous for its themed retro-movie nights, special events and community fundraisers, as well as movie-centric menu items like Clueless Platter, Lord of the Wings, My Big Fat Greek Salad, and the Kevin Bacon Burger.

Lowe’s in Manchester closed abruptly in 2011, one of three New Hampshire outlets that was part of a business restructuring for the company that saw 20 Lowe’s close its doors nationwide that year.

Make sure to follow Chunky’s on Facebook for updates.


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Journalist and editor of ManchesterInkLink.com, a hyperlocal news and information site for Manchester, NH.