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. 

Past seasons

2016

Live Music

  • James McMurtry
  • Ghost of Paul Revere
  • The Mallett Brothers Band
  • Bar Harbor Jazz Festival: Chris Doyle
  • Bar Harbor Brass: Celebrating 100 Years of Stewardship
  • Samba Meets Jazz

Comedy / Theater / Dance / Lecture

  • Paula Poundstone
  • Sarasota Ballet
  • Island Story Slam
  • Barn Arts Collective: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Acadia Community Theater: The Nutcracker
  • Acadia Community Theater: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

Movie Events

  • Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour
  • I Know A Man...Ashley Bryan
  • America's Best Idea: A Night With Dayton Duncan
  • Becoming Acadia Film Premiere
  • Criterion Classics Film Series
  • RomCom Replay Film Series
  • Space! Film Series
  • Gene Wilder Retrospective

Children's Programming

  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Everybody Loves Pirates
  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Legend of the Banana Kid
  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Grinch
  • Barn Arts Collective: The Unknown Adventure Crew

2017 (Current)

Live Music

  • David Crosby
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
  • Los Lobos
  • The Robert Cray Band
  • Lori McKenna Live
  • Brett Dennen
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Laszlo Gardony Jazz Trio
  • Spencer Albee
  • Chris Roth and The North
  • Bella's Bartok
  • Ghost of Paul Revere
  • Danika Portz
  • Intrepid Travelers
  • Em & Company Benefit Concert

Comedy / Theater / Dance / Lecture

  • Ian Harvie Live
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival: Dava Sobel
  • The Great Acadia Fire 70 Years Later Lecture

Movie Events

  • Fire of '47 Documentary Premiere
  • Mountainfilm On Tour
  • Looking For Infinity: El Camino
  • Steven Spielberg Film Series
  • Lawrence of Arabia (sponsored)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (sponsored)

Children's Programming

  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Everybody Loves Pirates
  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Legend of the Banana Kid
  • Barn Arts Collective: Pinocchio
  • The Gottabees: Squirrel Stole My Underpants
  • Rick Charette