Oakfield Theatre

Main Street,
Oakfield, ME 04763

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Previous Names: Opera House

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The Oakfield Theatre was located in a 3-story wood-frame building. It was opened prior to 1941 and was still operating in 1950. It may have originally been named Opera House.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 15, 2015 at 10:26 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Oakfield Theatre; they are Cards # 415 & 416. Each card has a photo of the same building from different angles. One photo is undated, but the other was taken on August 1, 1947. The street and the condition of the theater is not given. The report says it dates from 1919 and had 225 seats. The 1940s population was 1,000.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 15, 2015 at 10:33 am

The theater was in a large 3-story frame building which looks like a former mill converted to commercial use. The two people who created the CinemaData Project composed a condensed list of Maine theaters in a 1991 issue of Marquee Magazine. They listed an “Opera House” in Oakfield which had 300 seats and was located in a 3-story frame building. But in their CinemaData Project site, there is no Opera House or Oakfield Theatre in Oakfield. This seems curious, unless they have listed it under a third name ??

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