This week at the Harbor Theater

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 1:45pm

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

“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. Final shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” - (R - some violence, sexual material, language; 2 hours, 12 minutes) An aging Chinese immigrant who can’t figure out how to pay her taxes is swept up in an insane and hilarious adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. Writer Jacob Hall of Film says: “A deceptively thoughtful movie, one that mixes the lowest of low humor with startling wit, raw and stylish action with heady science fiction ideas ... It's unlike anything you've ever seen. It's the best American movie in years, and certainly the best movie to hit theaters since the pandemic began.” Stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13; Saturday, May 14; Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19; and Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. (note early start to accommodate EOS film starting at 5 p.m.)

“Yes, the movie is a metaphysical multiverse galaxy-brain head trip, but deep down — and also right on the surface — it’s a bittersweet domestic drama, a marital comedy, a story of immigrant striving and a hurt-filled ballad of mother-daughter love.” -A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Raphael Revealed” – EOS – (NR; 88 minutes) - British Director Phil Grabsky will be at the theater to introduce his film and answer questions before the screening. Wine and cheese will be available in the lobby. Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome in 2021, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Raphael’s paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry, and prints. Director Phil Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance and includes unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited. One show, Sunday, May 15, 5 p.m.

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” – (PG; 2 hours, 5 minutes) - Gala Opening Night: Friday, May 20, doors open 6 p.m. for champagne and hors d’oeuvres, followed by costume contest! Tickets on sale online through May 13 online:  From award-winning creator Julian Fellows comes the new film set in the years 1928-29). The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the south of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess' newly inherited villa. There’s also a celebration as widower Tom Branson and maid Lucy Smith get married at Downton Abbey. And word has it that Lady Mary decides to make a “motion picture” at the grand estate. “Opens Friday, May 20 for two-week run.

Covid policy: In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are not required, but still highly recommended, especially as you enter and move around the theater. Theater capacity is now 100%, but please practice social distancing when choosing your seat.

Harbor Theater is open Wednesday through Saturday nightly at 7 with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $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.