Town Hall

20 School Street,
Portage, ME 04768

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The Town Hall Theatre in Portage hosted a commercial movie operation from 1925. By 1946 it was known as the Pastime Theatre. It operated into the 1950’s.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Town Hall in Portage; it’s Card # 426. No street is listed. There is an exterior photo taken July 30, 1947. The report says the theater opened in 1925 and had 165 seats. The 1940s population was 773.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Portage and Portage Lake appear to be parts of the same community and have the same Zip Code. The Town Hall today is at 20 School St. The CinemaData Project page for the Town Hall theater points out that in the 1946 edition of the Film Daily Yearbook it was called the “Pastime Theatre”.

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