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Criterion Theater

35 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
+1 207-288-0829
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Cheap prices and beautiful architechture

My Dad and I went to go see a showing of Jaws here and had a great time. The seats were cheap and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
RyoLove247
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Brookline, New Hampshire
Great theater

We loved the refurbished theater from the 30s. Very cool! The food and drinks were very cheap... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
steke2017
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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35 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

My Dad and I went to go see a showing of Jaws here and had a great time. The seats were cheap and although we didn't get any snacks they were significantly cheaper than a normal movie theater. We sat up on the balcony and...More

Thank RyoLove247
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the refurbished theater from the 30s. Very cool! The food and drinks were very cheap compared to a regular movie theater, but the popcorn was bad (soggy and chewy).

Thank steke2017
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were surprised to find that Singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Lori McKenna was appearing at this small, intimate venue built in 1932. We learned that the people behind this now-nonprofit are brining in noteworthy musicians as they continue to save and preserve...More

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Caught opening night of Spiderman on a rainy night. Learned that you can buy tickets in advance on their website, which is probably not usually necessary, but a good idea if you want to sit in the balcony for the best viewing. Cool old theater,...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

First off, I wanted to say the inside of the theater is beautiful and the Art Deco remodeling is wonderful!! That being said, I went in today excited to see a film and I'm hard of hearing and when going to the movies I usually...More

Thank brendanbunnies
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Nicely refurbished with a much brighter and clearer picture then years ago and a 50 times better sound system. Excellent prices as well. Theater itself looks beautiful.

Thank NOLANE208
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Tonight we made our first visit to the Criterion Theater, a lovely restored theater in downtown Bar Harbor, ME. We sat n the balcony which was very nice.

Thank DonHBangor_Maine
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Popcorn is horrible and butter is awful. How can you run a movie theater with terrible popcorn and tasteless butter.

Thank Craftsmen
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife and I sat in the balcony, where you can order wine or beer for $7 and $6, respectively. The balcony has six separate sections, each with only a handful of seats and tables for your drinks. The building offers a fun, historic atmosphere...More

1  Thank tdmerc
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this theater in every way. A great way to turn back the clock during a trip to Bar Harbor. One movie, one screen, one showtime -- the hardest decision was which snacks to buy. The theatre is run by a nonprofit and prices were...More

Thank srs3k
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