Camden Opera House

29 Elm Street,
Camden, ME 04843

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The Camden Opera House opened on June 6, 1894. In the early-1900’s the theatre did offer short story movies.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 20, 2010 at 7:51 am

The Camden Opera House is listed under Camden in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. The Mgr was W.V. Lane, and it is listed with 800 seats. The proscenium opening was 22 feet square, and the stage was 30 feet deep. It says that the auditorium was up on the second floor. There was a weekly newspaper which published on Fridays, and there was one hotel for show folks, the Bay View House. The nearest railroad was at Rockland, and there was an electric trolleycar which connected there. The 1897 population of Camden was 5,000.

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