“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. Final show Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.
“The Seagull” - National Theatre Live - (3 hours) - Join us for this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness in a version by Anya Reiss and directed by Jamie Lloyd. A young woman, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones). Two screenings only Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 members, $5 youth 18 and under.
“EO” - (NR; 1 hour, 28 minutes in Polish, Italian, English and French, with English subtitles) - EO, a gray donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside in a journey marked by absurdity and warmth in equal measure. Legendary filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, placing the viewer directly in the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist. Playing Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.
Coming soon: “Night Nurse” – (1931) – Feb. 2 and 3; “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” – Feb. 3; “The Fabelmans” – Feb. 10
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. Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!