Pier Theatre

2 Old Orchard Street,
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

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DavidZornig on December 30, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Late `50s photo added via Ken Fisher. Pier Theatre sign in the center.

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rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 11, 2015 at 10:01 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Pier Theatre; it'c Card # 421. Address is “Pier Block”. There is an exterior photo taken March 30, 1941. Condition is Poor. The report says that it opened in 1916 (perhaps that’s when movies started, but it actually opened in 1898.) It was showing MGM product, and was a summer operation, with movies and dancing. There were 1,000 seats on the main floor and 300 in the balcony, but I think the main floor held 300-400 seats. The 1940 winter population was 2,500.