“Downton Abbey: A New Era” - (PG; 2 hours, 4 minutes)- From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes this 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. See it at Lincoln Theater and enter our drawing to win a basket of Downton-themed merchandise, including the “Official Downton Abbey Cookbook!” Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, Thursday, June 2, Friday, June 3, Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9; also plays Saturday, Jun 4 at 7 p.m.; Sunday Jun 5 at 2 p.m.
“The Met Live in HD presents: Hamlet:” - (Estimated running time: 3 hours,15 minutes w/ one 30-minute intermission) - When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, brings his acclaimed staging to the Met. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and John Relyea as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. Pre-opera talk by Dr. Achter at 11:45 a.m. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/ members and $5/youth 18 and under.
Coming soon: “Everything Everywhere All At Once” - June 10; “The Ninth Symphony Ballet” - by Maurice Béjart - June 11; “The Duke” - June 17
Tickets are available at the door starting 30 minutes before showtime or online in advance through the theater’s website at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $8/adult, $6/members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Theater’s Covid protocols available on the website. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater Street in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!