80’s Throwback Film: Top Gun 3D
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

80’s Throwback Film: Top Gun 3D

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

7:00pm

(1986. US 1 hr, 50 min. Directed by Tony Scott. PG.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with a classic Tom Cruise film being screened in a brand new way- "Top Gun- in 3D!" Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom “Iceman” Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. Find out if “Maverick” can save the day (in 3D!)... and it's only 80 cents a ticket! The film co-stars Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Rick Rossovich, Tim Robbins and Tom Skerritt.

.80 Cents General Admission

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80’s Throwback Film: Three Amigos
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

80’s Throwback Film: Three Amigos

On the Coastal Eye Care screen & Sponsored by The MEX

7:00pm

(1986. US 1 hr, 45 min. Directed by John Landis. PG.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with one of the silliest Westerns ever made- "Three Amigos!" Sponsored by The Mex. Three silent movie actors known as the "Three Amigos" (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short) travel to a small Mexican town for what they think is a public appearance in this mild comedy. Instead, they realize they have been mistaken for their screen characters, where the townspeople ask them to help fight an evil bandit. Find out if the outgunned, outmanned and outwitted Amigos triumph over evil- and it's only 80 cents a ticket! The film co-stars Joe Mantegna, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Alfonso Arau and Tony Plana with songs by co-writer Randy Newman.

.80 Cents General Admission

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Cinegrand: Green Book
May
28
7:30 PM19:30

Cinegrand: Green Book

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

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

(2018. US. 2hrs, 10 min. Directed by Peter Farrelly. PG-13.) This year’s Best Picture Oscar winner tells the story of when Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. With Linda Cardellini.

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

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Paper Tiger: A Family for Me Event
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Paper Tiger: A Family for Me Event

In recognition of National Foster Care Month, Becky Beal from A Family for ME and Jen Johnson from Community Health & Counseling Services will be hosting a free screening of Paper Tigers courtesy of The Grand in Ellsworth, Maine. James Redford’s 2015 unflinching documentary follows the lives of 6 teenagers for one year of alternative education as they develop the connections and support needed to better understand and manage the impact of traumatic childhood experiences.  This documentary contains strong adult language, some violence and is not recommended for young children.  Following the screening, members of the recruitment team will share information about foster care and adoption in the state of Maine, including a digital presentation of some of Maine’s children currently awaiting adoption.

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TEMPO presents – Voyages: Music of Maine from Across the Sea
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

TEMPO presents – Voyages: Music of Maine from Across the Sea

TEMPO presents – Voyages: Music of Maine from Across the Sea

With US Scottish National Fiddle Champion Sean Heely

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

Partially funded by the Maine Humanities Council

7:00pm

Heely has been praised for his soulful playing and breathing new life into ancient Celtic traditions. Heely is also a singer in the folk style and some of his repertoire includes songs in Scots Gaelic. Guitarist Jeff Morgan will be joining Sean in music from Scotland, Puirt a beul and waulking songs, pipe tunes, ballads, Irish immigration song and tunes, plus a song in Irish - an Spailpin Fanach. Michael Marion and his singing group will lead a rousing sea shanty in an audience sing along. You will even hear the great Highland pipes paying tribute to our Scottish heritage with TEMPO. A gallery of Maine immigrants from Scotland and Ireland will be on display in the lobby of The Grand. TEMPO, under the direction of Rebecca Edmondson and Ethan Edmondson, is celebrating its tenth year and is comprised of 30+ inspired musicians of all ages. TEMPO serves the cultural life of mid-coast, central, and Downeast Maine. Bringing generations together with music, TEMPO provides quality entertainment and education to both the musicians and audience. All are welcome to join - to test their skill, knowledge, and ability against a varying array of challenging and exciting music.

$13 Adults & Seniors, $5 Students (12&under) General Admission

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First CineGrand Film: Us
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

First CineGrand Film: Us

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by First National Wealth Management & First National Bank

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

(2019. US 2 hrs. Directed by Jordan Peele. R.) Sponsored by First National Wealth Management and First National Bank. From Jordan Peele, the Oscar-winning writer/director of “Get Out” and host/executive producer of the new “Twilight Zone” series. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winning star of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Elisabeth Moss with Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family (“Black Panther”’s Winston Duke with Shahadi Wright-Joseph and Evan Alex) return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. “Us” pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

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

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Live Music: GoldenOak - A fundraiser for Healthy Acadia
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: GoldenOak - A fundraiser for Healthy Acadia

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

7:30pm

Healthy Acadia is raising funds for food security with GoldenOak. This event will support Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative, a farm-based food collection and donation project that feeds people experiencing hunger with nutritious surplus produce.

