Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

20 Main Street,
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04481

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Center Theatre for the Performing Arts (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run), Performing Arts

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Center Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 207.564.8943

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Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

Center Theater is an Art Deco style movie house built in 1943 to serve the small town of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and surrounding communities. The theater operated until the mid-1970’s. A non-profit organization, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, was created in 1998 and began raising funds for the purchase and restoration of the building and raised close to a million dollars. Center Theatre is a community resource, acting as a venue for live stage performances and film.

Contributed by R. N. Winters

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myrtcat1 on October 1, 2004 at 4:46 am

attended the center theater as a child when, in the 40’s and 50’s, prior to TV, it was my window to the world…last week attended a noel coward review at the old theater…many thanks to those who have restored the “center” to our community

BHallJr on December 3, 2004 at 5:25 pm

Please get a photo.

rnwinters on December 9, 2004 at 6:15 am

photos are available on request….contact

Cinemalover on June 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

pretty impressive for such a small theatre to be able to offer first run movies. Looks like it’d be a unique theatre to try to go to some time

50sSNIPES on December 4, 2023 at 3:24 pm

The Center Theatre opened its doors on June 13, 1940 with a one-day showing of Ray Milland in “The Doctor Takes A Wife” along with a couple of short subjects (including a soundie on Vincent Lopez and his Orchestra), with an original capacity of 600 seats.

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