1932 CRITERION THEATRE

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Stories from the criterion

Ralph garber

Ralph sits in the orchestra to chat with us about his Criterion memories. 

Ralph sits in the orchestra to chat with us about his Criterion memories. 

Ralph lived on Mount Desert Island in the 1950's where he met Barbara Bishop. The 1932 Criterion was the setting for many of their dates which led to their 64-year-long marriage. Barbara has since passed, but Ralph still visits the area to honor Barbara and to take a walk down memory lane. We're happy he happened to wander into the theatre to share his stories with us. Listen below!