Special Valentine’s Day fare at the Harbor Theater

Posted:  Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:45am

Story Location:
185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538
United States

Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day? Look no further. Harbor Theater is showing a special film that night, complete with Valentine cookies, chocolates and coffee beforehand.

“Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) -  Tom Hanks  and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron's wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who has moved to Seattle with Jonah (Ross Malinger), his eight-year-old son. When the son calls into a radio talk show to find his father a new wife, Sam is an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his home with letters of comfort.

Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam's story and by the film classic “An Affair to Remember,” Baltimore writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it's her destiny to meet Sam at the Empire State Building in New York City on Valentine’s Day. There are just two problems: Annie's engaged to someone else and Sam doesn't know yet that they're made for each other.

One of the 50-best romantic comedies of all time will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. “Sleepless in Seattle” plays at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 (film only).

Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote in 1993 when it opened, “It’s a romantic comedy about two lovers who meet for the first time in the last reel. It’s a stunt that works far more effectively than anybody in his right mind has reason to expect.”