This week at Harbor Theater

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 3:45pm

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

    “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 7 p.m. shows only on Wednesday, Nov. 29 and  Thursday, Nov. 30. All tickets are $8.

    Ringing in the holidays just became more fun for families this year! Harbor Theater is offering a week of varied holiday movies from musicals to animation to romantic comedy -  all at the special Family Ticket price of $20 for 5 family members, $8 for individuals.

    “Journey to Bethlehem” -  (PG; 1 hour, 38 minutes) - This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. One show: Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

    “Happy Feet” -  (2006 - PG; 1 hour, 48 minutes) - December’s Free Family Film brought to by the towns of Boothbay, Southport, and Boothbay Harbor. Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! Mumble (Elijah Wood), a young emperor penguin, lives in Antarctica. Like others of his kind, he needs to be able to sing to attract a mate, but he has a terrible voice…Don’t miss bringing the children to see this delightful toe-tapping film before welcoming Santa and Friends when they arrive in the Harbor at 3 p.m.! One show only: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. 

    “Meet Me in St. Louis” - (1944 -  NR, 1 hour, 53 minutes) - Though focusing on the 1902 St. Louis World’s Fair, it also encompasses the family’s activities from Halloween to Christmas and features Judy Garland singing “Have Yourself A Merry Christmas” to younger sister Tootie (Margaret O’Brien). Starring Judy Garland. Only one show: Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

    “Heidi” -  (2017 - PG13; 1 hour, 51 minutes) -  In this German-made version filmed in Switzerland, Anuk Steffen stars as an eight-year-old Swiss orphan whose aunt hands her off to her “mountain-dwelling grandfather,” then returns and takes her to live in the wealthy Sesemann household in Frankfurt, Germany as a companion to Klara, a sheltered girl in a wheelchair. Heidi is unhappy but makes the best of the situation, always longing for her grandfather. One show: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

    “The Holiday” - (2006 - PG13; 2 hours, 16 minutes) - The first Wednesday matinee of the season! Two women, one from the US and one from the UK, swap homes over Christmas/Hanukkah holidays after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local. Stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, and Eli Wallach. One show only: Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.

    “Holiday Inn” -  (1942; NR; 1 hour, 41 minutes) - The Family Holiday Festival ends on Thursday, Dec. 7 with a real classic in which Bing Crosby first sings Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Stars Bing and Fred Astaire in an Irving Berlin score with song and dance numbers for all the holidays of the year. One show only:  Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.

    “The Holdovers” - (R; 2 hours, 13 minutes) -  A curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school's head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da'Vine Joy Randolph). Opens Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

    Harbor Theater is open for 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday and Sunday; shows Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. CLOSED MONDAY & 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.