185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“Knives Out” - (PG 13, 2 hours, 10 minutes) - Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in this fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, “Knives Out” is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Final screenings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 20.
“1917” - (Rated R, 1 hour, 40 minutes) - At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers--Blake's own brother among them. Hailed as an impressive technical achievement, “1917” is the winner of three Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Mixing. Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; Saturday, Feb. 22; Sunday, Feb. 23 and Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“It's a tense, unnerving ride that accomplishes its goal of translating the first-person experience of war better than any war movies that have come before it. It's a level up.” - Adam Graham, Detroit News
‘The Pollinators” - (NR, 1 hour, 41 minutes) - Sponsored by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG). Our complex food system rests on the wings of the honey bee and the commercial beekeepers that move them from farm to orchard pollinating the crops that produce the food we eat. This is that cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees that’s indispensable to the feeding of America.
Doors open at 5 p.m. CMBG’s CFO/COO and Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes will give a brief introduction prior to the screening on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. Appetizers, concessions and a cash bar will be available before the film begins as well. Tickets, $10/adult, $8/child, are available at CMBG’s website, www.MaineGardens.org, or at the door - cash only.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” - (Not Rated; 1 hour, 23 minutes) - In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, in fact, before anyone, man or woman had made such a trip, 23-year-old Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to become the first person in the world to study animal behavior in the wild on that continent. When she returned home a year later armed with ground-breaking research, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved much harder to overcome. In 1972, having published 20 research papers as an assistant professor of zoology at University of Guelph, the Dean of the university, denied her tenure. She couldn't apply to the University of Waterloo because the Dean there told Anne that he would never give tenure to a married woman. This was the catalyst that transformed Anne into a feminist activist. Playing Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.
“1917” - (R; 1 hour, 59 minutes) - Winner of 3 Oscars at the 2020 Academy Awards; Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing – “1917” is one not to be missed on the big screen. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake's own brother among them. From Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall), and also starring Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Andrew Scott (Fleabag), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock). Playing Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with J. Edward Knight & Co.
“Swan Lake” - (2 hours, 45 minutes) - The Bolshoi Ballet - Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece, and the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon, returns - captured Live at the Bolshoi Ballet. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see. Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Playing Sunday February 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 adult, $13 theater member, and $5 youth 18 and under. Tickets go on sale at noon - none will be sold in advance.
“Grease” Sing-A-Long (PG-13; 1 hour, 50 minutes) - Chase away the winter blues with some Summer Lovin’ at the Lincoln Theater. Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is going back to school in swinging, singing style! A newly restored print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, “Grease” (1978), to the big screen as a sing-along. We’re hopelessly devoted to bringing this classic musical to the big screen. Join Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie, and the whole gang with your own crew of T-Birds and Pink Ladies for a carnival ride back to those amazing summer nights – why, it could be “Greased Lightnin’!” Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jeff Conaway, and more. Directed by Randal Kleiser. Playing Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.