Friday, October 15, 2010

Criterion Theatre

The Criterion Theatre first opened its doors on June 6, 1932, and has served the town of Bar Harbor, Maine, as a movie palace ever since.  The theater has 877 seats. The location has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

A unique, special feature of the building is its "floating" balcony, a type of rare free-hanging structure, which is an architectural feat of some note. 

The above two photographs of the Criterion Theatre were taken by Sue Anne Hodges, and used with her permission. (For a link to her photography site, please click here.)

Sue Anne Hodges has also published internal photos (below) of the Criterion on her blog.

Can anyone answer the obvious question? Who was the theater's original architect?

For more on its current status, see here.

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