Free boat in, drive in, sit out movies

It’s back to the ’80s at three venues this month
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 5:00pm

    Harbor Theater is bringing you a three-day outdoor movie extravaganza with a giant pop-up screen, live music, food and drink (including popcorn and candy), and films for all ages on Thursday, Aug. 27, Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29; gates open at 6:30 p.m. All three events will be free and open to the public; first come, first served. This is our way to thank the community for its patience and support while the theater is closed due to COVID-19.

    Bring your car, your boat, your kids or just yourselves, and enjoy three days of movies under the stars. The 17’ x 30’ pop-up screen with enhanced sound will take you back to the days of Drive-Ins, and we’ve picked three 1980s movies to fit the mood: “Dirty Dancing,” E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” and “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

    The series starts off on Thursday, Aug. 27 with a “Boat-In” at Linekin Bay Resort and the 1987 hit “Dirty Dancing.” How can anyone forget “Baby,” the teenage daughter of guests at a summer resort (not unlike Linekin Bay Resort) who falls for a smooth floor show dancer doing The Dirty Boogie?

    Come by boat, grab a mooring, anchor offshore, or tie up to the dock. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. with food and drink available to purchase. The movie starts at dusk (around 7:30 p.m.). This is a boats-only event. You can bring as many people as will fit in your boat, but you must still practice social distancing and stay at least six feet away from any other boat. First come, first served.

    Second up, on Friday, Aug. 28, is “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” (1982) at Newagen Seaside Inn. E.T. is that ‘squashy little guy,’ the least threatening alien to ever hit a movie screen, who is found and hidden by a young boy determined to find a way to send him home. A classic for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood for adults.

    At Newagen Seaside Inn it will be lawn seating only on designated squares; come early at 6:30 p.m. to find your place. Live music, food and drink will entertain you until the movie starts at dusk (around 7:30 p.m.). First come, first served; 100-person State mandated limit. Social -distancing; masks required until seated.

    The last film in the series is the 1981 “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.” This will be shown at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort in Edgecomb; Drive-In only with a 50-car limit. Again, gates open at 6:30 p.m., live music, food and drink available to purchase, and the show starts at dusk. (7:30 p.m. or so).

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is the first of the Indiana Jones films, starring Harrison Ford as a soft-spoken archaeologist who lands in the Peruvian jungle in 1936 and runs into golden idols, boulders and snakes, always seeming on the verge of certain death. Later he returns in a race to discover the long-lost Ark of the Covenant, with German Nazis close on his heels. Be prepared for a night of adventure.

    All films are free, food and drink will be available to purchase, and live music will entertain you while you settle in for the movie at dusk. First come, first served at all venues.

    Donations will be accepted for local charities at each location.

    Thanks to Scott Larson for all his arrangements and offering Midcoast Hospitality Group venues for these events.

    For more information, call Newagen Inn at 633 –5242, Linekin Bay Resort at 633-2494 and Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort at 579-1800.