This week at Harbor Theater

Free Family Film “Paddington” Saturday, Nov. 25; Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Fri, 11/17/2023 - 8:45am

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

    “What Happens Later” - (R; 1 hour, 45 minutes) - Ex-lovers Bill (David Duchovny) and Willa (Meg Ryan) get snowed in at a regional airport overnight. Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to and annoyed by one another as they did decades earlier. But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to the dreams they once shared, they begin to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

    “The Big Chill” - (1983; R; 1 hour, 45 minutes) - This compassionate “comedy of values” probes the growing pains of seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart and then reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Harold (Kevin Kline) has “grown up” to be a running-shoe magnate; Michael (Jeff Goldblum), a gossip magazine journalist; Sam (Tom Berenger), TV’s hottest private eye; and Nick (William Hurt), a drug dealer. Among the women, Sarah (Glenn Close) is a doctor; Meg (Mary Kay Place), a lawyer; and Karen (JoBeth Williams), a wife and mother in the suburbs. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to reevaluate his or her life and re-establish their bond. Two shows only at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25.

    “Paddington” - Free family film - One show only - (2014; PG, 1 hour, 40 minutes) - A young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way from the Peruvian rainforest to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington’s amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide. Free admission and free popcorn! 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. This film was generously sponsored by the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport.

    “Sleepless In Seattle” - (1993; PG; 1 hour, 45 minutes) - After the death of his wife, Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves to Seattle with his son, Jonah (Ross Mallinger). When Jonah calls in to a talk-radio program to find a new wife for his father, Sam grudgingly gets on the line to discuss his feelings. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a reporter in Baltimore, hears Sam speak and falls for him, even though she is engaged. Unsure where it will lead, she writes Sam a letter asking him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. One show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. All tickets for this film $8.

    “Good Will Hunting” - (1997; R; 2 hours, 7 minutes) - Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). Two shows only: 7 p.m. on  Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Thursday, Nov. 30. All tickets for this film $8.

    Harbor Theater is open Wednesday through Sunday: nightly at 7 p.m. with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 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