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Photo from Penobscot Marine Museum about 1920s showing Park Theater.
The original building was torn down and replaced by the owners sometime in 2008, with a new structure semi-resembling the former theater but in a “T” formation and a level roofline instead of the original roofline with the extended area of the former screen location.
Remember the theater in 1976, located on the corner of Main Street and Clark Point Road. The building was “L” shaped, with the smaller side on Clark Point Road, and had an appliance store. The theater itself was parallel to Main Street with the entrance just before the corner. After its closure, the building was turned into 3 retail spaces. The largest occupied the corner and Clark Point Road sections. 2 smaller retail spaces were along Main Street and in the 80’s were occupied by a Health Food Store in the center, and an arcade / Ice cream parlor known as “The Game Room”. (Which was owned by my father). When installing some counter seats that bolted through the floor, I observed that the original stage area was still intact under the new floor installed above, including the sloping floor and seats that had been removed and stacked in the space. There were also several items from the concession stand to include crates of empty coke, tab, and other soda bottles. 2 store rooms still remained in back with writing on the walls about movies and schedules.The false ceiling covered the location of the screen and extended up about 20 feet, but the screen and curtain equipment had been completely removed The health food store closed and was absorbed into the hardware store. In 1985 the Game Room closed, at which time the entire building became the Hardware store.
The location was where the current Hannaford Supermarket is located off Wilson Street in Brewer. The site is now a mini mall.
A Walmart was built next to the site, and there have been several attempts to repurpose the site, but as recently as 2014 the area has been used as storage or material site. Currently there is no activity on the site
The site is a seasonal farmers market and greenhouse business for several years now.
The location of the Belfast Drive In is barely recognizable today. There is nothing left on site which has slowly turned into an overgrown marsh area. The location was on the west side of the shopping plaza and a Goodwill has recently been built to the south-west corner of the location.
Bangor Drive In reopened in 2015 and again for the 2016 season. The original Marquee as pictured here has long since gone, with the exception of the neon “Drive In” part which is on display at Nicky’s Restaurant on Union Street in Bangor. The Drive In is actually located in Hermon on the Bangor city line. The twin screens are original, retained because of their excellent condition, but the original projection booth, concessions stand and bathrooms had been demolished when the Drive In originally closed in the 80’s. They have been rebuilt and now equipped with Digital projectors and FM based sound system.