Lakewood Theatre (Images of America) by Jenny Oby

By Jenny Oby

starting as a humble vaudeville corridor within the Skowhegan-Madison trolley park, Lakewood Theatre has graced the southwestern shore of Lake Wesserunsett in Madison, Maine, because the flip of the twentieth century. below the masterful counsel of Herbert L. Swett, a Bangor local and Bowdoin graduate, Lakewood ultimately constructed right into a nationally well known playhouse that was once referred to as the “Broadway in Maine” through the hot York occasions in its heyday, from 1925 till global battle II. within the years following the battle, Lakewood used to be operated through Swett’s heirs and have become a digital who’s who of either Broadway and Hollywood, until eventually it approximately went darkish within the early Eighties. working this present day as a nonprofit group theater, Lakewood is the reputable kingdom theater of Maine and the oldest constantly working summer time theater within the country.

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