1932 CRITERION THEATRE

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. 


Tickets for "The Fire of 47" documentary screening are available  at the Bar Harbor Historical Society's Museum starting Monday, September 11. 

now open 7 days a week

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   first-run Hollywood films, a variety of live shows, music, dance, and children’s programming.  Central to this mission is sharing the space with the community, so,

Welcome, and enjoy the show!