Adults, $18 Advance / $20 at Door, COA students $15 advance / $17 at Door General Admission

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NT Live Encore: The Audience
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

NT Live Encore: The Audience

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

4:00pm

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

$15 Adults/Seniors. $12 Grand Members, $10 Students, $7 Youth (12&under) General Admission

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Alzheimer's Awareness Fundraiser: Featuring Film "What They Had"
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Alzheimer's Awareness Fundraiser: Featuring Film "What They Had"

Keynote Speaker: Amy Dunn from Jackson Laboratory

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

To benefit Alzheimer's Association - By donation at the door

7:00pm

(2018. US 1 hr. 41 min. Directed by Elizabeth Chomko. R.) From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko comes a story that centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together. With Taissa Farmiga and Josh Lucas.

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80’s Throwback Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

80’s Throwback Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

* Dad’s accompanied by a child receive a free popcorn in honor of Father’s Day

7:00pm

(1981. US 1 hr, 55 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. PG-13.) The Grand continues its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with one of the greatest action movies ever made- "Raiders of the Lost Ark!" Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. Whether he’s somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol, or in a fight to the death with his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), or having a full on anxiety attack because of snakes… well, he's more than a soft-spoken, bespectacled archeology professor. Can Indy find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant and defeat the Nazis, all the while, winning over his ex-girlfriend  Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the toughest bar owner alive? Find out as The Grand screens “Raiders of the Lost Ark”- and it's only 80 cents a ticket! The film co-stars Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina and John Rhys-Davies.

.80 Cents General Admission

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Live Theatre: CLUE: The Musical
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theatre: CLUE: The Musical

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Leslie Michaud, Music Direction by Gina Schuh-Turner

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

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.

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

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NT Live: Small Island
Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

NT Live: Small Island

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

2:00pm

*Contains strong language

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

$15 Adults & Seniors, $12 Grand Members, $10 Students, $7 Youth (12&under) General Admission

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Live Theatre: CLUE: The Musical
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theatre: CLUE: The Musical

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Leslie Michaud, Music Direction by Gina Schuh-Turner

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

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.

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

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Turandot (Puccini)
Oct
12
12:55 PM12:55

Turandot (Puccini)

Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritones James Morris and Nicolas Testé as Timur.

Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington

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Manon (Massenet)
Oct
26
12:55 PM12:55

Manon (Massenet)

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund 

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Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Nov
9
12:55 PM12:55

Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and the Lithuanian National Opera

Production a gift of Mercedes and Sid Bass

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Akhnaten (Philip Glass)
Nov
23
12:55 PM12:55

Akhnaten (Philip Glass)

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

This production was originally created by English National Opera and LA Opera

In collaboration with Improbable

Production gift of the Rosalie J. Coe Weir Endowment Fund

Additional funding from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund, Dominique Laffont, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wozzeck (Berg)
Jan
11
12:55 PM12:55

Wozzeck (Berg)

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Salzburg Festival; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Opera Australia.

Production a gift of Robert L. Turner.

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Porgy and Bess (The Gershwins)
Feb
1
12:55 PM12:55

Porgy and Bess (The Gershwins)

BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWIN

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

The worldwide copyrights in the works of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin family.

GERSHWIN is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises. Porgy and Bess is a registered trademark of Porgy and Bess Enterprises.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; and English National Opera

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Additional funding from Douglas Dockery Thomas.

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Agrippina (Handel)
Feb
29
12:55 PM12:55

Agrippina (Handel)

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

This production was originally created by the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie / De Munt Brussels and adapted by the Metropolitan Opera

Production a gift of Dunard Fund USA

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Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner)
Mar
14
12:55 PM12:55

Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner)

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; L’Opéra de Québec; and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Production a gift of Veronica Atkins.

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Tosca (Puccini)
Apr
11
12:55 PM12:55

Tosca (Puccini)

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Timeshailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.

Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr; The Paiko Foundation; and Dr. Elena Prokupets, in memory of her late husband, Rudy Prokupets

Major funding from Rolex.

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Maria Stuarda (Donizetti)
May
9
12:55 PM12:55

Maria Stuarda (Donizetti)

Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s handsome production.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund.

