The Center Theatre
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The Center Theatre is a historic theatre and local landmark on Dover-Foxcroft’s Main Street. The theatre, which was built in 1940,today we operate as a non-profit community theatre. Our programs include first and second-run movies, documentaries, We also host live musical concerts, community events, and productions by local schools.
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Jay Dubs
Maine3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Places like the this are few and far between, especially in rural Maine. This revitalized and historic downtown venue offers everything from first run movies on 2 screens, vibrant and talented local thespians with top notch performances, children’s drama camps, and nationally known performers. They are even available for weddings or private showings, birthday parties, etc.

You can take your family to a movie, play, ballet, or concert and not break the bank. Concessions are reasonably priced & fresh. The last time I was there you could even opt for beer or wine.

As a small town non-profit, Center Theatre relies on its loyal volunteers as it supports the arts and community in countless ways. It’s Annual Whoopie Pie Festival is a world renowned event! Go for a movie or a show and you’ll probably return for the unique experience.
Written February 26, 2022
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Rick M
Dexter, ME127 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a great little theater. They generally show one current movie a week. They do offer a multitude of local talent and different things you don't get to participate in , in the bigger box theaters. Old timey feel to the place. Very reasonable prices so you don't have to take out a second mortgage to take the family out.
Written July 23, 2018
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Patricia V
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, United States3 contributions
Oct 2017
Great movies . Wonderful plays performed by young children in the area and by Academy. Many acts come to give us pleasure, from comedy to music to serious. Center Theatre is involved in many of the towns activities and is always there to help.
Written December 22, 2017
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virginiaf403
Milo, Maine3 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
I love going to the Center Theater since it is not far from home, all the seats are decent and the refreshments are good. I go as often as I can.
Written August 16, 2017
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Thank you for a great review!
Written August 17, 2017
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cptmumbles
1 contribution
Jun 2017 • Friends
Great small venue. Any seat is good and it doesn't get too hot. Can't wait to come back again. Line is a little long Pre show but not bad.
Written August 15, 2017
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Thank you so much for your review! We completely understand your sentiments about the long line for that particular event. We had a sold out show, of over 300 which caused a full lobby. Thank you for bearing with us during a full house we really pride ourselves on great customer service, so feedback is always welcome! Thanks again for your review!
Written August 17, 2017
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JAK155
Rhode Island7 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
I, my wife and three daughters spent the evening at the opening night of Nunsense at the Center Theatre. It was an upbeat, funny, happy and humorous look at life as a nun, in a comical way. The performers we wonderful and well prepared. The pit band and techies knew what they were doing, great job. The Theatre was beautiful, bringing you back to the days gone by, there are not too many of these theatres that operate as this does. I strongly suggest supporting your community theatre. We are from Rhode Island and enjoyed every minute of this production. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Written August 15, 2017
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Wow! Thank you so much for your kind review! We really take pride in our community theatre here in Dover-Foxcroft. It's really wonderful to hear that someone from "away" as we say, enjoyed their experience! Thank you again!
Written August 17, 2017
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Janice F
Sangerville, ME2 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Saw Nunsense on Sunday afternoon. Everyone did an awesome job. Wish the players had mics on. Beyond the second or third row it was very hard to hear.
Written August 15, 2017
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Thank you for your feedback! We had decided early on that if we place the band correctly the singers should be able to be heard without amplification. We've questioned that decision because we agree there are some points were audibility is an issue, but at this point we feel is too late in the process to complicate the production by adding mics into the mix. Please accept our sincere apology. We hope that you will return to enjoy another show in the future! Thank you for coming, and we are so glad you liked the show :-)
Written August 17, 2017
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Nicholas F
Parkman, ME84 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
What a wonderful splash of the arts and cinema where it is needed. To see a show or film for me would require an hour or more drive one way. This is right around the corner in the middle of Maine, and it is a gem.
Written August 12, 2017
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We are glad to be able to provide entertainment to our small community! Thank you so much for your review!
Written August 15, 2017
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jmackdaddy13
1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Family
Weather a live performance or a movie the Center Theatre is a great venue. Annual membership is inexpensive, and supports a authentic small town theatre. My family visits at lest once a month
Written August 10, 2017
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written August 15, 2017
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Melissa M
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Aug 2017 • Family
Our family loves Center Theatre! We love their movies, plays, shows and camps! We have rented their facilities for birthday parties with great success! Excellent and friendly staff.
Written August 9, 2017
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Thank you so much for your review! It's really great to have someone post about the rentals that we offer. We are so happy that your birthday party was a hit!
Written August 17, 2017
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