Auburn Theater

78 Court Street,
Auburn, ME 04210

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The Auburn Theater was apparently located on Court Street in Auburn, ME. It was opened in October 1928. It was closed in 1954 and was demolished around 1961.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm

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Opened October 1, 1928, PERHAPS closed in 1954, PERHAPS opened again in 1958 and closed again in 1959?

The Maine & New Hampshire Theaters Company of Boston owned this theater from 1930-1961?

If we don’t know an address, how do we know the building is demolished?

It would be great if someone could answer the question marks?

Cinemalover
Cinemalover on May 30, 2010 at 9:54 am

Check out 150 Court St. as an address as looks it looks like an old theater style building from Google Street View

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

The Auburn Th. in Auburn Maine is listed as part of the Maine @ New Hampshire Theatre Co. of Boston in the 1942-43 edition of the Motion Picture Almanac.

spectrum
spectrum on August 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

Checked out Google. I don’t see anything that looks like a former theatre. There’s a large brick building that looks like a former fire station, and a couple small commercial buildings. Across the street is a parking lot.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

October 1st, 1928 ad posted here.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report card for this theater, it’s Card # 390.There is an exterior photo dated May 1941. Address is Court St., and they call the town “Lewiston Auburn”.Condition is Good. The theater is over 15 years old, and was showing MGM films. There were 760 orchestra seats and 390 balcony, total 1,150.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 22, 2015 at 12:58 am

An article about the demolition of the Strand Theatre in Lewiston and the possible demolition of the Auburn Theatre appeared in the February 4, 1961, issue of the Lewiston Evening Journal (Google News. A photo can be seen on this page of the same issue.) The article said that the Auburn Theatre had been closed since 1954, and was currently owned by the local municipal parking authority which intended either to convert the building to indoor parking or demolish it to make way for a conventional parking lot.

A 1928 photo of the Auburn Theatre is here.

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