“Empire of Light” - (R; 1 hour, 59 minutes) - Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema, from Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes. Starring Olivia Colman, Michael Ward and Colin Firth. Final show times Thursday, Jan. 19 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations - POSTPONED – The program with host Cherie Scott and guest Christian Hayes has been postponed due to illness. Information regarding a rescheduled date will be posted on Lincoln Theater’s website.
“Corsage” - (NR; 1 hour, 53 minutes - in German with English subtitles) - Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sissi’ celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elizabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, visiting former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against the hyperbolized image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; Saturday, Jan. 21; Wednesday, Jan. 25; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 26.
Coming soon: “The Seagull” – National Theater Live – Jan. 26 and 27; “EO” – Jan. 27, “Night Nurse” (1931) – Feb. 2 and 3.
Tickets are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime or in advance through the theater’s online box office at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $9 adult, $6 members and Youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Covid protocols available on the website. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!