At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ https://boothbaycinema.org
“E.T. The Extraterrestrial” - Remember the alien in the closet, the finger on the shoulder, the boy on the bike with a blanketed E.T. on the handlebars riding in front of the moon? See Steven Spielberg’s classic 1982 film about fear, wonderment, danger, hope, friendship and love with your children and grandchildren. After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his big brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to hide E.T. in their closet. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. Also stars Dee Wallace as “the mom” of the three kids.
“E.T.” - rated PG - plays on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 23) at 7 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. (All tickets $6!)
“Victoria & Abdul” - Britain’s Dame Judi Dench, a 10-time BAFTA winner, Shakespearean performer (on stage and in film) has had a distinguished career, and as Queen Victoria, for a second time - she’s at the top of her game. She first portrayed Victoria in the 1997 film “Mrs. Brown.” Now, at 82, she plays the Queen Victoria in a film based on a (mostly) true story about her later friendship with Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk from India who arrives to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
Tired, snappish, and stern with her advisors (who accuse the Queen of dementia when she insists the young man join her personal staff), the Queen is soft, smiling and a bit giddy with Abdul as he teaches her Urdu and how to eat a mango. As her friendship deepens with the young Muslim mentor, Queen Victoria begins to see the world through different eyes, and eventually understands better the Empire over which she rules.
“Victoria & Abdul” plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, Saturday, Nov. 25 and Wednesday, Nov. 29; and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~ www.atthelincoln.org
“Victoria & Abdul” - The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Rated PG-13. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Sunday, Nov. 26, Wednesday, Nov. 29 (2 p.m. show with open captions), and Thursday, Nov. 30; plays at 4 (later matinee time) and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” And a visit from Santa! - Our annual visit for pictures with Santa followed by the free family film, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town.” High noon, Saturday, Nov. 25 at 12 PM. Presented in partnership with the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce.