School Street,Milbridge, ME 04658
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Although the Cinema Data Project repeats the MGM report’s claim that the Opera House was located on Main Street, an article published in the spring, 2013 newsletter of the Milbridge Historical Society, “Memories of a Hometown” by Lloyd Holland (PDF here) has this line:This web page makes reference to “…the old roller rink, which was then located where the municipal safety complex is today….” I can’t find an address for the municipal safety complex, but Milbridge’s municipal buildings are indeed consolidated on School Street east of Bridge Street. The Opera House might have been where the fire station is now located in the first building on the north side of School Street. There’s no trace of the high school which Holland mentioned, either, so it has probably been consolidated with a high school in some nearby larger town and its old plant demolished.
The town name is Milbridge, not “Millbridge” as spelled on the MGM theater reports.
The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Opera House in Millbridge; it’s Card # 408. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo taken Feb. 5, 1941. Condition is Poor. The report says it opened in 1918, was not showing MGM films, and had 400 seats. A competing theater was the Colonial.