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.

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!


THE 1932 CRITERION THEATRE IS SEEKING PHOTOS OF THE THEATRE’S INTERIOR & EXTERIOR FROM THE 1930’S THROUGH THE 1990’S, AS WELL AS PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT THE THEATRE FROM THIS PERIOD FOR ITS ONGOING ARCHIVES PROJECT. IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OR STORIES TO CONTRIBUTE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR AT: mark@criteriontheatre.org - THANK YOU!

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

info@criteriontheatre.org