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Item 27906

Columbia Theatre program, Bath, 1937

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1937 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6283

Lakewood Theatre, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Skowhegan; Lakewood; Skowhegan; Lakewood Media: Postcard

Item 27855

1938 Inaugural Program, Uptown Theatre, Bath

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1938-08-08 Location: Bath; Bath; Bath; Bath Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 88135

Trefethen and Gem Theatre property, Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Walter S. Trefethen and Gem Theatre Use: Theatre and Store

Item 49984

16 Elm Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William S Wolf Use: Theatre

Item 70564

Assessor's Record, 22-34 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Preble Corporation Use: Theatre


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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.


Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

In summers the Pastime also hosted plays, offering vaudeville between acts. The Park Theatre opened in Southwest in 1919, and soon, even Somesville…

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1925

The presence of the Lincoln Theatre (at right), built in 1923 to replace the Odd Fellows Hall after it burned in 1922, suggests that this photo was…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Columbian Block

… Contributed byPatten Free Library Another theatre that was part of the Columbian Block was the Uptown Theatre.

My Maine Stories

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Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater