This week at the Harbor Theater

Tickets online for the Downton Abbey Opening Night Gala/Fashion Show May 20!
Mon, 04/25/2022 - 12:00pm

Story Location:
185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

“Fantastic Beasts - The Secrets of Dumbledore” – (PG-13: fantasy, action violence; 2 hours, 23 minutes) – Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Katherine Waterston, Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law. Final screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28.

“The Automat” – (NR; 1 hour, 59 minutes) - Take a nostalgic trip back to the days of ‘The Automat’ with Mel Brooks and other celebrities who remember with great affection Horn and Hardart’s chain of cafeteria-style restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia in the early 20th century. See article elsewhere in this section of the Register. Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29; Saturday, April 30; Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5. Also at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

“The Duke” – (R – language and brief sexuality; 1 hour 36 minutes) - In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly - he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge - Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage - how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale. Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent. Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6; Saturday, May 7; Wednesday, May 11; Thursday, May 12; and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

Coming soon: “Everything Everywhere All At Once” – May 13; “Downton Abbey” - May 20; tickets at

Harbor Theater has updated its COVID policy: proof of vaccination no longer required, masks are highly recommended, especially when arriving and moving around. Masks and hand sanitation are still available in the lobby. The ventilation system (continuous fresh air, Merv-13 filters) and sanitation protocols provide a safe and secure atmosphere.

The Theater is open nightly Wednesday through Saturday at 7; Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee only. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. Tickets will be sold at the concession stand. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.