This week at the Lincoln Theater

Mon, 09/11/2023 - 12:00pm

Story Location:
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
United States

    “Oppenheimer” - (R; 3 hours) -  During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. Final showtime Thursday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.

    Meet Oscar Winning Filmmaker Alex Gibney -  Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney will discuss his extraordinary work as he shows an extended clip from “Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker”, his film about the triumph and disastrous life of the tennis sensation. The evening is a conversation with the audience about this and Gibney’s forthcoming projects. Questions will be moderated by Lincoln Theater Executive Director, Christina Belknap. Proceeds will benefit Central Lincoln County YMCA’s tennis program and its extensive outreach in schools encouraging youth tennis. Gibney has close ties to mid coast Maine having visited Marsh Island in Muscongus Bay for many summers. In addition to his Oscar, Gibney is the recipient of multiple Emmys and is an avid tennis player. His latest film In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon has been selected by the Camden International Film Festival for screening which is expected to sell out. The Paul Simon documentary has also been accepted to TIFF Special Presentation, Hamptons Centerpiece and London Int’l Film Festival. This evening with Alex in Damariscotta will be a unique and very personal opportunity to meet the accomplished filmmaker as well as contribute to the CLC YMCA’s youth tennis program. Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission. Presented by the Central Lincoln County YMCA.

    “Theater Camp” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 34 minutes) -  Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Molly Gordon star in this new original comedy as Amos and Rebecca-Diane — lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York. When clueless tech-bro Troy (Jimmy Tatro) arrives to run the property (into the ground), Amos, Rebecca-Diane and production manager Glenn (Noah Galvin) band together with the staff and students to stage a masterpiece, and keep their beloved summer camp afloat. Playing Friday, Sept. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday,  Sept. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday,  Sept. 17 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 20  and Thursday, Sept. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m.

    The “Legends & Lovers of Hollywood”  -Enrollment in Season Six of the Classic Film Club -  Host and Film Historian, Jeannie MacDonald, will take us on a journey through these classic couples over six films from October thru March. Enrollment at $55 per person includes admission to all six screenings, free popcorn, and a free beverage from the bar or concessions. This season’s lineup includes, “It Happened One Night,” “Roman Holiday,” “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “To Have and Have Not,” “The Bad and the Beautiful,” and “Casablanca.” Information on enrollment is available at or by grabbing a Classic Film Club brochure, available at the theater.

    Coming soon:  “Between Two Worlds - Sept. 22;  “Golda” - Sept. 29.

    Tickets are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime or in advance through the theater’s online box office at Movie tickets are $9 adult, $6 members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Information on all programs is available by visiting our website. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!