1932 CRITERION THEATRE

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.

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

Live Music

  • David Crosby
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
  • Los Lobos
  • The Robert Cray Band
  • An Evening With Clint Black
  • 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
  • Acadia Community Theater: Christmas In Oz
  • Barn Arts Collective: The Spectacular New Years Eve Carnival

Movie Events

  • Fire of '47 Documentary Premiere
  • Mountainfilm On Tour
  • Looking For Infinity: El Camino
  • Steven Spielberg Film Series
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Halloween Film Series
  • Iconic Directors Film Series
  • Winter Holiday Film Series
  • Star Wars Premiere Costume Parade

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: Pinocchio
  • The Gottabees: Squirrel Stole My Underpants
  • Rick Charette

Live Music

  • Ghost of Paul Revere
  • Mavis Staples
  • Martin Sexton
  • Marc Cohn

Comedy / Theater / Dance / Lecture

Movie Events

  • Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet
  • Cabin Fever Film Series
  • Best-Picture-Winners Film Series
  • Terry Gilliam's Imagination Trilogy

Children's Programming

2018 (Current)