After a successful launch in 2019, the third season of The MidCoast Film Fest sets sail on Friday, July 29 and continues through Sunday, July 31. Join us in kicking off the weekend with an opening reception, catered by Seacoast Catering, beginning Friday at 6pm and followed by a screening of “Imber’s Left Hand” from filmmaker Richard Kane (Truth Tellers). A full weekend packed with original films from filmmakers around the world. See one, or see them all!
“Official Competition” - (R; 1 hour, 55 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles) - When a billionaire entrepreneur impulsively decides to create an iconic movie, he demands the best. Renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is recruited to mastermind this ambitious endeavor. Completing the all-star team are two actors with massive talent but even bigger egos: Hollywood heartthrob Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theatre actor Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both are legends, but not exactly best friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric trials set by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront not only each other, but also their own legacies. Final showings Wednesday, July 27 at noon (earlier start time) and at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
Y Arts presents: “101 Dalmations KIDS!” - Disney’s classic animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies is adapted in this "fur-tastic" musical adventure. Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. We ask that you please consider wearing a mask for this event. Tickets: $5 general admission. Thursday, July 28 at 5 p.m. and Friday, July 29 at 2 p.m.
MidCoast Film Fest No. 3 – Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 – 17 different films - We hope you’ll join us for Lincoln Theater’s very own film festival, bringing original movies - shorts, documentaries, and feature-length, that are all based on a true story. From biography to historical fiction, it is where history comes to life. This year’s festival will kick off with an Opening Reception on Friday July 29 at 6 p.m, with Prosecco sparkling cider and hors-d’œuvres from Sea Coast Catering.
“Imber’s Left Hand,” our opening night film, following the reception, is from Kane-Lewis Productions (Truth Tellers, I Know A Man Ashley Bryan) to begin at 7 p.m. Director Richard Kane, co-producer Jill Lewis-Kane, and co-star of the film, Jill Hoy, will be joining us for a talk-back following the screening.
Tickets for the Opening Reception and screening must be purchased in advance: $30 adult and $25 for members. Through the weekend, the festival will showcase 17 different films on Sat Jul 30 and Sun Jul 31. Tickets for each screening - $10 Adult, $8 LT Members. Passes for the full festival - $75 Adult, $60 LT Member, as well as day passes for Saturday and Sunday - $25 Adult, $20 LT Member. All tickets and passes are available for purchase through our online box office, or at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime. Information on all films, dates, and times is available at LincolnTheater.net.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” - (PG; 1 hour, 55 minutes) - Summer Blockbuster Series - What better way to celebrate summer than with some old favorites on the big screen! We are pleased to present the second film in our 2022 Summer Blockbuster series, and the first of an Indiana Jones double header, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Dr. Indiana Jones, renowned archaeologist and expert in the occult, is hired by the U.S. government to find the ark of the covenant, which is believed to still hold the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately, Hitler’s agents are also after the ark. Indy and his ex-flame Marion escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo. Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. And be sure to see “The Last Crusade,” Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.
Coming soon: Tom Dimenna & The Music of Cat Stevens - Aug. 6; Salt Bay Chamberfest Concert Series – Aug. 9-20
Tickets are available at the door starting 30 minutes before showtime or online in advance through the theater’s website at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $8 adult, $6 members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Covid protocols available visiting on website. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!
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