Venture into any small town and you will most likely see the remnants of an old movie theater. Many are closed, victims of television, changing lifestyles and sprawling shopping malls with their multi-screen cinemas. Yet the nostalgia remains for that bygone era when horse and carriage brought folks to town to see the latest Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks or Harold Lloyd.
The Old Globe Theater, built in 1910 was originally a garage for horse and carriage and eventually served as the neighborhood movie theater until at least the 1950′s. The Patton family preserved the buildings history and brought it into the 20th century as a bistro, gift shop and cultural center, supporting local artists and musicians.
Under new ownership for seven years now, two local couples breathed new life into the 100 year old building in Historic Downtown Berlin. The group set to work in February of 2006 outfitting the building with a traditional kitchen, brand new Coppertop Bar and restored movie theater dining room. Now a sole proprietor Jennifer Dawicki remains true to the character of the building, hosting famous Murder Mystery Dinners and local art exhibits in The Balcony Art Gallery & Lounge, screening films including both major motion pictures filmed in Berlin, Runaway Bride and Tuck Everlasting. The stage hosts local, regional and national live music acts, The Globe Theater has always been at the Heart of Berlin and continues to provide the community with many cherished memories. We host several weddings a year, each unique and beautiful. (Ask to see our wedding pictures!) Please stroll through the building, sit down for a meal or a cup of coffee and enjoy what Berlin has to offer. Become part of history in the making. Welcome.