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*Our 2019 summer schedule of FREE "Friday Night Live" events with outdoor films and concerts every Friday night will be announced by March 31.   

About Us

Hello, and thank you for wanting to learn more about us.


Gateway Milbridge is a non-profit 501c3 designated organization formed to assist with a downtown cultural and economic revitalization effort for Milbridge through a variety of community focused projects.  Our members are local volunteers, and a priority is to "Bring Back the Milbridge Theatre."


Our vision is for Milbridge to be an open, welcoming, stimulating, and engaged community that is healthy for our youth and encourages people to call Milbridge their home.  


After detailed input from communities across the area, our largest program is rebuilding and reopening the Milbridge Theatre as a modern, full-service Theatre and Community Arts Center providing a flexible venue and much-needed community gathering space for performances, cultural arts, educational programming, and film. We operate a newly constructed, seasonal, outdoor stage at the theatre's downtown site, featuring programming free of charge to the public. We also initiated and maintain several ongoing downtown beautification projects, and we take the lead role in organizing our community's annual "Holidays on Main Street" event, and our community's annual civic celebration, "Milbridge Days".


You can get a quick overview of the project through our Project Fact Sheet and more information can be found in the Project Details section of our website.


The outdoor programming we're already providing has strong, tangible results. These results will expand much further by building a new, indoor facility offering expanded year-round artistic, cultural, and educational programming opportunities that are not weather dependent.  The rebuilt Theatre and Community Arts Center will benefit residents of diverse demographics in the rural Downeast region between Ellsworth and Lubec.  It's a key part of creating a healthy, vibrant, thriving community by providing much-needed educational programming, family/youth involvement, student internships, community gathering opportunities, enhanced civic pride, and cultural/economic stimulus.


We hope you will help us rebuild and reopen the Milbridge Theatre.


We are pleased to be working in close cooperation with the Maine Association of Nonprofits, the Maine Community Foundation, and The Maine Philanthropy Center.  We sincerely appreciate their support!