185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” - (Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 44 minutes) - Based on the runaway bestseller of the same name, the film is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. Final screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10.
“Official Secrets” - She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, “Official Secrets” tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the U. S. is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm's way. (Rated R for language); 1 hour, 52 minutes) Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11; Saturday, Oct. 12; Monday, Oct. 14; Tuesday, Oct. 15, Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17; and on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“The end result is a professionally made film that is whistle-blowingly relevant, starring an excellent actress who successfully comes in from her ‘Pride & Prejudice’ past.” - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
“Out of Africa” - (1985 - Rated PG,; 2 hours, 33 minutes) - Directed by Sydney Pollack. Winner of seven Oscars including Best Original Score by John Barry. Meryl Streep gives a memorable performance as strong willed Baroness Karen Blixen, living in Africa during the World War I. Beauty makes wild Africa the main character, among numerous talented actors including Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer. Free popcorn before the show. Wine and cheese reception after. $8/members and $10/non-members. Returns to the big screen at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 19.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“Blinded by the Light” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 58 minutes) - When teenager and music fanatic Javed discovers the back catalogue of Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen his world is turned upside down by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed must discover if he too is “Born to Run.” Final showings Thursday, Oct. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“The Magic of Conjuring Carol” - Family fun and magical entertainment for the opening of Pumpkinfest weekend. Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $5 at the door.
“Turandot” - The Met Live in HD - (3 hours, 22 minutes) - Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Puccini’s Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. Playing Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/members, and $5/youth 18 and under.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” - (Not rated; 25 minutes) - The original 1966 film. Free. Playing Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Pumpkinfest Pumpkinboat Regatta (Broadcast live) Monday, Oct. 14, approximate time: noon. Free event.
“Smallfoot” - (PG; 1 hour, 36 minutes) - The 2019 Pumpkinfest family movie is about a yeti named Migo who is convinced that a human known only as "Small Foot" is real and has to prove to his tribe that it does exist with the help of Meechee and the S.E.S - Smallfoot Evidentiary Society. Free event: Monday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.
Gordon Bok Concert - This benefit show is for, and presented by, the Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, raising money to support their Mission: to nurture spiritual growth, engage in justice, and love joyfully, without limits. Tuesday October 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 available at uumidcoast.org, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop and at the door.
“Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost” - Great Art on Screen - (1 hour, 30 minutes) - The legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Journey from Tahiti to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved. Playing Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Lincoln Theater Member, and $5 Youth 18 and under.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” - National Theatre Live - (PG-13; 3 hours) - Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. $15/adult, $13/members, and $5/youth 18 and under.