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Criterion Theater

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Address: 35 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
Phone Number: +1 207-288-0829
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Relive the Past

Beautifully restored from the ticket window to the concession stand this theater takes you back in time. Pay the extra dollar and sit in the balcony it offers great views and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
LoveEurope411
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Bar Harbor
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 for a very reasonable price. The young staff was friendly. This was a great activity... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 very reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ate dinner in Bar Harbor on a Friday night when an art tour of local businesses was going on. The 1932 Criterion Theater opened its doors to visitors who wished to browse through the theater. What a gem! The theater reopened a year ago. It shows classic films, such as 'The Wizard of Oz', and the night we were... More 

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

THe 1932 Criterion is a gem in Bar Harbor- such a pretty historic theater. We took a night and went to see a movie during our vacation- it was an older film and fun to wAtch in a beautiful nostalgic theater. And bargain priced too!!!

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This 1932 theater had been beautifully and lovingly restored to it's wonderful Art Deco glory. There was actually a Speak Easy below the theater! My advise is: go in and take a look, see a show there or take a tours. All wonderful

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Beautifully restored from the ticket window to the concession stand this theater takes you back in time. Pay the extra dollar and sit in the balcony it offers great views and several seats come with a table to sit your snacks or drinks on. The theater has topnotch sound and projection. If you're in Bar Harbor give it a try.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Bar Harbor for many years, but somehow never made it to the Criterion until last night, to see the new "Star Trek" movie, which I though was ghastly. The theater is fun; with its Art Deco trimmings, it's like a teeny tiny version of the Castro in San Francisco! Although there is a bar (yes!) on... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Saw Disney's The BFG at The Criterion on a drizzly evening in Bar Harbor. Ticket prices-$7-8 for adults and $6 for children-are very reasonable as are concession prices. A great family activity for indoor evenings!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The theater was ok and we enjoyed watching a movie there, but our expectations were too high after reading about it. We expected it to be a grand old theater (like the Zigfield in NYC) and it was very plain compared to that. Prices were very cheap (half of what we pay at home). Organic popcorn was bland.

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