At the Theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

Harbor Theater

185 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~

“Blade Runner 2049”  - Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Last show Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

“Blade Runner 2049 is terrific, a worthy heir to one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time." - The Atlantic.

“Blade Runner 2049,” Rated R,  plays  Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

“Chariots of Fire” (1981) - Based on a true story, “Chariots of Fire” is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. As compelling as the racing scenes are, it's really the depth of the two main characters that touches the viewer, as they forcefully drive home the theme that victory attained through devotion, commitment, integrity, and sacrifice, is the most admirable feat that one can achieve.

This powerful film won four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. Wrote Kate Muir for the U.K. Times, "From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of hope and elation, backed by Vangelis's now famous anthem, the film is utterly compelling,”
“Chariots of Fire” is rated PG. It plays Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.. Thursday & Friday matinees all tickets $6.

“American Made”  -  Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, (Tom Cruise) is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.

“American Made” is a smart, nervy film, a very modern entertainment made with energy, style and a fine sense of humor," - Los Angeles Times

“American Made" is rated R and plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 and  Saturday, Nov. 18; on Wednesday, Nov. 22 ; and Sunday,  Nov. 19 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Lincoln Theater

2 Theater Street, Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~

National Theatre Live: “Follies” - Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live from the London stage.  New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. With a cast of stars including the amazing Imelda Staunton.  Run time: 2 hours, 35 minutes; no intermission. Playing Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m only. 

“Wonder of the World” - A  Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT) production.  The focal heroine of this adult comedy is Cass (Nanette Fraser), who decides that her marriage to Kip (Stephen Wallace) has not developed into the perfect picture she'd expected. So, armed with a yard-long list of goals that she hopes to reach, Cass leaves for Niagara Falls--which locale, of course, symbolizes marital promise. On the way to her new life, she meets Lois Coleman (Jennifer True), an alcoholic intent on barreling over the falls to spite her estranged husband. Temporarily distracting Lois from her proposed demise, Cass also encounters a series of zany townspeople (Suzanne Rankin) and befriends Captain Mike (Will Fraser), who pilots the famous Maid of the Mist tour boat and more than reciprocates her friendship. While she and the Captain are becoming better acquainted, Cass is clumsily pursued by Karla (Lee Page) and Glen (Gordon Adams), a pair of married detectives whom Kip has hired to find her. Show runs 2 hours; 15 minutes; one intermission. Show times:  7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov;  Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

The Met Live in HD: “Adès' The Exterminating Angel” -  A Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel. It opened to rave reviews and was noted to be a “must-see.” Broadcast live from New York, on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.

“Loving Vincent” -  The world's first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history's most celebrated artists. Rated PG; run time: 1 hour, 59 minutes. Playing Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and on Tuesday,  Nov. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m.