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Art on Screen: Water Lilies of Monet
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Art on Screen: Water Lilies of Monet

Art on Screen: Water Lilies of Monet- The Magic of Water and Light

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

6:00pm

(2018. UK 1 hr. 20 min.Produced by Nexo Digital and 3d Produzioni. Not Rated.) Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist's lilies paintings including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels at L'Orangerie and concluding with Monet's own house and gardens at Giverny, the site where his fascination for water lilies was born.

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

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On the Basis of Sex
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

On the Basis of Sex

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

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

(2018. US. 2hrs. Directed by Mimi Leder. PG-13.) The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. With Armie Hammer, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates and Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

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NLDA Spring Showcase: Stars of Tomorrow
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

NLDA Spring Showcase: Stars of Tomorrow

On the Stanley Subaru stage

2:00pm & 5:00pm

Join us for one or both shows, as we celebrate the arts and provide endless entertainment in multiple genres of dance. We promise you a day of amazing talent and energy that's fun for the entire family! The beauty will flow beyond the dance floor! Join us and support your local artists, students and teachers.

$15 Adults & Seniors, $10 Youth (12&under) General Admission

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Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Friday, 7:00pm, Saturday, 3:00pm

(2018. USA 2 hrs, 10 min. Directed by Rob Marshall. PG.) 1930’s London. Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. The nanny also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep). With Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke.

$1.00 General Admission

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Play on Screen: The Tempest
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Play on Screen: The Tempest

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

7:00pm

“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times). “The real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry as Prospero” (The New York Times). She is “one of the true greats” (Chicago Tribune), giving a performance full of “passion and power” (The Globe and Mail). “She’s riveting from her first moments on stage” (Postmedia). “The poetry emerging from her lips is something to behold” (Now Magazine). This “elegant production” (amNewYork) is “embarrassed with fine performances” (Toronto Star). Befitting the play’s origins as the original sci-fi story, the production features “spectacular stagecraft” (Postmedia) and is filled with “giant monsters and sparkling special effects” (The Globe and Mail). “Seeing it is a joy” (Toronto Star).

$15 Adults/Seniors, $12 Grand Members, $10 Students, $7 Youth (12&under) General Admission

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Cinegrand: Vice
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

Cinegrand: Vice

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

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

(2018. US. 2hrs, 12min. Directed by Adam McKay. R.) From the Oscar-nominated director of “The Big Short” comes the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. Featuring Oscar-nominated performances from Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell with support from Steve Carell, Tyler Perry, Lily Rabe and Allison Pill.

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

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 3D
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 3D

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 3D

Saturday, 7:00pm

(2018. USA 1 hr, 40 min. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman. PG-13.) Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. With the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Chris Pine, Mahershala Ali. Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Liev Schreiber and Lily Tomlin.

$1.00 General Admission/per film

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Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)

Live from the MET: Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

12:00pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Cast: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Adrianne Pieczonka (Mme Lidoine), Erin Morley (Constance),

Karen Cargill (Mère Marie), Karita Mattila (First Prioress), David Portillo (Chevalier de la Force), Dwayne Croft (Marquis de la Force)

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs. 9 mins. Intermissions: 1

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

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Aquaman 3D
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Aquaman 3D

3D Family Weekend

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen & Sponsored by Maine Sea Coast Vegetables

(2018. USA 2 hrs, 23 min. Directed by James Wan. PG-13.) Sponsored by Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime--one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king. With Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Dolph Lundgren.

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If Beale Street Could Talk
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

If Beale Street Could Talk

First CineGrand Film: On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by First National Wealth Management & First National Bank

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

(2018. US 1 hr, 57 min. Directed by Barry Jenkins. R.) Sponsored by First National Wealth Management and First National Bank. Set in early-1970s Harlem ( and based on the novel by James Baldwin,) the film is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, “If Beale Street Could Talk” honors Baldwin's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure. The film co-stars Regina King who won this year’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance.

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

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If Beale Street Could Talk
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

If Beale Street Could Talk

First CineGrand Film: On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by First National Wealth Management & First National Bank

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

(2018. US 1 hr, 57 min. Directed by Barry Jenkins. R.) Sponsored by First National Wealth Management and First National Bank. Set in early-1970s Harlem ( and based on the novel by James Baldwin,) the film is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, “If Beale Street Could Talk” honors Baldwin's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure. The film co-stars Regina King who won this year’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee 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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CineGrand: Stan & Ollie
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

CineGrand: Stan & Ollie

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

(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

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

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

(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: 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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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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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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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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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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