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Criterion Theatre

35 Cottage St
Bar Harbor ME 04609
(207) 288-0829

Visit Website National Register 1980
Record #952  
 Opened: June 6, 1932
Capacity: 877 seats
Architect(s): Bunker & Savage
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register: 1980
Current Organ: none
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In its early years, this art deco theater featured vaudeville acts as a part of the show. The Criterion was built in 1932 to cater to well-to-do tourists during the Depression. Silk fabric lined the auditorium walls and the ceiling resembled a tent, with beams radiating from around a frosted-glass chandelier.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 7/5/2015.

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