Due to tonight’s weather, the 7 PM showing of The Lego Movie has been CANCELLED.
The final showing is scheduled as planned, for Thursday, March 13 at 7 PM.
Please stay safe, and thank you for all that you do for the Center Theatre!
The matinee performance of Peter Pan JR.
on Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 PM
has been cancelled due to weather.
It has now been officially rescheduled to Thursday. Feb 20th at 7PM. (Please note this will preempt the evening showing of THE NUT JOB previously scheduled.)
If you have purchased tickets, please contact the box office to switch your tickets to another show. You now have four more chances to see the show this weekend. Thanks for your patience, and stay warm and safe!
For upcoming events at the Center Theatre, check out our revamped website at www.centertheatre.org.
As always, thank you for your continued support of the Center Theatre!
The Center Theatre for the Performing Arts in Dover-Foxcroft announced that they will be showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by donation the weekend of February 1st and 2nd. This will be the first time that the Center Theatre has shown a major new release by donation. Since its opening weekend, Catching Fire spent six weeks in the top ten movies nationwide and has grossed over 400 million dollars. The Center Theatre will be showing the film for one weekend only, on Saturday February 1st at 2pm and 5pm and Sunday, February 2nd at 2pm.
Angela Bonacasa, Executive Director of the Center Theatre, states that if this is well received, they may do it again when their schedule allows. “We still have to pay for the rights to show the movie, so we hope that movie-goers will donate a few dollars to offset the cost of the film, but it is a way we can show our appreciation for everyone who has supported movies at the Center Theatre over the years.”
For more information on the Center Theatre or its busy schedule of upcoming events, please call the 564-8943 or visit the theatre’s website at www.centertheatre.org. The Center Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center dedicated to making the arts a part of life in the Maine Highlands.
In March of 2013, Colby College Museum of Art announced that it would be distributing the artwork of the late Maine artist Bernard “Blackie” Langlais as a gift to nonprofit organizations with an interest in making them a historic part of their organizations. The Center Theatre requested and obtained several of these historic pieces, and has them on permanent display in the lobby of the theatre. Many of these pieces have never been exhibited publicly.
Langlais, who was born in Old Town, studied at the Corcoran School of Art, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Brooklyn Museum School, and received a Fulbright Scholarship to Oslo, Norway. He made a name for himself while living in New York in the 1950s, and was among a wave of artists who came to Maine in the 1960s in search of open space and inspiration. He is best known for his monumental wall reliefs and sculptures, including the 62-foot Abenaki Indian in Skowhegan.
After his death in 1977, his wife, Helen, maintained the Bernard Langlais estate, which included over 90 acres of land, approximately 30 major sculptures, and countless three dimensional pieces, sketches, and paintings. A number of oversized whimsical wooden sculptures dot the landscape at the sprawling estate. After Helen’s death in 2010, a portion of the collection was willed to Colby College, who then donated the collection and the estate to the Kohler Foundation. A portion of the Langlais estate in Cushing will become a public sculpture park, and many of the 3,000 pieces of art that remained in the estate have been given to nonprofit institutions in Maine and across the country.
“We are incredibly fortunate that Colby College and the Kohler Foundation saw the Center Theatre as worthy stewards of the Bernard Langlais legacy,” says Executive Director Angela Bonacasa, “and we are honored to provide a venue where anyone can come and view the works of such a prominent Maine artist. While we are primarily known for the movies, theatre, and the performing arts, we are supporters of the visual arts as well, and look forward to making his work available to everyone.”
To celebrate this new addition to the Center Theatre, there will be a reception in the Center Theatre lobby on Friday, January 31, at 7:00 PM. The reception is open to the public and will include food and drink, as well as a brief talk about the artist and the works on display, by local artist Alan Bray.