“Living” – (PG-13; 1 hour, 42 minutes) - Oscar Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor In a Leading Role (Bill Nighy). In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant (Nighy) decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis. “Living” is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. Final showtime Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
“Red Dust” - (1932; 1 hour, 23 minutes) - The final film in Season 5 of the Classic Film Club celebrating the films of the Pre-Code Era in cinema. When earthy prostitute Vantine (Jean Harlow) arrives at Dennis Carson’s (Clark Gable) rubber plantation in Indochina, she initiates a steamy affair with the rugged foreman, but is sent packing when the passion cools. Soon Dennis is joined by new employee Gary (Gene Raymond) and his classy but high-strung wife, Barbara (Mary Astor), who falls into Dennis’ arms while her husband is away. When Vantine returns, Dennis must decide between the refined adulteress and the tramp with the heart of gold. We are pleased to again be joined by film historian and CFC host, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film introduction and post-screening talk back. Playing Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m.
“A Man Called Otto” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 6 minutes) - Based on the comical and moving New York Times bestseller, “A Man Called Otto” tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down. Playing Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 4 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 5 at 5 p.m;, Wednesday, March 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
Coming soon: “The Crucible”/National Theater Live – March 9 & 10; “Women Talking” - March 10.
Tickets are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime or in advance through the theater’s online box office at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $9 adult, $6 members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Covid protocols available by visiting our website. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!