Acme Theatre

Water Street,
Eastport, ME 04631

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Acme Theatre

Opened on October 17, 1908, the Acme Theatre served as a venue for movies and vaudeville until it burned down in 1940. Reports on seating vary from 180 at the time of opening to 500 at the close. There was a balcony.

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robboehm
robboehm on June 3, 2015 at 6:47 am

Uploaded a 1910 photo of the Acme

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

The Acme was one of several Maine theaters owned and/or operated in the early 20th century by Wilbor A. Shea, who had houses at Eastport, Lubec, Calais, and Pembroke.

The usually reliable Cinemadata project provides this page about the Acme Theatre, but some of the information on the page apparently conflates the Acme with another Eastport theater, the Memorial Opera House, which was also operated by Wilbor Shea. The Memorial Opera House burned down in 1913.

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