The Waldo Theatre, at 916 Main St., Waldoboro, is hosting its second in a series of new movie nights with a screening of the adventure-comedy “Back to the Future” Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.
The Waldo was commissioned in 1936 as a state-of-the-art movie house and opened in 1937 with a screening of “Pennies from Heaven” starring Bing Crosby. After closing in 2014, the historic building was saved and renovated by local community members beginning in 2017. Thanks to volunteers, generous donors, and the installation of new technology, The Waldo recently reopened as a performing arts center offering live music, theatre, educational programs, and now movies. “Back to the Future” will transport audiences back to the 1950s when The Waldo was showing multiple movies a week.
The Waldo is keeping up-to-date with CDC COVID-19 recommendations for Lincoln County. Masks are currently required for audiences members, volunteers, and staff.
Adult tickets are $8 online in advance and $10 at the door; youth tickets (up to age 17) are $5. This movie is rated PG and some material may not be suitable for children.
For tickets and a schedule of upcoming movie nights, including some holiday favorites visit https://waldotheatre.org/pages/movies