Pittsfield Community Theatre

69 Main Street,
Pittsfield, ME 04967

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Bijou Theatre ... Pittsfield Maine

Opened in 1915 as Leger’s Theatre for showing silent movies. Remodeled and renamed Bijou in 1918. In 1929 sound was added. Closed in 1971. Purchased by bank and donated to theater group in 1975. Purchased by the town in 1978. Continues to operate as the only municipally owned theater in Maine. Features live performances and movies.

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kencmcintyre on May 11, 2008 at 12:23 am

Here are photos from 1955 and 1972, respectively:

Reallady on May 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Hi my name is Donna I run the Pittsfiled Community Theatre for the Town. We have now 262 Seats. We are still owned by the Town of Pittsfield. We are open at 7:30 every evening. We show first run movies. Right now we are fundraising to up date our sound system
concession area theatrical lighting and a whole lot more if you know any one that can help us out please email me.

Thank you

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for this theater when it was the Bijou; it’s Card # 425. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo dated Feb. 10, 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says it was remodeled in 1929, was showing MGM movies, and had 510 seats. The 1940 population was 3,300.

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