“Minions: The Rise of Gru” – (PG; 1 hour, 27 minutes) - In this version, Gru (Steve Carell), long before he becomes the master of evil, is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions. Young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader -- the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3; Thursday, Aug., 4; Friday, Aug. 5; Saturday, Aug. 6; Monday, Aug. 8; Tuesday, Aug. 9; Wednesday, Aug. 10; Thursday, Aug. 11; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7.
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” – (PG; 1 hour, 56 minutes) - Based on the novel by Paul Gallico. A longtime widow and housekeeper, Mrs. Harris (Leslie Manville) finds her life desperately dull. One day, spying a Christian Dior dress in the closet of a woman she works for, she becomes obsessed with the idea of flying to Paris to buy herself a dress just like that believing it will turn her life around. She gets up the nerve to spend every penny she has on a plane ticket, and sets off for Paris...determined to make her dream come true. There are many, many obstacles along the way but our Mrs. Harris faces them all with spunk and optimism, warming the hearts of even the snobbiest French fashionistas. is a delight as Ada Harris. If you’re ready for a little frothy fun, this movie is just the ticket! One week only. Opening Friday, Aug. 12.
Coming soon: “Brian and Charles” – Aug. 19; Special Event: “Chinatown” – Aug. 21; wine and cheese 4:30 p.m. in the lobby prior to an introduction to the film by Ken Eisen, founder of the Maine International Film Festival and Railroad Square Cinema and a Q&A following the film.
Cool off in the theater’s air conditioning and enjoy homemade ice cream from the Ice Cream Factory! Choose from chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, peanut butter and Blue Moon (cotton candy).
Covid policy: The CDC still recommends wearing masks indoors around a crowd. Our all-fresh-air ventilation system, Merv-13 filters and thorough sanitation protocols offer a comfortable and safe atmosphere in which to enjoy the film. Please choose your seat with social distancing in mind.
Harbor Theater, at 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.
For more information about the theater and upcoming shows, visit https://boothbaycinema.org.