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York Beach Cinema

2002 Photo from the Scott Norwood collection.
6 Beach St
York ME 03909

Demolished 2006
Record #989  
 Opened: 1928
 Closed: September 2, 2006
 Demolished: 2006
Capacity: 500 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Beach

Information for this tour was contributed by Scott Norwood.

Originally built as a barn, opened in 1928 as a seasonal motion-picture theatre, and closed on September 2, 2006. The final show was Pirates of the Caribbean 2. The building was previously used as a barn and an ice house. It will be demolished this fall.

The projector heads look like Simplex Standards, but are actually Kaplans (early Centurys) and are mounted on Western Electric bases (same as the ones at the Avon in Providence), with Jaxlights installed.

Capacity (without the balcony, which closed in the 1970s) was about 300; they told me that they usually drew about 50-60 per night (one show, usually at 8pm).

The building was demolished on October 31, 2006.

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September 2006 photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

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2002 photos from the Scott Norwood collection.

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Last featured 7/21/2002. Last edited 8/28/2009.

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