Award Season Film: Mary Queen of Scots
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Award Season Film: Mary Queen of Scots

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. UK. 1hr, 42min. Directed by Josie Rourke. R.) H&R Block Ellsworth sponsors this British historical epic which was twice nominated for the 2019 Oscars. The film explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history. With David Tennant, Guy Pearce and Adrian Lester.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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MET: Die Walkure (Wagner)
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

MET: Die Walkure (Wagner)

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In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. Cast: Philippe Jordan; Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), Jamie Barton (Fricka), Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Greer Grimsley (Wotan), Günther Groissböck (Hunding)
Estimated Run Time: 4 hr.s 55 mins. Intermissions: 2

$27 Adults & Seniors, $25 Grand Members, $20 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

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Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

Friday, 7:00pm, Saturday, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday, 2:00pm

Directed by Leslie Michaud

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life (“Over The Rainbow“). The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.

$20 Adults & Seniors, $18 Grand Members, $12 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

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First CineGrand: Widows
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

First CineGrand: Widows

Sponsored by First Advisors and First National Bank.

From Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn ("Gone Girl") comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. "Widows" tells the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar-winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. The film’s all-star cast includes Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

Tickets available at the box office.

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Lunafest 2019
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lunafest 2019

SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT- “LunaFest 2019”- (2019. 1 hr, 30 min. NR.)

Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. *Please Note: Films are not formally rated, however, some content is not appropriate for children. We recommend that viewers be age 16+. There will be a LunaFest reception at 6 pm, to be followed at 6:30 pm by a half-hour panel discussion amongst prominent women in the area.

Tickets for this General Admission benefit presentation are $15.

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Award Season: At Eternity's Gate
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Award Season: At Eternity's Gate

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)
(2018. UK/US 1 hr, 41 min. Directed by Julian Schnabel. R.) H&R Block Ellsworth sponsors this riveting portrait of the last days of a genius, featuring a 2019 Oscar-nominated performance from Willem Dafoe. The film is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule, and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's (Dafoe, in a performance nominated for this year’s Best Actor Oscar) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. With Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission.

Tickets available at the box office.

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Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

Friday, 7:00pm, Saturday, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday, 2:00pm

Directed by Leslie Michaud

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life (“Over The Rainbow“). The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.

$20 Adults & Seniors, $18 Grand Members, $12 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

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VACATION WEEK: Wreck it Ralph 2 (3D)
Apr
15
to Apr 19

VACATION WEEK: Wreck it Ralph 2 (3D)

Vacation Matinee: Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet (3D)

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by The City of Ellsworth & Morton’s Moo

1:00pm Daily

(2018. US 1 hr, 49 min. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. PG.) Sponsored by the city of Ellsworth and Morton’s Moo. In "Ralph Breaks the Internet," video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak's arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet--the Netizens--to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site "BuzzzTube," and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces--so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he's ever had. With the vocal talents of Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina and Ali Wong.

$1.00 General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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Cinegrand: Maria By Callas
Apr
16
7:30 PM19:30

Cinegrand: Maria By Callas

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Tuesday, 7:30pm, Wednesday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. US 1 hr, 35 min. Directed by Tom Volf. PG.) Tom Volf's documentary is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer Maria Callas completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Assembling the material for the film took director Volf four years of painstaking research, which included personal outreach to dozens of Callas's closest friends and associates, who allowed him to share their personal memorabilia in the film. When recordings of Callas's voice aren't available, Joyce DiDonato, one of contemporary opera's biggest stars, reads her words.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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Art On Screen: Klimt & Schiele - Eros and Psyche
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Art On Screen: Klimt & Schiele - Eros and Psyche

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

6:00pm

(2017. UK 1 hr. 10 min. Produced by Nexo Digital and 3d Produzioni. Not Rated.) Scandals, dreams, obsessions in Vienna’s golden age. The documentary film recounts this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. The film takes us through stunning exhibitions – Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorischesmuseum and Leopold Museum.

$10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students, $8 Grand Members General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Musical: The Wizard of Oz

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

Friday, 7:00pm, Saturday, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday, 2:00pm

Directed by Leslie Michaud

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life (“Over The Rainbow“). The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.

$20 Adults & Seniors, $18 Grand Members, $12 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

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Cinegrand: Ben is Back
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

Cinegrand: Ben is Back

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Tuesday, 7:30pm, Wednesday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. US 1 hr, 43 min. Directed by Peter Hedges. R.) 19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. With Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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80’s Throwback Film: Field of Dreams
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

80’s Throwback Film: Field of Dreams

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(1989. US 1 hr. 46 min. Directed by Pjil Alden Robinson. PG.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with a movie that will make you fall in love with baseball all over again- "Field of Dreams." "If you build it, he will come." That's the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, "he" seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is "Ease his pain." He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is Salingeresque writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. Will Ray find out the secret of the voice and the ballfield? Find out for only 80 cents a ticket! With Timothy Busfield, Kelly Bishop and Wayne Knight.

