Explore planet Earth this holiday season

Posted:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Story Location:
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta  Maine  04543
United States

During Christmas vacation week, Lincoln Theater will present two free episodes daily of the amazing, award-winning BBC hit series, “Planet Earth” – which must be seen on the big screen.  Starting Tuesday morning Dec. 26 and showing each day through Saturday Dec.  30, episodes will be screened at 10 a.m and 11 am. 

As of its release in early 2007, Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced. Following the similarly monumental achievement of “The Blue Planet: Seas of Life,” this astonishing BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough and sensibly organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you'll ever experience.

The premiere episode, "From Pole to Pole," serves as a primer for things to come, placing the entire series in proper context and giving a general overview of what to expect from each individual episode. Without being overtly political, the series maintains a consistent and subtle emphasis on the urgent need for ongoing conservation, best illustrated by the plight of polar bears whose very behavior is changing (to accommodate life-threatening changes in their fast-melting habitat) in the wake of global warming--a phenomenon that this series appropriately presents as scientific fact. With this harsh reality as subtext, the series proceeds to accentuate the positive, delivering a seemingly endless variety of natural wonders, from the spectacular mating displays of New Guinea's various birds of paradise to a rare encounter with Siberia's nearly-extinct Amur Leopards, of which only 30 remain in the wild.

For additional information, visit the theater’s website at www.lcct.org or give the theater a call at 207-563-3424.