Criterion Theater

Criterion Theater, Bar Harbor: Address, Phone Number, Criterion Theater Reviews: 4.5/5

Criterion Theater
4.5
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Historic venue with live music, dance, comedy, theatre, movies and other events. Also, we used to have a speakeasy in our basement!
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2-3 hours
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,766 contributions
Beautiful Old Theater
Aug. 2020 • Friends
Criterion Theater is a beautiful old theater in the heart of Bar Harbor. While it is closed during the pandemic, it is worth a visit and a place to enjoy a show. Spend some time looking at the detail in addition to whatever is playing.
Written August 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MDIWoman
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States30 contributions
Love this theatre
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Visiting this theatre is like walking into a time machine of a past era. The art deco alone is worth the price of admission. Be sure to sit on the side aisle seats for the best unobstructed view. I thoroughly enjoyed the live performance by the Robinson Ballet. I like that the theatre is used for a mix of visual and musical arts: bands, movies, ballet, theater. The Theatre is a valuable asset to a small town.
Written January 1, 2020
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Companion51432129687
Bar Harbor, ME2 contributions
Great concert venue
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Wonderful concert with Irish group Lunasa. The sound system was great, able to clearly hear words and instruments. Very glad the Criterion has been putting on traditional and popular music concerts for our local community
Written December 24, 2019
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Paul S
3 contributions
Nutcracker show
Dec. 2019 • Couples
The ballet company was a pleasure to see. Terrific show and a great way to celebrate the season. The facilities were beautiful. We really had a great time.
Written December 19, 2019
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944alicia
Portland, ME2 contributions
Wonderful theater!
Dec. 2019 • Friends
A fantastic place with an amazing staff. Great movies and live performances. Highly recommended for everyone.
Written December 19, 2019
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Edward D
West Buxton, ME5 contributions
Nice theatre
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Beautifully restored Art Deco theatre. We saw Lunasa. It was an excellent concert. There is not a bad seat in the house and ticket prices are very reasonable.
Written December 19, 2019
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Liz T
Sedgwick, ME23 contributions
Lunasa delights
Dec. 2019 • Friends
The theater is beautiful - all seats have a great view - concession options are great.
The Lunasa holiday show was amazing.
Written December 18, 2019
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lmichaels63
Boston, MA1 contribution
Fantastic!
Nov. 2019 • Friends
The staff was warm and welcoming while we waited for the band to get ready. The theater was comfortable, the popcorn was delicious, and the bathrooms were very clean.
Written November 20, 2019
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Jiwaman
Bangor, ME1 contribution
Mandy Patinkin
Nov. 2019 • Couples
The performance was absolutely wonderful. The only issue is the seat size--for $100 tickets, one would hope for a comfortable theatre seat that allows for more space on either side of the patron. Had there not been an empty seat on one side, the whole evening would have been marred by the feeling of claustrophobia.
Written November 14, 2019
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Kathy B
Raymond, United States5 contributions
Love this theater!
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We have been to movies in this theater and was a wonderful experience. This is the first time we have been to a live performance here. It was great! The sound is excellent and the performance seems intimate.
Written November 7, 2019
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