“Afire” - (NR; 1 hour, 43 minutes - In German with English subtitles) - While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon and photographer Felix are surprised by the presence of Nadja, a mysterious young woman staying as a guest at Felix’s family’s holiday home. As Nadja and Leon grow closer, an encroaching forest fire threatens the group and tensions escalate when a handsome lifeguard and Leon’s tight-lipped book editor also arrive. Christian Petzold’s acclaimed latest was the winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Final showtimes Thursday, Aug. 24 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 43 minutes) - Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Saturday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Aug. 30; plays at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 31.
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” is a ridiculously good time.” -RogerEbert.com
“Best of Enemies” - National Theatre Live - (3 hours) - In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal. During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever. Starring David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek). Playing for two screenings only, Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adult, $13 member, and $5 youth 18 and under. Presented in partnership with First National Wealth Management and First National Bank.
Coming soon: “Barbie” - Sept. 1, Free documentary: “Our American Family” - Sept. 7, “Oppenheimer” - Sept. 8
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 and $6 for members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Information on all programs available by visiting our website. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in Damariscotta. Curtain going up!