This week at Harbor Theater

“Where the Crawdads Sing”/with a special post-movie discussion July 24
Tue, 07/05/2022 - 7:45am

Story Location:
185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

    “Elvis” has been held over for one more week by popular demand!!

    “Elvis” – (PG-13; 2 hours and 39 minutes) - This is not your standard rock and roll biopic. Director Baz Luhrmann shakes it up with high energy and dazzling style, showcasing the talents of Austin Butler as Elvis with his sultry-smooth southern drawl and sexy hip gyrations that made millions of teenage girls swoon in 1957. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his overbearing and enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Continued screenings  at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Thursday, July 7, Friday, July 8; Saturday, July 9; Monday, July 11; Tuesday, July 12; Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

    “Those hips don’t lie, and Butler captures the smoldering physicality of Elvis the performer, as well as the playfulness and vulnerability that drove the crowds wild.” - A.O. Scott/NY Times

    “Where the Crawdads Sing” – (NR; 1 hour, 33 minutes) - From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

    Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya Clark, Taylor John Smith as Tate Walker, Harris Dickinson as “Chase Andrews,” Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr., and David Strathairn. Olivia Newman directs the screenplay by Lucy Alibar based upon the novel by Delia Owens. The film’s producers are Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Opens Friday, July 15, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m., Monday, July 18, 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m.

    Read the Book; See the Movie – special screening -Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Marion Coleman, Chair of the Special Events Committee of the Harbor Theater Board of Directors, will lead the audience in a discussion about what the screenplay got right and what it didn’t.

    For those who wish to re-read the book or read for the first time, the theater is partnering with the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. The library has ordered additional copies of “Where the Crawdads Sing” for you to check out. Please mark this special showing of “Crawdads” on your calendar, and let’s see how it feels to get the chance to really talk about the movie.

    On May 24, the Harbor Theater presented “The Earth as Blue as an Orange,” a film accompanied by speaker Paul Zalucky. The fundraiser event raised netted over $1,700 support for Help Ukraine 22. Zalucky, a resident of Southport, spent 28 years as a CIA officer, including bureau chief in Moscow, Kyiv, and Warsaw between 1984 and 2007, spoke about the ongoing war in Ukraine.

    Last week, the theater received an update concerning the organization’s efforts at civilian relief in the war-torn region. It seems that while Western media coverage of the war in Ukraine is declining, the conflict is intensifying with record casualties. With civilian casualties rising and more than 8 million internally displaced persons, Help Ukraine 22 is doing all they can to save Ukrainian lives. The $1,700 raised at Harbor Theater contributed to continued deliveries of humanitarian and medical supplies to the Donbass and Dnipropetrovsk regions, lodging for more than 2,000 internally displaced Ukrainians and efforts to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which will be prevalent for years into the future. Local help does produce global results.

    Now serving homemade ice cream from Boothbay Harbor's Ice Cream Factory! Choose from five favorite flavors: chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, peanut butter, and Blue Moon (cotton candy). Let us know your favorite flavor for future orders.

    Covid policy: CDC now recommends universal wearing of masks at all times when indoors. Let’s follow its advice and make this a safe place while the pandemic is still around us.

    Harbor Theater (185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor) is open nightly at 7 with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. Tickets will be sold at the concession stand. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.