Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
EX 5 JUL 1988 FA-1
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negative
Exterior view of the Fine Arts Cinema, 627 Congress Street, from east. Afghan Restaurant (631 Congress Street) at left.
Formerly a Loews movie theater, the Fine Arts was primarily an X-rated theater through the 1970s and 1980s. The Fine Arts closed in 1998, and in 1999 the building became home to The Skinny (see photo at this link), a music club and lounge, followed by Geno's.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 5 July 1988
"Fine Arts Cinema, 1988" (1988). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 445.
Portland, Me., West End, Businesses, Congress Street