A historic space for the performing arts & cinema

The Criterion is a nonprofit cinema, theatre, multimedia art producer and venue committed to safeguarding this historic space for stories, storytellers, and audiences.

Featuring movies, theatre, dance, music, and more. 

Welcome to the 1932 Criterion Theatre

on 5/22 we will be holding a public forum on how to better serve this community and nurture a creative economy on mdi. now's your chance to tell us what you'd like to see!

The 1932 Criterion is a nonprofit historic theatre committed to bringing a varietyof live music, comedy, theater, children's programming and movies to the community. 

Welcome, and enjoy the show!