This week at Harbor Theater

Tue, 09/05/2023 - 8:30am

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

    “The Miracle Club” - (PG13; 1 hour, 30 minutes) -  Set in 1967, “The Miracle Club” follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, outside Dublin, who win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. Just before their trip, their old friend Chrissie (Laura Linney) arrives in Ballygar for her mother's funeral. The women set out on the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie, a skeptical traveler, joining in place of her mother. Along the way, old wounds are reopened, forcing the women to confront their pasts even as they travel in search of a miracle. Final shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 7.

    “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” - (PG13; 1 hour, 32 minutes) - The original My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) followed the journey of Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a shy woman surrounded by boisterous personalities. Freshly turned 30, she works for her Greek immigrant parents in the family's restaurant, has always done so, and has little hope of achieving any of her other dreams. To overcome her parents' and her culture's expectations, Toula courageously enrolls in college to learn computer technology. This leads to her landing a new job and more independence. For the first time in her family's history, she also begins dating a kind, non-Greek man named Ian (played by John Corbett). Her big personal leaps lead to a whole new, happier her, true love, and of course, the titular big fat Greek wedding.

    In the second “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Gus and matriarch Maria get remarried (their original certificate was never signed), Ian and Toula renew their vows, and their daughter Paris goes to prom and then college. This movie starts after Gus’s death, and the family's observance of his final wish: for everyone to return to the village where he grew up and meet the cousins and friends he left behind.

    “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” is uproarious with much of the same family comedy and joy that made the first and second movies stand out. The films have always had beautiful and ahead-of-their-time messages for audiences about cultural acceptance, heritage, and tradition, as well as women's rights. In the third film, the Portokalos family takes a trip to Greece for a reunion with their extended Greek family—the final wish of patriarch Gus, who has passed away. (The real-life actor who played Gus, Michael Constantine, passed in 2021.) While Toula and Ian search for Gus's childhood friends, love blossoms between Aristotle and Paris (which is an unwelcome development to Paris, who had ghosted Aristotle before the trip), and Aunt Voula continues to be Aunt Voula, the most hilarious member of the Portokalos family. Showing at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Saturday, Sept. 9, Monday, Sept. 11, Tuesday, Sept. 12, Wednesday, Sept. 13, Thursday, Sept. 14; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10

    “Hangdog” - A free members only event - (NR; 93 minutes) - Anxiety-ridden Walt embarks on a desperate quest through Portland, Maine to retrieve his stolen dog, Tony, before his girlfriend, the more strait-laced Wendy, returns from a crucial business trip, or risk losing them both. One show only, Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.

    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.