This week at the Harbor Theater

Sun, 12/24/2023 - 8:45am

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

    “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. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m. (OCAP), Thursday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m.

    “Napoleon is the rare film that feels too short for its topic, even with a running time approaching three hours.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

    “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: $20 for 5 family members, regular ticket prices for individual adults and members. Opening Friday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m.

    "The film is charming and warm-hearted, much like Paddington and its sequel, and the onscreen delight is infectious." - Emily Zemler, Observer

    Coming soon: “The Boy and the Heron” - Jan. 5:  While the Second World War rages, the teenage Mahito, haunted by his mother's tragic death, is relocated from Tokyo to the serene rural home of his new stepmother Natsuko, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to the boy's mother. As he tries to adjust, this strange new world grows even stranger following the appearance of a persistent gray heron, who perplexes and bedevils Mahito, dubbing him the "long-awaited one." A beautifully animated film.

    Harbor Theater is open for 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday 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