Welcome to the 1932 Criterion Theatre

The 1932 Criterion is a nonprofit cinema, theatre, multimedia art producer and venue committed to safeguarding a historic space for stories, storytellers, and audiences. Newly renovated, restored, and recently reopened the theatre shows  nightly first-run hollywood films, a variety of live shows, music, dance, and childrens programming.  Central to this mission is sharing the space with the community, so, welcome in, and enjoy the show!

Fall & Winter Hours of Operation

Now open Wednesday through Sunday, with a nightly
movie showtime of 7pm,  and weekend Matinees at 2pm.
(movie plays unless there is an event or live show)


November 19 - 22, 25 - 29
December 2 - 6, 9 - 13, & 16





Bar Harbor Maine Star Wars

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is excited to bring Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens to the big screen!  Join us for a premiere week celebration of all things Star Wars! Did you see the original release of Star Wars V: A New Hope at the Criterion? There is nothing like seeing an epic movie on our grand big screen. Here is your chance to relive those memories and to make new ones with your friends and family with a week long Star Wars celebration in Bar Harbor featuring a fan art show, costume contest, trivia contests, lightsaber Jedi Knight training academy, and more! Coinciding with the premiere of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens on December 17th. Click here for more information.


Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Tickets on sale now



Bar Harbor New Years

The Criterion Theatre will be hosting a fantastic New Year's Eve celebration with food, drink, live music and other entertainment. This will be a two part event, with  a family variety show early on, and a bands and more entertainment for adults later in the evening.

The family variety show starting at 6:00 p.m.  hosted by The Barn Arts Collective  will include interactive music, puppets, projections, magicians, and comedy for the kids. Ending at 8:00 p.m. with a fun Ball Drop and apple cider toast!

Break from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. with old movies/historical films, mingling,and drinks. We encourage people to take a break and get dinner. 

9:45 p.m. The opening band will take the stage

11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Bella's Bartok

Adults  $29
Kids 12-4  $10
Kids 3 and under FREE

The 1932 Criterion Theater, info@criteriontheatre.org, (207)288-0829