Wilton Theatre

486 Main Street,
Wilton, ME 04294

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DavidZornig on August 30, 2020 at 10:42 am

Address was 486 Main Street, where Food City is located today. Demolished in the 1950s. 1946 photo added. Per Richard Paul Corey: “The second floor was deemed unsafe and removed, leaving just the first floor, ultimately it was condemned. Information was taken off the back of the picture which was printed by Bicknell MFG Co. Portland, Maine. The information was hand written but author unknown.”

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm

There was also a Bijou Theatre on Main St. in Wilton. It opened in 1922 and had 316 seats. One source says that the Wilton Theatre and the Bijou were the same, but I’m not sure of that. CinemaData Project lists them seperately.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Wilton; it’s Card # 464. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo dated May 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says that it’s over 15 years old, was showing MGM movies, and had 216 seats on the main floor and 160 in the balcony. The 1940 population was 3,200.