This week at Lincoln Theater

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 4:15pm

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” opens this Friday, and Lincoln Theater has some fun drawings to add to the excitement of this new film release. Anyone who attends a screening of “Downton Abbey: A New Era” during its two-week run will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a Downton Abbey gift basket which includes “The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook” and more. And anyone who attends opening weekend can enter to win Downton themed merchandise from both The Kingfisher and The Queen and Stars Fine Jewelry!

“Dear Evan Hansen” – Free – (PG-13 - some suggestive references, brief strong language, suicide, and thematic material; 2 hours, 17 minutes) - Lincoln Theater, in partnership with LincolnHealth and Maine Behavioral Healthcare, is pleased to present a free screening of the film “Dear Evan Hansen” in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of behavioral health in our communities. The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Solo screening: Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

“The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage” - National Theatre Live - (3 hours) - Set 12 years before the epic “His Dark Materials” trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre and directed by Nicholas Hytner. A spectacular show for all ages! Tickets: $15/adult, $13/member, $5/youth 18 and under. One night only: Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” - (PG; 2 hours, 4 minutes) - From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m.: May 20, May 25, Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2; Saturday, May 28 at 1 (earlier start time) and 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 and Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. on Sun May 22, Thu May 26, Sun May 29.

“Lucia de Lammermoor” - The Met Live in HD - (Estimated running time 3 hours, 25 minutes w/ two 30 minutes intermissions) - Soprano Nadine Sierra (Lucia) takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/members, $5/youth 18 and under. Screening Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m.

“Camille Pissaro – Father of Impressionism” - Exhibition On Screen - Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism. It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed, and throughout it all he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work. With exclusive access to the most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter, and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores and highlights the enthralling and hugely important biography and output of an incredible artist. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/members, $5/youth 18 and under. Plays Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m.

Coming soon - Y-Arts Presents: “Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS,” May 27 & 28; Fish Ladder Concert: Adam Ezra Group - May 30

Tickets are available at the door starting 30 minutes before showtime or online in advance through the theater’s website at Movie tickets are $8 Adult, $6 LT Members and Youth 18 and under.  The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!