Skowhegan Opera House

225 Water Street,
Skowhegan, ME 04976

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Skowhegan Opera House

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The Opera House is operated by the town and is a municipal building operating since 1909. It was screening movies by 1941. It was listed as (Closed) in 1943, but had re-opened as a movie theatre by 1950.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

As of 1897 there was an earlier opera house in Skowhegan. It was called the Coburn Opera House, had 855 seats, and was on the second floor. I don’t know the address; it was run by Charles Fairbrother.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Address seems to be good, but can’t find the building on the Google Map, can anyone help?

Movies till 1955?

Owners:

1950 Lockwood and Gordon Enterprises Inc.?

1955 Daytz Theaters and Lockwood and Gordon Enterprise Partnership of Boston?

spectrum
spectrum on October 19, 2010 at 8:23 am

The address is 225 Water Street.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Opera House; it’s Card # 445. Address is “Main St.” (incorrect). There is an exterior photo dated May 22, 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says it opened in 1914 abd was showing MGM films. There were 550 orchestra seats and 360 balcony, total 910. A competing theater was the Strand (however, a report was not filled out for the Strand). The 1940 population was 7,100.

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