.80 Cents General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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CineGrand: Stan & Ollie
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

CineGrand: Stan & Ollie

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(2019. UK 1 hr, 37 min. Directed by Jon S. Baird. PG.) Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other. With John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan and Danny Huston.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission

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4th Annual Grand Mouth-Off Lip Sync Battle
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

4th Annual Grand Mouth-Off Lip Sync Battle

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

A fundraiser for The Grand

Area businesses will compete in the Grand Mouth Off, each team will then compete against other businesses by performing a “Lip Sync” to popular tunes. Lip Sync teams will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges and the audience votes with their dollars. Teams will perform 2 for the audience and judges in hopes to win it all!

$15 General Admission

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (3D)
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (3D)

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(2016. US/UK. 2hrs, 12min. Directed by David Yates. PG-13.) This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller co-star in this fantasy adventure, which was directed by David Yates (who helmed four of the Harry Potter films) and adapted for the screen by J.K. Rowling from her own book.

$1.00 General Admission/per film

Tickets available at the box office.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter Day
On the Coastal Eye Care screen

(2001. UK. 2hrs, 32min. Directed by Chris Columbus. PG) Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends (Emma Watson, Rupert Grint) and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents' deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, and Fiona Shaw co-star.

Tickets available on the box office.

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Free Solo
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Free Solo

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

7:00pm

(2018. USA 1 hr, 37 min. Directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. PG-13.)  From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("Meru") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's "Free Solo," a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. “Free Solo” is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.

$10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students, $8 Grand Members General Admission


Tickets available at the box office.

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Award Season: Bohemian Rhapsody
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Award Season: Bohemian Rhapsody

21&22
On the Coastal Eye Care screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. UK. 2hrs, 14min. Directed by Bryan Singer. PG-13.) H&R Block Ellsworth sponsors this 2019 Best Picture Oscar-nominee, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek, in a performance nominated for this year’s Best Actor Oscar), who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. With Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers.

8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

*Wear your favorite cardigan sweater to honor Mr. Rogers (even better if it is green)

(2018. US. 1 hr, 34 min. Directed by Morgan Neville. PG-13.) From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won't You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. With Yo Yo Ma and David Newell.

Free Admission

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The Wizard of Oz (3D)
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Wizard of Oz (3D)

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(1939. USA 1 hr, 23 min. Directed by Victor Fleming. G.) L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life and now- 3D! The beloved musical stars the legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. Dorothy's journey in Oz will take her through emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends. With Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West.

$1.00 General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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80’s Throwback: Footloose
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

80’s Throwback: Footloose

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(1984. US 1 hr, 47 min. Directed by Herbert Ross. PG.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with the movie that shot Kevin Bacon to stardom- "Footloose." Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt (Christopher Penn), and defiant teen Ariel Moore (Lori Singer), he might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), stands in the way. Enjoy this fancy free and fun version of the “teen rebel” movie- and it's only 80 cents a ticket! With Dianne Wiest and Sarah Jessica Parker.

.80 Cents General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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Award Season: The Favourite
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Award Season: The Favourite

On the Coastal Eye Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. UK. 1hr, 59min. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. R.) H&R Block Ellsworth sponsors this 2019 Best Picture Oscar-nominee. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, in a performance nominated for this year’s Best Actress Oscar) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz who was also nominated this year in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar category) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar category this year) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. With Nicholas Hoult and Mark Gatiss.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

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Art on Screen: Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Art on Screen: Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

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(2018. UK 1 hr. 30 min. Jesus Garces Lambert. Produced by Sky Italia and Nexo Digital. Not Rated.) Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments -- thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques -- allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

$10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students, $8 Grand Members General Admission

Tickets available at the box office.

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Award Season: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Award Season: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. USA 1 hr, 47 min. Directed by Marielle Heller. R.) H&R Block Ellsworth sponsors this 2019 Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar-nominee. Melissa McCarthy (in a performance nominated for this year’s Best Actress Oscar) stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant who was also nominated this year in the Best Supporting Actor Oscar category). With Jane Curtain, Ben Falcone and Anna Devere Smith.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

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First CineGrand: Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

First CineGrand: Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by First Advisors & First National Bank

Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

(2018. US 1 hr, 53 min. Directed by Gus Van Sant. R.) Sponsored by First Advisors and First National Bank. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from the autobiography of the same name and directed by the filmmaker of “Drugstore Cowboy” and “Good Will Hunting,” Gus Van Sant. John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix adding another great performance to his rogue’s gallery of amazing characters) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. The film co-stars Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein and Kim Gordon.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

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MET: La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti)
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

MET: La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti)

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Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. Cast: Enrique Mazzola; Pretty Yende (Marie), Stephanie Blythe (Marquise of Berkenfield), Javier Camarena (Tonio), Maurizio Muraro (Sulpice)

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs. 35 mins. Intermissions: 1

$27 Adults & Seniors, $25 Grand Members, $20 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

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Award Season Film: First Man
Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

Award Season Film: First Man

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission

(2018. US 2 hrs, 18 min. Directed by Damien Chazelle. PG-13.) Sponsored by H&R Block Ellsworth. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, “La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' “First Man,” the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history. With Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll.

