916 Main Street,
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The Waldo Theatre opened in 1937, designed by architect Benjamin Schlanger with an Art Deco interior with seating for 400 and a facade done in Colonial Revival style. The Waldo Theatre was renowned for its wonderful acoustics. The Cooney family operated the Waldo Theatre from its opening day until the late-1950’s, when the theatre was thereafter only used sporadically.
In 1981, it was purchased by a couple who began extensive renovations on the theatre. During its many years of disuse, the Waldo Theatre had fallen into severe disrepair. Since 1990, the theatre has been owned by the non-profit Waldo Theatre, Inc., and features a variety of peforming arts and live entertainment as well as classic movies.
The Waldo Theatre is once again the showplace of downtown Waldoboro.
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