Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre

410 Main Street,
Ogunquit, ME 03907

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Leavitt Theater at Night

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The Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre has been continously providing first run motion pictures to the town of Ogunquit since 1923.

This architecturally splendid summer theater seats 636 and boasts near-perfect acoustics, 1200 watts of modern sound, and a giant screen.

The theater still has its original seats and sloped wooden floor.

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 6, 2008 at 9:22 am

The correct address is 259 Main St., website http://www.leavittheatre.com/

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 26, 2008 at 10:31 am

This theater has been open for the 2008 summer season, showing current releases. However, it has a “For Sale” sign on it.

crownx on October 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Lost Memory..No It doesn’t look like it to me

JackCoursey on August 2, 2009 at 7:16 pm

2009 photos of the Leavitt Theatre: 1, 2, 3

jmorong on June 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Was in Ogunquit today (6/27/10) TOY STORY 3 was playing at the Theater. One show daily 8 PM. So still operational … i guess.

srainey on July 2, 2010 at 6:47 am

The owner has been trying to sell the building (which includes the theater and 2 small retail spaces) for several years. It is vastly overpriced for the location (no parking, no room for building expansion and in a location that becomes a wasteland once Labor Day hits). It will be difficult to make the financials work so that the building can continue operating as a theater if it sells anywhere near its asking price. Just patiently waiting for the price to come down while hoping that a developer doesn’t buy it and turn it in to condos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 14, 2010 at 3:41 am

The March 25, 1922, issue of the trade journal Domestic Engineering said that a Mrs. Libby, operator of a tea room in Kennebunk, intended to build a building with a movie theater and two stores in Ogunquit. Plans for the $25,000 project had been drawn by Kennebunk architect W.E. Barry.

gluciano on November 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

As a regular patron of the Leavitt, I can attest that they have been up and running, showing new blockbusters, movie classics, and hosting local film festivals & music entertainers. However, they are in need of new digital equipment. For anyone interested in keeping this fantastic theater alive, please help spread the word about their Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/HhQ8MO

MPol on December 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

What a nice-looking movie theatre! Although I don’t reside in Ogonquit, ME, I sincerely hope that they’re able to raise the necessary funds for going digital.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 25, 2015 at 11:56 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Leavitt; it’s Card # 417. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo dated March 30, 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says that the theater opened about 1926, was showing MGM movies, had 624 seats, and was a summer operation. A competing theater in Ogunquit was the Ogunquit Square Theatre. 1940 population was 2,100.

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