Calling all Harry Potter fans! Did you miss the films when they were on the big screen, or wish you could see them again? Now is your chance. Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater and the Stories to Screen program are bringing all eight Harry Potter films to the big screen on Saturday mornings beginning April 13. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, all eight films will be shown for free at 10 a.m. - with the exception of “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” which will begin at 9 a.m. Galloping gargoyles!
Based on the award-winning book series by J.K. Rowling, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley), the films tell the story of an 11-year-old orphan who lives with his Aunt and Uncle - the miserable Dursleys and their abominable son, Dudley. His room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But then a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And there he finds not only friends, flying sports on broomsticks, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if he can survive the encounter. Throughout the series, Harry learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.
The Harry Potter films were some of the highest grossing films of all time, a success among critics, and received a total of 12 Academy Award nominations between them. Please mark your calendars, and join us for this family friendly adventure, from the cupboard under the stairs to the search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes and the effort to destroy the Dark Lord once and for all!
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (PG), the first in the book and film series, will be shown Saturday, April 13; “The Chamber of Secrets” (PG) plays Saturday, April 20; “The Prisoner of Azkaban” (PG) plays Saturday, April 27; “The Goblet of Fire” (PG-13) plays Saturday, May 4; “The Order of the Phoenix” (PG-13) plays Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. (please note the early show time for this film).
On Saturday, May 18 it’s “The Half Blood Prince (PG); “ The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (PG-13) plays Saturday, May 25 with the final film,” The Deathly Hallows – Part 2” (PG-13) playing Saturday, June 1.
Reading the books is not required to attend and enjoy the films. More information on each film is available on the theater’s website at www.lcct.org or by calling the Lincoln Theater office at 563-3424 during office hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.