This week at the Harbor Theater

Sun, 12/17/2023 - 8:45am

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

    “Maestro” -  (R; 2 hours, 9 minutes) - “Maestro” is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. Directed by Bradley Cooper, from a screenplay he wrote with Josh Singer, the film was produced by Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Cooper, among others. The film stars Cooper as Bernstein alongside Carey Mulligan as Montealegre. Maestro premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 2, 2023, where it was nominated for the Golden Lion. Final shows: Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. (OCAP) and Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.

    "Maestro is Mulligan’s movie, and she is its roaring heart. The poise with which she holds sweetness, sacrifice, denial, love and rage within herself is exquisite.” – Pippa Bailey, New Statesman

    “Napoleon” - (R; 2 hours, 38 minutes) - “Napoleon” is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed. Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22,  Saturday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 28; shows at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 27 (OCAP).

    “Napoleon is consistently surprising partly because it doesn’t conform to the conventions of mainstream historical epics, which is especially true of its startling, adamantly unromanticized title character.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

    “Wonka” -  (PG; 1 hour, 52 minutes) - Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children's book and one of the best-selling children's books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. In this visit to the exciting, sweet world filled with imagination, Timothée Chalamet stars as the fun, free-spirited Willy Wonka. The film is an origin story, following a young Wonka through adventure-filled mayhem as he meets friends, including the infamous Oompa-Loompas. After seven years of perfecting his craft, Willy sets off to prove people wrong and create the best tasting chocolate they've ever had. Special Family Ticket pricing Opening Night Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.: $20 for 5 family members, regular ticket prices for individual adults and members; Saturday, December 30, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m.

    “[Chalamet] is his own Wonka, endearing and pure, in a movie that's as joyful as one of Wonka's heavenly little concoctions.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

    Harbor Theater is open for 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday (OCAP - open captioned) and Sunday; shows Thursday through Saturday at 7 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.