This week at the Lincoln Theater

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 1:45pm

Story Location:
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
United States

    This weekend, lose yourself in a “once upon a time” tale on the big screen. A young girl enters a storybook forest only to find a mysterious friend. Thus begins the fairy tale of “Petite Maman,” opening this Friday. From French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, “Petite Maman,” tells a story of love, imagination, and the magic of childhood. This NY Times Critic pick runs just 72 minutes making it the perfect film for an escape to the theater!

    “The Duke” - (R; 1 hour 36 minutes) -  In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage. A wonderfully uplifting tale. Final showtimes: 2 and 7 p.m.  Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23.

    “Petite Maman” - (PG; 1 hour 12 minutes, French with English subtitles) - Céline Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers with this follow up to Portrait of a Lady on Fire.”  Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection. Playing at 2 p.m. only Sunday, June 26 and Thursday, June 30. Plays at 2 and 7  p.m.  Friday, June 24; Saturday, June 25;  and Wednesday, June 29.

    “Field of Dreams” -  (PG; 1 hour, 46 minutes) -  When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying “If you build it, he will come,” he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his land, supported by his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan). Afterward, the ghosts of great players start emerging from the crops to play ball, led by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. But, as Ray learns, this field of dreams is about much more than bringing former baseball greats out to play. Playing Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. and Friday, July 1 at 2 p.m.

    Coming soon:  “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” (PG-13) - July 1;  NT Live: “Henry V” - July 7;  “The Phantom of the Open” - July 8.

    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. Event ticket prices vary. Information on all programs as well as up to date info on Lincoln Theater’s Covid protocols is available by visiting our website. 

    Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St., downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!