A nonprofit performing arts venue, cinema, and community gathering space

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts venue, cinema, and community gathering space in the heart of Bar Harbor, Maine.


How can i find out what's playing?

You're in the right place! Our website has the most up-to-date movie and live show listings found by clicking our navigation bar above. You can also call our theatre at any time for a pre-recorded schedule of events at 207-288-0829. Follow us on Facebook and join our e-mail list for reminders and special deals. 


Yes! Both the balcony and orchestra sections are accessible by wheelchair and mobility device, with dedicated seating as outlined by the ADA. ADA seating is limited, so it is recommended you call ahead to confirm that it has not already been reserved. For movies we also have listening assist hardware and handheld closed caption devices, available upon request.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available online for most movies and live shows. Tickets are also available at our ticket booth, which opens one hour before showtime.  Still not finding the tickets you are looking for? Call us at (207)288-0829.

How much do movie tickets cost?

Balcony tickets are $9 (flat rate for all ages)
Orchestra tickets are $8 for adults,
and $6 for students, seniors, and military personnel.

Keep in mind that the balcony is further away from the screen but has semi-private loge sections. It is also closer to the food, beer and wine service. Food, beer and wine is available throughout the entire theatre, however. No discount tickets are available for the Balcony, and group seating isn't guaranteed.

Can i get a refund?

We offer refunds upon request EXCLUDING: within 48 hours before the show in question (exceptions for medical emergency), for special promotional tickets (such as VIP Packages, and tickets to rental events (pending approval from renter). Fees equal to $3 x # of refunded tickets will be retained to cover processing costs.

Do you serve food? 

Our concession stand has a wide array of movie-going staples including locally made candies, Maine popcorn with real butter and a selection of soft drinks, juices, ice teas and coffees. Upstairs is our bar with beer & wine.  Food and drink can be consumed anywhere in the theatre but please no outside food.

How can I help ?

Feel free to contact us if you would like to donate, volunteer to staff or promote an event, and to get involved: nathanael@criteriontheatre.org.

Who owns the theatre now?

We all do! The 1932 Criterion Theatre was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2015. 


1932 Criterion Theatre
35 Cottage St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207) 288-0829