At the Theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:30pm
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The Harbor Theatre

“Despicable Me - 3” -  They’re baaack ... The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

"Despicable Me 3," is Boothbay Harbor's most popular summer movie (so far)!  The film screens just three more times at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 through Thursday, Aug. 3. 

“The Big Sick” -  Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, 'The Big Sick" tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student  Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his stand up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never  met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. "The Big Sick" is directed by Michael Showalter (Hello My Name Is Doris) and producer by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck),  (This Is 40) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck, The Royal Tenenbaums).

Reviewing for Variety, Geoff Berkshire said, “Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight.”

"The Big Sick," Rated R (for language including some sexual references),  plays Friday, Aug. 4 through  Thursday, Aug. 10, evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2 and 7 p.m. 

The Harbor Theatre is located at 185 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. For more information, call 633-0438 or visit www.harbortheatre.net.

Lincoln Theater

“Deconstructing The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” -  Composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at The Beatles' innovation in the studio and have a newfound appreciation for the talents of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr. Thursday, Aug. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m.

“Beatriz at Dinner” -  Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Rated R; run time: 1 hour, 22 minutes. Plays at 2 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6 and on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

“Food Evolution”  -  From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, Food Evolution wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. Playing Thursday, Au.g 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.

The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta. For more information, call 207-563-3424 or visit www.atthelincoln.org