This week at the Lincoln Theater

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 2:30pm

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

    “Wicked Little Letters” -  (R; 1 hour, 22 minutes) -  A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy, based on a stranger than fiction true story. Starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley. When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. However, as the town’s women begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all. Final showtimes Thursday, May 23 at 2 and 7 p.m.

    Y ARTS Presents: “Willy Wonka JR.” - Fifty-two youth performers take the stage with the Y Arts Spring Musical.  Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Scout Martin) as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket (Sloan Nelson), who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandmother (Imij Armstead). The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences. Two performances at 5 p.m.: Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24. General admission tickets: $10.

    “La Chimera” - (NR; 2 hours, 13 minutes - in Italian with English subtitles) -  Just out of jail and still searching for his late beloved Beniamina, crumpled English archaeologist Arthur reconnects with his wayward crew of tombaroli accomplices – a happy-go-lucky collective of itinerant grave-robbers who survive by looting Etruscan tombs and fencing the ancient treasures they dig up. Arthur isn’t interested in the artifacts, though; he’s seeking a legendary door to the underworld, and to Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth — in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak. In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between forests and cities, between celebrations and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera. Playing Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m. (early start) and 7 p.m.;  Saturday, May 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 29 at 2 and 7 p.m.

    Adam Ezra Group – 2024 Fish Ladder Restoration Live Concert - Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums) and Poche Ponce (bass) – built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support, fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm with bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances. Opening for the Adam Ezra Group is Miss Emily! As an adult singer/songwriter, Emily Fennell honed her work ethic in Southern Ontario’s juke joints, bars, and nightclubs. It’s no wonder that she won Toronto’s Blues Maple Blues Festival’s New Artist of the Year award as well as Female Vocalist of the Year awards in 2020 and 2022. Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m.. Tickets: $40 general admission.

    Coming soon:  “Do the Right Thing” - May 30 & 31; “Challengers” - May 31;  Live in Concert: Venticordi - June 2.

    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., downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!