This week at the Lincoln Theater

Mon, 12/25/2023 - 1:30pm

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

    “The Holdovers” -  (R; 2 hours, 13 minutes) - From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, “The Holdovers” follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who 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). Final showtime Thursday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.

    Borromini and Bernini: The Challenge for Perfection - Great Art On Screen - (1 hour, 42 minutes) -  A journey into the great beauty of Baroque Rome, when the city was the centre of western art and where every ambitious painter, sculptor and architect had to be. This is the story of the most famous artistic rivalry of all time, the one between Borromini and Bernini, but also the story of Borromini’s rivalry with himself: a genius so absorbed by his art that he turns it into a demon that devours him from the inside forcing him to choose death to reach eternity. Borromini deprived himself of everything to pursue a dream: to conquer Rome. It is the story of the architectural revolution of a solitary maestro who changed the appearance of Rome forever, by pushing himself to his limit, but also by battling conventions and prejudices, with the humility to learn from the past to invent the future, with the courage to pursue an idea despite knowing he would pay the price in the end. Playing Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adult, $13 member, $5 youth.

    “Napoleon” -  (R; 2 hours, 38 minutes) - This spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (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 Friday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. 

    “To Have and Have Not” -  (1944; 1 hour, 40 minutes) - The fourth film in Season 6 of Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club celebrating the Legends & Lovers of Hollywood. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall fell in love – on screen and off – in the movie that made Bacall a star. Bogie plays Harry, a fishing boat captain in Martinique who refuses to smuggle French Resistance fighters onto the island. But when Harry meets Slim (Bacall, in her film debut), a sultry drifter who teaches him how to whistle, the action heats up and never cools down. Howard Hawks directed this hit pic, loosely based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel. We are pleased to be joined by film historian and CFC host, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film introduction and post-screening talkback. Playing Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m.

    Coming soon: “Fallen Leaves” - Jan. 5;  The Met Live in HD: “Nabucco” - Jan. 6.

    Tickets are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime or in advance through the theater’s online box office at Movie tickets are $9 adult, $6 members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. Curtain going up!