Gayety Theater

52 Main Street,
Van Buren, ME 04785

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STAR (GAYETY) Theatre; Van Buren, Maine (1937).

The Star Theater opened in 1920. After a fire in 1924, the building was renovated and reopened as the Gayety Theater. It remained open until the early-1980’s. For a time it was the home of Dayton’s Restaurant in Van Buren.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Gayety in “Van Buran”; it’s Card # 452. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo taken April 10 ,1941. Condition is Good. The report says it opened in 1937 (perhaps that was a remodeling), that it was showing MGM movies, and had 600 seats. The 1940 population was 5,300.

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