35 Cottage Street,
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Criterion Theatre (Official)
Firms: Bunker & Savage
Styles: Art Deco
The Criterion Theatre is a glorious, well-preserved Art Deco style theatre, located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor.
Opening in 1932, it has served the town of Bar Harbor as a movie palace ever since, accomodating such prominent families as the Rockefellers on their vacations to nearby Mount Desert Island.
Kept in fantastic condition over the years, the theatre still has most of its original interior: seats, curtains, and even the original lighting board for stage performances. The Criterion Theatre also contains a floating balcony, which is rare for most movie palaces.
A true gem!!
Sadly closed in early-summer of 2011, it was reopened May 28, 2015.
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