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“Variety of shows”
Review of State Theatre

State Theatre
Ranked #59 of 150 things to do in Portland
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Variety of shows”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We saw a film festival featuring extreme outdoor experiences. The seats were comfortable, visibility excellent, acoustics fine. Never attended a concert here but would probably be good. Nice old building.

Visited February 2013
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Rockport
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good venue for concerts”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I've seen a few concerts here. Right in downtown Portland, a great place to walk around and then catch a show.

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Gorham, Maine
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Venue from Beatles to Opera”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

No other place in Portland Maine offers the variety of shows, well.... maybe Merrill Auditorium -- but his place is more "down home". I've seen Madame Butterfly here, as well as Bob Weir and Soulive. Also my friend Bill Picher playing the Mighty Wurlitzer organ for a silent movie. Great vintage architecture.


Visited December 2012
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Portland, ME
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Saw many shows here -- Smashing Pumpkins Excellent!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Great sounds and a lot of class. A perfect venue for most shows that come through here, and way more close knit than the big Civic Center shows.

Visited December 2012
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Washington, Maine
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great show performances, overwhelming security, no a/c”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Last night I went to see Dark Star Orchestra (a Grateful Dead cover band) with my husband. For the most part it was a great time! Awesome music and the atmosphere of the crowd was uplifting. :)

My only complaints were that it was very hot, as usual, so we found a nice spot in the the seats to ditch our jackets. Also, at one point my husband went to use the restroom and said they had two staff members standing RIGHT NEXT TO THE URINAL . . . watching everyone do their business. Meanwhile they conveniently let other people smoke nasty cigarettes in the corner. I thought that was strange . . .

Visited December 2012
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