Century Theater

13 Hall Street,
Fort Kent, ME 04743

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Century Theater

Built alongside the Savoy Theatre which was subsequently demolished. The Century Theater was opened in 1969 in downtown Fort Kent near the New Brunswick border in the far north of Maine. It’s a single-screen house judging by the movie dates and times displayed in a photo of the facade. It has a balcony where there is preferred seating for members of the theater’s Century Club. At least some of the seats have tables because pizza and other food and drinks are available. The Century Theater was remodeled and reopened in May 2014 newly refurbished and with new digital projection equipment.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

Someone wrote on Facebook page something like “The theater looks beautiful. I’m so glad we have a movie theater in Ft. Kent.” I don’t know what the seating capacity is but I will guess that it’s about 400 ? They have a website: fortkentcenturytheatre.com , but it’s just a simple site with not much info, and no contact box.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

In addition to 13 Hall St., I have also seen 8 Hall and 10 Hall St. CinemaTour says that the Century is the old Savoy Theatre. But CinemaData says that the old Savoy was demolished and the Century build later, apparently on the same site. (But I have Pine Street as the address for the Savoy, and there is a Pine Street downtown). The Savoy was a wood-frame 2-story building with a peak roof and a one-story addition in front; the Century looks similar but it’s masonry construction, 2-stories, with a rounded roof and a 2-story addition in front. Although they have the same general size and shape, it seems unlikely that the Savoy and Century are the same building.

jmadore
jmadore on January 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm

I am the current manager of the Century Theater. The information displayed on this page is severely inaccurate. Let me update you:

The Savoy Theater, which was located next door in what is now the current parking lot, began showing movies in 1917. In 1969 the Century opened right next door and the Savoy was demolished. In a way, you could say we are the old Savoy theater; just reconstructed on the same lot with a new name. We are a single screen house for now but plan on expanding sometime in 2017/2018. We have recently been able to show multiple first run movies. Our theater does not have a website as we find social media is the best outreach, which is where you can also contact us or at 207-834-4242. After a brief closure, the theater was remodeled and reopened in 2014. The current photo on this website is outdated as the exterior of the building has been remodeled as well. Some of our seats do have tables for pizza in the back of the theater.The seating capacity is 303.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 4, 2017 at 10:04 am

jmadore- thanks for providing update and additional information. At the time I set this page up I wrote to the theater mgr for more info, but never received a reply.

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