For Maine Lakefront Vacationers There's "Magic" in Bridgton
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
If you are among the fortunate and have a history of summer vacations in the Lakes Region area, or if you have recently discovered this area for the first time, you are probably already acquainted with our local movie theater, the Magic Lantern. Situated in downtown Bridgton, alongside Steven's Brook, the newest version of "the Magic" is a welcome addition to Main Street, Bridgton. With three screens and a pub, this theater has gone a long way in helping to revitalize downtown Bridgton. Its predecessor was housed in a building that was razed to provide room for the new version. The old building was literally sinking into the ground and there was no helping it, so down it came. The town voted to provide tax incentives for the construction of a new theater and worked with the owners to pr...