This week at Harbor Theater

“Oppenheimer” opens Friday, Aug. 4; Coming soon: “Barbie.”
Sat, 07/29/2023 - 8:45am

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

    “Asteroid City” - (PG13; 1 hour 45 minutes) - The new film from Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The French Dispatch”), starring Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks. The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. Final shows at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3.

    “Asteroid City is an absolute triumph, delivering in all aspects from its cinematography to its original score. Wes Anderson proves that he still has a lot more to say, as Asteroid City becomes one of his strongest in recent years.” – Rebecca Johnson, Film Focus Online

    “Oppenheimer” - (R; 3 hours) - “Oppenheimer” is an epic biographical thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Based on the 2005 biography “American Prometheus” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the film chronicles the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist who was pivotal in developing the first nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project, and thereby ushering in the Atomic Age. Cillian Murphy stars as Oppenheimer, with Emily Blunt as Oppenheimer's wife Katherine "Kitty" Oppenheimer, Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, a senior member of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The ensemble supporting cast includes Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek and Kenneth Branagh. Plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, Saturday, Aug. 5, Monday, Aug. 7, Tuesday, Aug. 8, Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Thursday, Aug. 10; one matinee at 2 on Sunday, Aug. 6.

    “This is a film with intelligence, purpose and historic value.” – Rex Reed, Observer

    Coming soon: “Barbie” - Aug. 18; “The Miracle Club” - Aug. 25.

    Harbor Theater is open 7 days a week: nightly at 7 p.m. with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices are available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand