Live Music: 195th Army Band Patriotic Concert
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: 195th Army Band Patriotic Concert

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Sponsored by The Ellsworth American

Free Admission w/ a Reserved Ticket

Performing for audiences around the world and in their own backyard in Maine, the 195th Army Band’s Concert Band is carrying on a proud tradition of military bands past and present by presenting free patriotic public performances. The 195th Concert Band showcases a performance repertoire ranging from military marches to significant wind band works, Broadway medleys, and popular tunes, as well as featuring soloists from within the band and performing compositions by area composers and arrangers.

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CineGrand Film: The Souvenir
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

CineGrand Film: The Souvenir

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

(2019. UK. 1hr, 29min. Directed by Joanna Hogg. R.) A shy film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton, the actress’ actual mother) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. With Richard Ayoade.

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

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Waterfront Concert: Big Tree
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: Big Tree

Big Tree is comprised of Bowen Swersey on acoustic guitars and vocals, and Jarly Bobadilla on Bass. Bowen has been playing professionally since the early 90’s, with his ‘gypsy rock’ band The Beatroots. His unique guitar work utilizes several open tunings, and his baritone voice is a round, blunt instrument, with which he batters classic covers and original material with equal fervor.

Jarly Bobadilla has played bass and percussion with many Maine groups, and is also a regular performer with Bee Parks and the Hornets. They play a lively and thoughtful repertoire of originals, covers, and ethnic folk dance music.

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Throwback Film: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Throwback Film: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

(1986. US 1 hr, 44 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. PG.) The Grand concludes its 80th birthday year of monthly screenings of beloved eighties movies with one of the most innovative, and looniest, detective stories ever made- "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" In this film, Hollywood's animated cartoon stars of the 1940s are a subjugated minority, living in the ghettolike "Toontown" One of Toontown's leading citizens, whacked-out Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme. Private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation. Find out if the outgunned, outmanned and outwitted Amigos triumph over evil- and it's only 80 cents a ticket! The film co-stars Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Stubby Kaye and Joel Silver with the voices of Kathleen Turner as Jessica Rabbit and Charles Fleischer as Roger Rabbit.

$1.00 General Admission

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CineGrand Film: The Mustang
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

CineGrand Film: The Mustang

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

(2019. US. 1hr, 36 min. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. R.) Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. With Connie Britton and Josh Stewart.

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

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Waterfront Concert: CatchaVibe
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: CatchaVibe

CatchaVibe Get up and get down to the funky world riddims of Maine's own original reggae band. Creating World Reggae Fusion with deep grooves that breed dancing frenzies at colleges, festivals and clubs throughout the northeast region. Providing one pure stream of peace and harmony through reggae music.

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Disney’s DUMBO 3D
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Disney’s DUMBO 3D

3D Film Weekend

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

(2019. US 1 hr. 55 min. Directed by Tim Burton. PG.) Co-Sponsored by Dairy Queen- Ellsworth, who’ll have free samples of a “Dumbo” ice cream cake for audience members at the 7 pm show only. From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure "Dumbo" expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, “Dreamland.” Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, “Dreamland” is full of dark secrets. With Alan Arkin.

$1.00 General Admission

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second part 3D
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second part 3D

Sponsored By Dairy Queen of Ellsworth

$1.00/Film General Admission

(2019. US 1 hr. 30 min. Directed by Mike Mitchell. PG.) Co-Sponsored by Dairy Queen- Ellsworth, who’ll have free samples of a “LEGO” ice cream cake for audience members at the 7 pm show only. The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, "The LEGO (R) Movie 2: The Second Part," reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO (R) invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are. With Will Ferrell, Tiffany Hadish, Maya Rudolph, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes and Bruce Willis, as himself.

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ProFOGative Film: Three Peaks
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

ProFOGative Film: Three Peaks

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

Sponsored by Fogtown

(2019. Some English and German and French with English Subtitles. 1 hr, 33 min. Directed by Jon Zabeil. NR.) Sponsored by Fogtown Brewery. Fatherhood, suspicion and resentment are a combustible formula in Jan Zabeil's elegant, unnerving domestic thriller. Aaron (Alexander Fehling, Homeland) has found the woman of his life in his girlfriend Lea (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) but her young son Tristan still imagines his mother reconciling with his father. On what should be an idyllic vacation in the soaring Italian Dolomites, Aaron fights to win over Tristan and cement his place in this family, while Lea wrestles with conflicting loyalties to her son and her lover. Yet when Tristan disappears into the mountains, it's unclear who is in the most danger. Complex, deceptive and gripping to the last second, Three Peaks chips away at our darkest nightmares to reveal the everyday anxieties on which they feed.

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

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Waterfront Concert: Danny Harper
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: Danny Harper

Danny Harper is one of Maine’s remaining true Traditionalists and is reflected in the many songs he writes and records. He first began singing and writing Country Music back in the 1960’s with his own weekly TV show in the 1970’s, his Nashville recordings in the 1980’s, which spawned the hit, “Uncle Clyde” to his latest Tribute to Veteran’s which is a part of every show! His recent recording, “We Stand” has become one of his most popular writings to date! Danny Harper, the man and his music, along with his incredible band guarantee you some of Maine’s finest entertainment!

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Summer Intensives Performance: A Wrinkle In Time
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Intensives Performance: A Wrinkle In Time

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Students will bring beloved author Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time to life! Meg Murray, the awkward, brilliant daughter of two prominent scientists finds herself an unlikely heroine when her father disappears. She must join forces with humans, aliens, and even “witches” to travel through space and time to save her father.

$12 Adults/Seniors, $8 Students (15&under) General Admission

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Summer Intensives Performance: A Wrinkle In Time
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Intensives Performance: A Wrinkle In Time

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Students will bring beloved author Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time to life! Meg Murray, the awkward, brilliant daughter of two prominent scientists finds herself an unlikely heroine when her father disappears. She must join forces with humans, aliens, and even “witches” to travel through space and time to save her father.

$12 Adults/Seniors, $8 Students (15&under) General Admission

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Throwback Film: Wayne’s World
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Throwback Film: Wayne’s World

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

(1992. US 1 hr, 35 min. Directed by Penelope Spheeris. PG-13.) The Grand begins a year of monthly screenings of beloved nineties movies with a great hang with a couple of chill dudes- "Wayne’s World!" Originally a skit on "Saturday Night Live" during the late '80s and early '90s, the comedy is about two teenage dudes who host a public access TV show, which is mainly about rock, babes and people who live in the area. One day Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) go to a rock concert, and Wayne falls in love with a bass guitarist named Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere). Wayne spends the rest of the movie trying to get Casandra to fall in love with him. He also struggles with a network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to buy the rights to his show. Can Wayne defeat the evil network exec, all the while, winning over Cassandra? Find out as The Grand screens “Wayne’s World”- and it's only 80 cents a ticket! The film co-stars Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle Murray and Ed O’Neill.

$1.00 General Admission

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Ronnie Baker Brooks
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Times Have Changed, Brooks’ first album in ten years, carries with it the weight of grown perspective and time spent perfecting old material. Brooks worked it with Steve Jordan, whose work runs from Keith Richard to Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Eric Clapton. With that comes a lesson in rhythm and blues history. Brooks refers to the director as “a walking encyclopedia of music detail and equipment,” a professor through which Brooks could take that next developmental step. “Once we got the ball rolling, my confidence went higher and higher,” he says. “I’m a better musician for this experience.”

The experience Brooks is talking about is that which came together over the course of a few weeks at Royal Studios in Memphis, the home of Al Green, Syl Johnson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and O.V. Wright, whose 1974 hit “Blind, Crippled, and Crazy” gets a facelift on Times Have Changed. Jordan and Brooks brought in a mint press of Memphis music royalty: Stax Records staple Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave), Archie Turner (Al Green, Syl Johnson, O.V. Wright), jazz saxophonist Lannie McMillan, and R&B icon Angie Stone.

“We used the same mics that Al Green used on his record,” says Brooks. “Matter of fact, we were using much of the same band! It kind of took that vibe.” The first track recorded was a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly hit “Give Me Your Love.” The second, “Twine Time,” the instrumental jam from Alvin Cash.

“To be honest with you, when Steve said ‘Man, we need an instrumental,’ the first person I thought of was Freddie King. Steve wanted something more appealing to all people, not just guitar players. He said ‘What about ‘Twine Time?’’ I said, ‘Is he serious?’ Yeah, ‘Twine Time.’ But that song was a key to this album.Man, that just lit the fire for this record. It became one of the funnest tracks we did.”

Times also comes laden with original hits. Five of the eleven tracks were penned by Brooks. Raised on others’ music, he’s always considered the songwriting process to be as sacred. “It’s like having a baby,” he says. “You see it come to live. Once you play it live, it grows even more. That was the most fun part of it, for me: the creative side. Coming up with a song people can relate to, and you relate to, it just snowballs. It’s almost like therapy for me. Like the song ‘Times Have Changed’: I wrote that song years ago. I sent Steve my songs and he picked that one. It’s kind of timeless. Every day something’s changing. Now, when I play it live, you can see the effect of it. Initially, it was just an idea: just a riff. Now, this song has influence on people. We were just in Europe this year, after the bombing in Brussels. And we’re playing Brussels. I played that song; people were in tears. It helped them heal.”

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2nd Annual Does Hancock County Have Talent?
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

2nd Annual Does Hancock County Have Talent?

On the Stanley Subaru stage

In Collaboration with The Blue Hill Fair

Performers will be judged and the top 10 will be advanced to the "Hancock County's Got Talent" Competition on August 29th at The Blue Hill Fair. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 talented performers at The Blue Hill Fair.

1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $100

$5 General Admission

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Waterfront Concert: Rock n’ Ron & the New Society Band
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: Rock n’ Ron & the New Society Band

Rock n’ Ron & the New Society Band Ron Cunningham (Rockin' Ron), Guitar & lead vocals, Brice Sinclair/ keyboards & vocals, and Steve Sinclair/ drums and vocals. Ron has been performing the old rock & roll favorites, surf, doo-wop and rockabilly as well as some old country standards for the folks in Maine for half a century.

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Broadway HD: Kinky Boots
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Broadway HD: Kinky Boots

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

Based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of Charlie Price. Having inherited a shoe factory from his father, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.

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

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Waterfront Concert: The Crown Vics
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: The Crown Vics

The Crown Vics - East Coast Boogie, Billy and Rock’n’Roll! Ever since they first formed, The Crown Vics made it their mission to veer from genre to genre across the musical map, choosing to follow their own muse. Mixing musical mischief and fun is in the Vic's DNA and they are already well known for their “let’s tear it up” reputation. While that status is well deserved, their ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by an adherence to time-honored, vanishing musical traditions, grounded in honky tonk, boogie woogie and rock'n'roll.

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

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Movies With A Beat: Stop Making Sense
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

Movies With A Beat: Stop Making Sense

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

Sponsored by WERU

(1984. US. 1hr, 39 min. Directed by Jonathan Demme. NR.)“Burning Down The House.” “Take Me To The River.” These hits and much, much more are performed by The Talking Heads in what Rolling Stone magazine called “the greatest concert film ever made.” The movie, made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, was director Jonathan Demme’s first feature-length documentary and it bursts with what Roger Ebert called an “enormous energy, of life being lived at a joyous high.” Media sponsor WERU invites one and all to enjoy the 35th anniversary of this electrifying concert film and the Talking Heads’ incredible music. With Bernie Worrell on synthesizers.

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

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

30-1

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

30-1

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Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theatre: Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Directed by Tracy Green

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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

30-1

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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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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Feb
1
12:55 PM12:55

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

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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Seal Brother
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Seal Brother

Summer Intensives Performances: Seal Brother (K-4)

On the Stanley Subaru stage

This ancient Celtic myth, is brought to the stage as the students bring it to the shores of Downeast Maine! Based on the myth of the selkie, a magical creature who can transform from seal to human, Seal Brother transports us to the past to explore themes of magic, loss, and family through the eyes of those who still believe in fairy tales.

$12 Adults/Seniors, $8 Students (15&under) General Admission

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Seal Brother
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Seal Brother

Summer Intensives Performances: Seal Brother (K-4)

On the Stanley Subaru stage

This ancient Celtic myth, is brought to the stage as the students bring it to the shores of Downeast Maine! Based on the myth of the selkie, a magical creature who can transform from seal to human, Seal Brother transports us to the past to explore themes of magic, loss, and family through the eyes of those who still believe in fairy tales.

$12 Adults/Seniors, $8 Students (15&under) General Admission

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Waterfront Concert: Gordon Thomas Ward
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: Gordon Thomas Ward

Gordon Thomas Ward is dubbed “the total package” by his fans, GRAMMY-balloted Gordon Thomas Ward tours as a solo performer with songs charting in the Top 10 in the Euro Indie Music Chart, the Top 20 on the DRT Global Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart, the Top 50 on the DRT Global Top 150 Country Airplay Chart, and more! His song stylings have been influenced by the singer-songwriters of the late 1960s through the 1970s, yet Gordon's songs occupy a space all their own and fit into the contemporary folk rock, adult alternative, and Americana genres. Gordon utilizes a variety of instruments in his shows, which result in a varied spectrum of tonal colors. His songs have led him to work with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer, Mik Kaminski, William J. Hall, Caroline Cotter, share the stage and billing with Natalie Merchant and Christine Lavin, and open for noted singer-songwriter Bill Staines. Gordon’s first album "Welcome to the Past" was released in 2013. His new, GRAMMY-balloted record Providence was released on August 30, 2018 to wonderful critical acclaim. Gordon has written songs for film and historical events, is no stranger to television and radio, and performed at many festivals and venues, including Musikfest for three years running. As an artist interested in social issues, Gordon produced and performed in a Concert Across America to End Gun Violence in 2016 and 2018.

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CineGrand Film: Red Joan
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

CineGrand Film: Red Joan

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

(2019. UK 1 hr, 50 min. Directed by Trevor Nunn. R.) In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award (R) winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she's shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history... Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top-secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, “Red Joan” is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom. With Stephen Campbell Moore and Tom Hughes.

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

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NT Live: Hamlet
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

NT Live: Hamlet

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. The original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

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

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Come on Home! A Grand Fundraiser
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Come on Home! A Grand Fundraiser

An evening of down east humor and Junior’s very lively auction.

Presented by The Trenton Flats Irregulars

A host of priceless goods, services, and home made desserts; donated by dozens of generous businesses and individuals in the Ellsworth area, and beyond!

$10 General Admission.

Much thanks to the Bert and I folks!

Much thanks to Leicester Bay Theatricals!

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ProFOGative Film: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Big Foot
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

ProFOGative Film: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Big Foot

Sponsored by FOGTOWN BREWERY - Great film. Great beer. Great conversation.

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

(2018. US 1 hr, 38 min. Directed by Robert D. Krzykowski. NR.) Sponsored by Fogtown Brewery. This unique movie follows the epic adventures of an American legend that no one has ever heard of. Since WWII, Calvin Barr (the legendary Sam Elliott) has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again. With great supporting performances from Aidan Turner (MPBN's "Poldark"), Ron Livingston ("Band of Brothers"), Larry Miller ("Seinfeld"), Ellar Coltrane ("Boyhood") and Maine’s own Caitlin Fitzgerald (Showtime's "Masters of Sex").

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

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Waterfront Concert: Trisha Mason Band
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Waterfront Concert: Trisha Mason Band

The Trisha Mason Band is a home grown Ellsworth, Maine ensemble that draws its strength from the snowy forests, the rockbound coasts of downeast. Trisha has forged her song-craft, delicately tuneful and staunchly demotic, in the crucible of the fan-driven hometown music scene here in the small town capital of Hancock County. Thee years plus strong the Trisha mason Band continues to gain new fans while keeping long time fans guessing! The TMB is a make up of solid performers that, together, make up something amazing and fun! Impossible to pinpoint an exact genre of music style. Trisha's original music has a folk-rock flair with hints of melancholy sassy in your face showmanship!

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CineGrand Film: All Is True
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

CineGrand Film: All Is True

On the Coastal Eye Care screen

7:30pm

(2019. UK 1 hr, 41 min. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. PG-13.) The year is 1613, Shakespeare (Branagh) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Co-starring Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder and Lydia Wilson.

$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members 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, Saturday & 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
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, Saturday & 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paper Tigers: A Family for Me Event
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Paper Tigers: 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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