Tickets available at the box office.

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Award Season Film: First Man
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Award Season Film: First Man

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission

(2018. US 2 hrs, 18 min. Directed by Damien Chazelle. PG-13.) Sponsored by H&R Block Ellsworth. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, “La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' “First Man,” the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history. With Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll.

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A Grand Night at the Oscars
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Grand Night at the Oscars

Oscar Night Party
Hosted by Robin Jones - The Grand's Film Program Director

General admission is by donation only for this special fundraising screening event.

Attend a pre-party reception with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, trivia, games and more- anything less wouldn’t be Grand!

The Grand is excited to present as a fundraising party, a live simulcast of the most magical night of the year- “The 2019 Academy Awards!” This year’s awards ceremony features nominees from “Black Panther” to “Bohemian Rhapsody” and you can watch along with Film Program Director Robin Jones offering live commentary during the commercial breaks.

For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500.

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80’s Throwback Film: Dirty Dancing
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

80’s Throwback Film: Dirty Dancing

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

.80 Cents General Admission

(1984. US 1 hr. 45 min. Directed by Emile Ardolino.. PG-13.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with a movie that will give you the time of your life- "Dirty Dancing." In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Can Johnny stop Baby from being put in the corner? Find out for only 80 cents a ticket! With Jack Weston, Kelly Bishop and Wayne Knight.

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Award Season Film: The Wife
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Award Season Film: The Wife

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen (Closed Captions)

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/ Matinee General Admission

(2018. US 1 hr, 40 min. Directed by Björn Runge. R.) Sponsored by H&R Block Ellsworth. After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of "Great Man's Wife." Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. The film interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later- a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. With Max Irons, Christian Slater and Elizabeth McGovern.

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Award Season Film: The Wife
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Award Season Film: The Wife

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/ Matinee General Admission

Friday, 4:00pm (Closed Captions)

(2018. US 1 hr, 40 min. Directed by Björn Runge. R.) Sponsored by H&R Block Ellsworth. After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of "Great Man's Wife." Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. The film interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later- a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. With Max Irons, Christian Slater and Elizabeth McGovern.

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Vacation Matinee: Small Foot
Feb
18
to Feb 22

Vacation Matinee: Small Foot

$1.00 General Admission

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by The City of Ellsworth & Morton’s Moo

(2018. US 1 hr, 49 min. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. PG.) An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist -- a human. News of this Smallfoot throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. With the vocal talents of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Patricia Heaton and Danny DeVito.

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Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

$20 Adults/Seniors, $15 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

Twenty-five years ago the Fairy Court banished Iolanthe for falling in love with a mortal. Now, the Fairy Court is ready to accept Iolanthe and her son Strephon back into their fold; except that Strephon is in love with a mortal girl named Phyllis as are several Peers of the Realm. The ensuing drama involves jealous lies, fairy curses, and a fair amount of falling in love. 

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Avengers: Infinity Wars (3D)
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Avengers: Infinity Wars (3D)

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

(2018. US 2 hrs, 36 min. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. PG-13.)

$1.00 General Admission

The Grand invites everyone to get ready for both “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” by seeing the most, massive movie super-battle ever- in 3D and for only one dollar a ticket! An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.

Tickets not available online.

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Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

$20 Adults/Seniors, $15 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

Twenty-five years ago the Fairy Court banished Iolanthe for falling in love with a mortal. Now, the Fairy Court is ready to accept Iolanthe and her son Strephon back into their fold; except that Strephon is in love with a mortal girl named Phyllis as are several Peers of the Realm. The ensuing drama involves jealous lies, fairy curses, and a fair amount of falling in love. 

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Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine – Iolanthe

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

$20 Adults/Seniors, $15 Students (15&under) Reserved Seating

Twenty-five years ago the Fairy Court banished Iolanthe for falling in love with a mortal. Now, the Fairy Court is ready to accept Iolanthe and her son Strephon back into their fold; except that Strephon is in love with a mortal girl named Phyllis as are several Peers of the Realm. The ensuing drama involves jealous lies, fairy curses, and a fair amount of falling in love. 

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Award Season Film: A Star Is Born
Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

Award Season Film: A Star Is Born

Award Season Film: A Star Is Born

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission

(2018. US 2 hrs, 15 min. Directed by Bradley Cooper. R.) Sponsored by H&R Block Ellsworth.

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers- and falls in love with- struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. With Sam Elliott, Dave Chapelle and Andrew Dice Clay.

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