This week at the Lincoln Theater

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 11:45am

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

“Thelma” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 37 minutes) - Inspired by a real-life experience of director Josh Margolin’s own grandmother, “Thelma” puts a clever spin on movies like “Mission Impossible” shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. With infectious humor, Margolin employs the familiar tropes of the action genre in hilarious, age-appropriate ways to tackle aging with agency. In the first leading film role of her 70-year career, Squibb portrays the strong-willed Thelma with grit and determination, demonstrating that she is more than capable of taking care of business — despite what her daughter Gail (Parker Posey), son-in-law Alan (Clark Gregg), or grandson Danny might believe. Final showtime Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m.

National Theater Live: “NYE” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 40 minutes - with one intermission) -  Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister. Confronted with death,  Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill. Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be filmed live at the National Theatre in London. Playing Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. and Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adult, $13 LT member, $5 youth. Broadcasts from National Theatre Live are presented in partnership with First National Bank and First National Wealth Management.

“Janet Planet” -  (PG-13; 1 hour, 53 minutes) - In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child’s experience of time passing, and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly sublime film debut. Playing Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 13 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, July 17 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Thursday, July 18 at 1  p.m. (note early start time). 

Y Arts presents: “The Little Mermaid JR!” - Don’t miss the talented Y Arts performers back on the Lincoln Theater stage for a live production! In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. One performance only, Thursday, July 18 at 4 p.m. Tickets: $10.  Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended for Y Arts performances.

“Sea Change: The Gulf of Maine” - A NOVA Special Presentation - Free with reservations required - The theater is pleased to partner with Island Institute, GBH, and Maine Public in bringing you a free sneak peek and insider experience into the upcoming, not yet released, three-part series from PBS NOVA. This screening event features excerpts from three films in the upcoming prime time public television series and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. SEA CHANGE explores a body of water that is warming 97% faster than the global ocean, and what that means for the Gulf of Maine – for the animals, for the jobs dependent upon it, and the millions of people along its shores – and may serve as a preview of what could happen worldwide due to climate change. The panel will feature National Geographic Photographer, Brian Skerry; series Director, Writer, and Producer, Chun-Wei Yi; series Executive Producer, John Bredar; and Susie Arnold, Senior Ocean Scientist for the Island Institute. Rick Schneider, President and CEO of Maine Public, will moderate the panel. Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

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. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!