This week at the Lincoln Theater

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 12:15pm

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

“Do the Right Thing” -  (R; 2 hours) -  This is the fourth and final film in the Screen Thoughts film series, presented by host Christine Merser, with a focus on America’s Racial Struggles on the Screen. Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise. Christine will present an introduction to the film and lead a post screening discussion immediately following. Playing Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 31 at 2 p.m.

“Challengers” - (R; 2 hours, 11 minutes) - From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, “Challengers” stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist, West Side Story), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor, The Crown) his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself what will it cost to win. Playing Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, June 5 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 6 at 1 p.m. (please note the early start time). 

“Venticordi: Conversations | Classical Dimensions” - (90 minutes - with one intermission) - VentiCordi returns for a presentation of live chamber music. The program will include: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – Duo for Flute and Oboe; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Quartet for Flute and Strings; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – Quartet for Oboe and Strings; and Arthur Bliss – “Conversations” for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello. Performers include: Eileen Holt, flute; Kathleen McNerney, oboe/English horn; Dean Stein, violin; Kimberly Lehmann, viola; Andrew Mark, cello; Outstanding Maine Music Student – Mira Levine, oboe. Led by Artistic Directors violinist Dean Stein and oboist Kathleen McNerney. Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.  Tickets: $25 adult, $20 members and seniors; $10 youth ages 18 and under. Purchase online through

Adult Acting Class: Crafting Characters with Frances Mercanti-Anthony - A new, 6-week acting class for adults ages 18 and up. This is a class for writers, actors, directors, storytellers, and anyone interested in producing their own works of fiction. Said Mercanti-Anthony: “We will begin with a blank canvas, and move through the craft of character development weaving in elements of scenic design, costuming, staging, and culminating in a monologue performed before the class. This course is ideal for those looking to stretch their creative muscles, and take risks in their work. Those who have always wanted to try their hand at writing or acting, but have felt intimidated, this is your welcome space!” Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 18 through Tuesday, July 23 (6 classes in total). Enrollment  through the Lincoln Theater website. Fee is $150. Limited to 15 participants.

Coming soon:  National Theatre Live: “The Motive and the Cue” - June 6 and 7; “Evil Does Not Exist” - June 7.

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