At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:45am

 Harbor Theater

185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~

“American Made” - Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran Contra scandal.
Wrote Adam Graham for the Detroit News: “The story at times feels too wild, too crazy to be true, but that’s what makes it worth telling. “American Made” is a real whopper.” -
The final screening of “American Made” is Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.

“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.

“Loving Vincent” - Back by popular demand! Billed as the first ever hand-painted live action movie, Loving Vincent is actually an animated murder mystery that integrates Vincent Van Gogh’s landscapes and portraits with live-action footage of actors. The detective story investigates whether Van Gogh actually shot himself or was murdered. Narrator Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) takes Van Gogh’s last letter to Paris to his younger brother Theo, only to find out from the artist’s paint supplier Pere Tanguy (John Sessions) that Theo died shortly after his brother’s death. Tanguy fills him in on the history of Vincent’s transformation from an unemployed failure to the world’s most prolific impressionist painter. Playing at 2 and 7 Thursday, Nov. 30 and at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

Lincoln Theater

2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~

“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.