“Where The Crawdads Sing” – (NR; 1 hour, 33 minutes) - Did you love the novel by Delia Owens? You’re not alone. With 12 million copies sold worldwide and a solid 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list it’s no wonder Reese Witherspoon seized the opportunity to produce this part murder mystery, part love story, part survivor tale. It stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya, a young woman who survives abandonment by her mother and abuse from her father to make a life for herself in the marshes of a fictional town in North Carolina. The film toggles between Kya’s traumatizing childhood and the present where, following her father's death, she has found new love and made a career as a self-taught expert on local marsh wildlife. When she is accused of murdering her ex-lover (Chase Andrews, the town celebrity), Kya must defend her innocence against all odds. It's a gripping story that ultimately asks us to question right and wrong and the nature of justice beyond the law. Playing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20; Thursday, July 21; Friday, July 22; Saturday, July 23; Monday, July 25; Tuesday, July 26; Wednesday, July 27; Thursday, July 28; and Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m.
Read the Book; See the Movie: “Where the Crawdads Sing,” is the special screening of the film Sunday, July 24 with post-movie discussion at 2 p.m. Marion Coleman, Chair of the Special Events Committee, will lead the audience in a discussion about what we think they got right and what we think they didn’t. Whether you read it a long time ago and need a refresher or have not read it, the Theater has partnered with Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library to bring more copies of the book there for check out.
“Minions: The Rise of Gru” – (PG; 1 hour, 27 minutes) - The Minions are back! After an absence of five years, those crazy little guys in their blue and yellow suits are on the screen again, giving us more of their gibberish and playful antics. The animated series, originally geared to young kids, has become a cult for teenagers, and even adults find them irresistible. In this version, Gru (Steve Carell), long before he becomes the master of evil, is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions. Young Gru tries to join a group of super-villains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader -- the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance -- Wild Knuckles himself -- and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends. Shows at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29; Saturday, July 30; Monday, Aug. 1; Tuesday, Aug. 2; Wednesday, Aug. 3; Thursday, Aug. 4; Friday, Aug. 5; Saturday, Aug. 6; Monday, Aug. 8; Tuesday, Aug. 9; Wednesday, Aug. 10; and Thursday, August, 11. Screens at 2 p.m. only Sunday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 7.
Coming soon: “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” - Aug. 12.
Serving homemade Ice Cream from Boothbay Harbor's Ice Cream Factory Enjoy a summertime treat of local ice cream! Serving five favorite flavors: chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, peanut butter, and Blue Moon (cotton candy flavor). Let us know your favorite flavor for future orders!
Covid policy: CDC now recommends universal wearing of masks at all times when indoors. Let’s follow its advice and make this a safe place while the pandemic is still around us.
Harbor Theater, at 185 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor, is open nightly at 7 with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. Tickets will be sold at the concession stand. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.