Braden back in business

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm

PRESQUE ISLE, ME — With three screens and some slightly less mainstream fare, the Braden Theatre is back and appreciated by a new audience.

The Braden Theater has been vacant for quite some time now. Arlen Dow had an itch to invest in a new business. Chris Dow, the former 12 year assistant manager for FYE, was getting tired of waiting for a movie theater to open up in town. With Arlen’s drive for something new, and Chris’s drive to introduce some culture into Aroostook County, Presque Isle became blessed with a brand spankin' new theater.

The Braden has three classically styled viewing rooms. One holds 144 springy red cushioned seats, the other 161, and the largest holds 171. The theater has radiant heating.

“Having the floors heated makes it very comfortable in here. The floors are warm, so the seats are warm, and it saves on energy costs, too,” Dows said.

For more of the story, visit the University Times.

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