This week at Harbor Theater

Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:00pm

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

    Audiences have been raving about this bold and brassy version of the Elvis story, starring Austin Butler, who is sure to win an Oscar for melting into the role with such verve. Don’t miss it!

    “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). Final screenings:  7 p.m. on  Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14.

    “Where the Crawdads Sing”  – (NR; 1 hour, 33 minutes) -  From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) is 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. Also stars  Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr., and David Strathain.  Directed by Olivia Newman, screenplay by Lucy Alibar  based upon the novel by Delia Owens. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16,  Monday, July 18, 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m., Friday, July 22, 7 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m., Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 7 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17 & 24*. 

    *Read the Book; See the Movie”: Be part of the post-movie discussion led by Marion Coleman, Sunday, July 24 only. If you want to read or re-read the book before this screening, Harbor Theater has partnered with the  Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library to bring additional copies to the circulation desk! Please mark this special showing of “Crawdads” on your calendar.

    Coming soon: “Minions: The Rise of Gru” - July 29

    Now serving homemade ice cream from Boothbay Harbor's Ice Cream Factory! Currently serving five favorite flavors: chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, peanut butter, and blue moon (cotton candy flavor). 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.