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. 

Criterion Transitions to Winter Hours

(Bar Harbor, Maine)-- On Thursday, October, 12th The 1932 Criterion Theatre will transition to its winter hours: OPEN Thursday through Sunday and CLOSED Monday through Wednesday.

Please note the following exceptions: OPEN on Tuesday, October 17th for the Great Acadia Fire Lecture and CLOSED on Thursday, October 26th in preparation for Clint Black.


The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit, historic performing arts and movie house bringing the best in entertainment to the MDI community and beyond. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit criteriontheatre.org or call 207-288-0829.