Stars and Strikez Movie Theatre

159 Summer Street,
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

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A small 2 screen movie theatre was operated in Dover-Foxcroft by Gary Niles. The exact operational years are unknown.

From Maine Urban Exploring Website: “Gary Niles, a new owner to Rocket Lanes confirmed in the spring of 2000 that there will be 2 movie theaters built on to the building. They were expected to open in June 2000. Both theaters sat a total of 109 people in each one. In the same Bangor Daily article, Niles also confirmed that Rocket Lanes will changed to Northern Lights Entertainment Center. While the movie theaters were being added it was shut down due to renovations. During this time period, the residents of Dover Foxcroft were pushing to renovate the old Center Theater, located in downtown Dover Foxcroft, eventually became renovated and is still operating today. Although the movie theater had its fair share of fame, turns out that it wasn’t so successful in the long run”.

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danpetitpas on April 5, 2014 at 12:37 am

There’s a lot of for-sale ads for this property around the Internet, which is what got me interested in this place. The Maine Urban Exploring Website at has a lot more information than what is quoted here. The bowling alley-bar-theater-laundromat is on the opposite side of the street from the car lot in the above Google Streets View and you need to zoom in to see the one-story building next to the large “Bowl” sign. A tourist site says that only 17,000 people live in the county which is the size of Connecticut, which may explain this theater’s demise, although it seems to be a popular summer tourist destination.

50sSNIPES on December 4, 2023 at 12:41 pm

This was generically known as the “Northern Lights Family Entertainment Center Cinemas” (or simply “Northern Lights Cinema”). When the cinema first opened its doors on August 1, 2000, it started life as a single-screener. But after a few months, it was twinned in November 2000 allowing for a wider selection. The theater originally has a total capacity of 244 seats (with 122 seats in each auditorium) but was downgraded over time to 218 seats (with 109 in each auditorium). Both screens featured installations of stereo sound. On January 2, 2001, the theater had its first sell-out since its grand opening.

The theater closed for the final time during the first week of September 2003.

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