“Minions: The Rise of Gru” – (PG; 1 hour, 27 minutes) – Final two shows! After an absence of five years, those crazy little guys in their blue and yellow suits are on the screen again, giving us more of their gibberish and playful antics. The animated series, originally geared to young kids, has become a cult for teenagers, and even adults find them irresistible. Wednesday, August 10, 7 p.m., Thursday, August, 11, 7 p.m.
“Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris” - ( PG; 1 hour, 56 minutes) - This film is based on the novel by Paul Gallico that appears to have stepped right out of another era. A longtime widow and housekeeper, Mrs. Ada 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 it, 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 determined to make her dream come true! One week only: Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12; Saturday, Aug. 13; Monday, Aug. 15; Tuesday, Aug. 16; Wednesday, Aug. 17; Thursday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.
“It’s rare to find movies that value the mere idea of beauty, and this one—directed by Anthony Fabian—does so unapologetically.” – Time Magazine
“Brian And Charles” – (PG; 1 hour, 30 minutes) - An endearing outlier, Brian lives alone in a Welsh valley, inventing oddball contraptions that seldom work. After finding a discarded mannequin head, Brian gets an idea. Three days, a washing machine, and sundry spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and proves a charming, cheeky companion. Before long, however, Charles also develops autonomy. Intrigued by the wider world — or whatever lies beyond the cottage where Brian has hidden him away — Charles craves adventure. See it at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19; Saturday, Aug. 20; Monday, Aug. 22; Tuesday, Aug. 23; Thursday, Aug. 24; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.
“Made with genuine affection and innately British whimsy, this is really just an odd-couple comedy about two lonely blokes — one of whom has a ‘washing machine for a tummy’.” – Empire Magazine
Harbor Theater Special Event: “Chinatown” (1974) - 2 hours 11 minutes, Sunday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m. (one show only) - Wine and cheese served in lobby from 4:30 p.m. Ken Eisen, co-founder of Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, will introduce the film and stay after for Q & A. “Chinatown” was one of the hits of the recent festival celebrating MIFF's 25th anniversary. See special article about this screening in this arts section.
“Roman Polanski's American made film … shows him again in total command of talent and physical filmmaking elements.” – Variety
Cool off in the theater’s air conditioning and enjoy homemade ice cream from Boothbay Harbor's Ice Cream Factory!
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 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.