|Address:||35 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA|
A beautiful 1932 Art Deco theatre. A few weeks ago I ordered tickets to the upcoming Star Wars movie. I mistakenly ordered for the wrong time. I emailed the theatre and within 20 minutes received a response from Heather Martin (at 9 pm). Both she and Steve Boucher went completely out of their way to fix my issue, and were so pleasant during the process! Tonight my fiancée and I stopped in to watch Spectre and I had the opportunity to meet Steve in person. A great guy! So glad the Criterion has such a devoted staff! If you are in the Bar Harbor area I highly recommend a visit to the Criterion! Thanks Heather and Steve!
A Private User
After much hiking, a movie was a nice change of pace. We also wanted to see an old movie theater, as all the old, one-screen movie theaters in our area are gone. It lived up to our expectations of being out of the past. The art-deco ceiling is great. However, it is an old theater. The seats were original, so they range from good to bad (springs). There is definetly a strong musty smell. If you have allergies or dont like that, it is probably not the place for you. If you can put up with that, and want to step back in time, its something to see.
A new beginning in a past glitzy glory!!! The space is wonderful and worth the preservation! Bar Harbor will never get another place like this if it became obsolete!! What a Blessing to have right here!!!! I saw a youthful theatrical favorite group I have followed for years.. BELLAS BARTOK!!! And The Crown Vics opened for them, a great cover group with a lot of good energy
It is a amazing theatre with its popular 1930 decor! The staff their enjoy their job, rather than being lazy. It also can host a play, so that is great too! I rate it 5 stars, for its amazing decor, and devoted staff.
One night "Don Giovanni" - an Opera by the Bar Harbor Music Festival & the next night I Know a Man . . . Ashley Bryan, A film by Richard Kane & Robert Shetterly. Fabulous - so inclusive as a community theater.
Recently renovated theater from 1932, art deco style. Saw Samba Meets Jazz concert last night. The acoustics were very good. Small venue, which I like. Excellent to have this in Bar Harbor
A very quaint experience. They dont have the best projector (or popcorn), but the theater itself has a unique and "classic" aesthetic thats unfortunately dying out in most cities.
Theyve taken the musty/moldy smell out with the remodeling. But kept the Art Deco look. I was at the Grand Reopening to check it out.
The Criterion Theatre is something you MUST experience if you come to Bar Harbor, especially if your a fan of the Art Deco Era!
Great Art Deco theater, beautiful with comfy seating and plenty of room to dance. Gracious staff as well!
A Private User
Very old authentic look, also show movies and does community theater and lots of other shows.
The balcony is the only way to experience this cinema. Wonderful. Sound was a little tinny.
Historical, beautiful, and spacious theater! Support them as they deserve it!
Gorgeous place, attend anything there just to experience the Art Deco magic.
Great revitalized theater and balcony seating, but with expensive snacks.
Aaron Wesley Brown
They have done a wonderful job bring this theater back. A great visit
Home country theatre with grewt acoustics
Really awesome and they play good movies
A beautiful theatre, very classic feel!
Friendly staff, recently renovated
Great intimate venue
Great concert venue