Town Hall Theatre

17 Maple Street,
Cornish, ME 04020

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Town Hall Theatre

The Cornish Theatre operated from about 1926 to at least 1950. It was last known as the Town Hall Theatre and closed in 1980.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 25, 2015 at 10:39 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has t he MGM Theatre Report for the Cornish; it’s Card # 358. Address is “Main St.” There is an exterior photo taken May 20, 1941. Condition is Poor. The report says that it opened in 1926, was not showing MGM movies, and had 400 seats. The 1940 population was 800. There is a note that the theater closed in 8/1950.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 25, 2015 at 10:58 am

The handsome town hall in Cornish was the gift of a resident named Pike and opened in 1926. The building is called Pike Memorial Hall, at 17 Maple St. However, the auditorium inside seems to be called “Town Hall Auditorium” or “Town Hall Theatre”. In the 1940s it was the Cornish Theatre with a sign outside with that name on it. As the Town Hall Theatre it operated right up to 1980 showing movies when it closed suddenly after a teen boy jumped off the balcony.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 27, 2015 at 10:31 am

The 1941 exterior photo on the MGM Theatre Report definitely shows the Pike Memorial Hall facade, so the Cornish Theatre was not a seperate building.

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