“Brian and Charles” - (PG; 1 hour, 30 minutes) - An endearing outlier, Brian lives alone in a Welsh valley, inventing oddball contraptions that seldom work. After finding a discarded mannequin head, Brian gets an idea. Three days, a washing machine, and sundry spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and proves a charming, cheeky companion. Before long, however, Charles also develops autonomy. Intrigued by the wider world — or whatever lies beyond the cottage where Brian has hidden him away — Charles craves adventure. Final screenings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25.
“Marcel With The Shell Shoes On” - (PG; 1 hour, 30 minutes) - Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. Opening Friday, August 26, 7 p.m. and continues at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27; Monday, Aug. 29; Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Be at the theater by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 for a special 4 p.m. screening of “Marcel” with discount tickets for families! The $20 family ticket, for the 4 p.m. screening only, includes admission for a family of up to five, free X-LG popcorn to share, a shell pet for each child, and a drawing for some terrific door prizes. Special raffles and fun will start at 3:30 p.m. The film has a “regular” screening again at 7 p.m.
“The Goonies” - (1985) – (PG; 1 hour, 35 minutes) - FREE DRIVE IN MOVIE! One show only - Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Meadow Mall. Gates open at 7 p.m. Cartoons at 7:45, and movie starts as soon as it’s dark. Popcorn, candy, sodas and ice cream cups will be available at the theater’s concession stand and rest rooms will be available in the theater. Sound comes over your car radio FM station which will be announced before the show. This film is sponsored by Eventide Specialties and another generous friend of Harbor Theater.
This 1985 American adventure comedy film based on a story by Steven Spielberg. In the film, kids who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and, in doing so, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals who want the treasure for themselves.
“The Goonies” grossed $125 million worldwide in 1985 on a budget of $19 million and has since become a cult film. In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Covid policy: CDC still recommends wearing masks indoors around a crowd. Our all-fresh-air ventilation system, Merv-13 filters and thorough sanitation protocols offer a comfortable and safe atmosphere in which to enjoy the film. Please choose your seat with social distancing in mind.
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.