This week at Harbor Theater

Sun, 05/05/2024 - 8:45am

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

    “Wicked Little Letters” -  (R; 1 hour, 40 minutes) - Set in a 1920s English seaside town, "Wicked Little Letters" is a riotous mystery comedy based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, following the antics of Edith (Olivia Colman) and Rose (Jessie Buckley). When deeply conservative English local Edith Swan and her rowdy, foul-mouthed Irish migrant neighbor Rose Gooding are implicated in a series of wicked letters, a national uproar ensues, leading to a trial. However, as the town's women, led by Police Officer Gladys Moss, investigate the crime themselves, they suspect Rose may not be the culprit. Wednesday, May 8, 2 p.m. (OCAP), Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.

    “Colman and Buckley know how to make this material sing, and there are moments when both actors managed to make me squeeze out an authentic tear or two, only to have me enthusiastically giggling a scene or two later.” – Sara Michelle Fetters,

    “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” - (R; 2 hours) - Based upon recently declassified files of the British War Department and inspired by true events, this is an action-comedy that tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming. The top-secret combat unit, composed of a motley crew of rogues and mavericks, goes on a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques. Ultimately their audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British Special Air Service (SAS) and modern Black Ops warfare. Directed by Guy Ritchie and co-written for the screen by Jerry Bruckheimer, stars Henry Cavill, Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, and more. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11, and Thursday, May 16; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 15 (OCAP).

    "This is a Guy Ritchie action-comedy through and through, which means it's going to be a stylish, cartoonishly violent, slick and relatively mindless popcorn movie. We'll take it." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

    “Challengers” - (R; 2 hours, 12 minutes) - Tennis player turned coach Tashi has transformed her husband, Art, into a world-famous Grand Slam champion. To snap him out of his recent losing streak, she enters him into a “Challenger” event, where he faces his former best friend and Tashi’s ex-boyfriend. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Challengers” stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach. Married to Art, who is struggling with his game, Tashi’s plan for his redemption takes an unexpected turn when he squares off against his former friend Patrick, portrayed by Josh O’Connor. As their pasts collide and tensions rise, Tashi must weigh the cost of victory. Opening Friday, May 17.

    Harbor Theater is open for 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday (OCAP – Open Caption Screening) and Sunday; shows Thursday through Saturday at 7 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.