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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

Movies Come To The Island Criterion & Star Tickets, Bar Harbor, ca. 1935Item Contributed byNortheast Harbor Library As Bar Harbor evolved into…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Theater

This statement is not true, because in our research we found that before the actual movie theater was built there were art shows, concerts, and many…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan Then and Now

Skowhegan Then and Now   Our movie on Skowhegan Then and Now Bicycle ClubItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House This movie was part of…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Braden Theater

The first movie to play here was “Nancy Goes to Rio” and the first ticket was sold to Mrs. Mary Griffiths.

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

In fact, movies were being shown at most village community halls. In 1932 the Criterion Theatre, with more than 700 seats, opened in Bar Harbor.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "Jaffery" a new novel. Publisher's promotion postcard.

His novels have been made into twenty four movies, the most recent "Ladies in Lavender" (2004) with leading roles by Judie Dench and Maggie Smith.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - State Street Theater

The first movie that played was “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Library

… and classic fiction and non-fiction, VHS and DVD movies, audio books, and a distinguished collection of books about Maine's rich history and by…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

The Lodge room and kitchen were upstairs, while the dance hall and movie projector were downstairs. There was a stage with an organ on the western…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History Of Performing Arts On Mount Desert Island

We also explore the cultural shift in popular entertainment when Movies Come to the Island. Early Performance...

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

Movie reels were played on the hall's projector. In later years, it was used as a museum. In the 1970s, the hall housed the 'Coffee Shop," a place…

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Waterville Public Library

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