This week at the Harbor Theater

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:30pm

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

“Maybe I Do” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 35 minutes) – Final shows - An award-winning cast - Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey and William H. Macy - stars in this multi-generational romantic comedy. Michelle (Roberts) and Allen (Bracey) have reached the point in their relationship to take the next steps toward marriage. Thinking it is a good idea to invite their parents to finally meet, they set a dinner and make it a family affair. To everyone's surprise, the affair takes on a whole new meaning as the parents already know each other all too well -- they've been cheating on their spouses for months ... with each other. Trapped in this precarious predicament, they try to hide their dalliances from the kids while confronting their spouses' lovers head-on. Let the games begin! At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23.

“This understated ensemble piece, might raise some interesting questions on the nature of relationships, but the real pleasure comes from seeing a veteran cast getting stuck into a concisely scripted slice of drama.” - Martin Carr, We Got This Covered

“Unforgiven” – (1992; 2 hours, 10 minutes) – Final show - William Munny (Clint Eastwood - lead actor and director) is an old, retired gunman whose past misdemeanors would make the devil himself seem tame. Widowed and struggling to raise his two children on a paltry farm, he's tempted out of retirement for one last pay dirt job, the consequence of which provides violence - both physically and of the soul. When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff. Final show: Saturday, March 25, 2 p.m. Wear your Western gear to the Saturday matinee and earn a chance to win one Free Pass! All tickets $6.

“Unforgiven” was awarded four 1992 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Hackman) and Best Film Editing.

“Champions” - (PG13; 2 hours, 3 minutes) – “Champions” is based on the true story of Aderes, a team that has been aiming to win the Valencian Special Olympics for years. The story follows Marcus Markovich (Woody Harrelson), who coaches a minor-league basketball team in the hopes of one day making it to the NBA. However, he loses his temper and causes a commotion on the court as the game is being broadcast, leading to his dismissal. After being ridiculed by the media and humiliated by his colleagues, he ends up drinking heavily and crashes into a car on his way home. When he is arrested by police, the court sentences him to community service, which consists of coaching a Special Olympics basketball team. Although he reluctantly embraces the new position, it backfires when he realizes that the new team is not something he can change, let alone lead to the championship.

However, after a few encounters with each athlete and the supportive staff, he discovers more in common with each of them and acknowledges their respective talents. As he grows closer to each of them, he transforms into a protective barrier for these disabled people who encounter insults from strangers on a daily basis. Marcus, who used to mutter those insults under his breath in the past, grows as a coach and person after getting to know this new team and guiding them to victory. Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24; Saturday, March 25; Wednesday, March 29; Thursday, March 30; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

“Woody Harrelson offers a winning, low-key performance with a high feel-good percentage.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

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