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Through donations and ongoing memberships, your support is key to keeping this historic space alive and well for future generations. We appreciate your generosity!
The 1932 Criterion Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent permissible.
TAX ID 20-3267346
The Criterion is a nonprofit cinema, theatre, multimedia art producer and venue committed to safeguarding this historic space for stories, storytellers, and audiences. At the core of our mission is sharing the space with the community by offering a wide array of programming. This season we will feature first-run blockbuster Hollywood movies, weekly programs for children and families, live performances, music, theatre, community events, and so much more!
Through a generous, anonymous donation we were able to purchase the Criterion outright, and immediately begin restorations. The first phase of these restorations included; acquiring brand new carpeting and a digital projector; having the seats refurbished and the stage repaired; and restoring the dressing rooms and green room. Now we are seeking a second round of funding to assist repairing the roof, replacing the curtains and drapes for the staging area, and heating, air conditioning, and duct work.
Even though we are now open there is still a lot left to do, but we are sure that we can do it with a little bit of help. Please, help us restore and share this wonderful community resource. Feel free to contact us if you would like to to get involved. Thank you for your support!
Click the image below to read the 2016 Annual Report!
To donate by mail download this form and send it with your donation.
Thank you kindly,
Richard Cleary, President
Carrie Jones, Vice President
Steve Parady, Treasurer
Stephen Leiser, Secretary
Steven Boucher, Clerk
Karol Foss, Honorary
Bill Ferm, Honorary
1932 Criterion Theatre
PO Box 642
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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If you are interested in underwriting a particular project, here are the costs associated with the major ones, of course we welcome any size contribution, from $5 to $500.
Digital Projector - $75,000
Expansion and Restoration of the Seats - $100,000
Restoration of Wall Panelling - $50,000
Restoration of the original Manley Popcorn Maker- $5,000
Restoration of the Concession Stand - $10,000
Electric work on the original handsets/intercom - $1,000
Upgrading the restrooms to ADA compliance - $25,000
Rebuilding/repointing of the brick walls - $50,000 PER WALL
Rebuilding the façade - $20,000
Reinstalling the keystone at the top of the façade - $2,500
Reinstalling the original exterior copper lights - $5,000
Reproducing the original wall sconces - $250 PER SCONCE
Reproducing the original curtains - $250 PER CURTAIN