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.

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Island Story Slam: Off-Season

This local take on the model popularized by the Moth Podcast features Downeast residents telling their best stories live on stage. Stories will run the gamut from absurd to inspirational, and they’ll all be true.

Do you have an off-season story to tell? There will be two live lead-up events to determine finalists at:

  1. College of the Atlantic, Friday, February 23rd (Time TBD)
  2. Southwest Harbor Library, Tuesday, February 27th (Time TBD)

Or you can email info@mydesertislandpodcast.com. Check out the Island Story Slam Facebook event page for more details. All finalists will get to perform on the Criterion stage and the story slam champion will receive a cash prize. Come together to share stories, hear stories, and build community.



  • $15 all tickets


RESERVED BALCONY seating for advance purchasers; the ORCHESTRA IS GENERAL ADMISSION. Day-of-show sales begin at 6:30 pm at the box office window. If purchasing balcony tickets day-of-show, you will be assigned the best available seats.

Earlier Event: March 9
The Princess Bride
Later Event: March 11
Big Fish

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