Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter Day

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

MArch 23, 2:00pm

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

Buy tickets

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (3D)

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

March 23, 7:00pm

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

Buy tickets

Award Season: Mary Queen of Scots

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

March 28, Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (closed caption)

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

Buy tickets

MET: Die Walkurie (Wagner)

March 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET

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

Estimated Run Time: 4 hr.s 55 mins. Intermissions: 2

Buy tickets

The Wizard of Oz

Sponsored by First National Bank

On the Stanley Subaru Stage

Directed by Leslie Michaud

April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 7:00pm

April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 2:00pm

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.

Buy tickets

First CineGrand: Widows


On the Coastal Eye Care Screen
Sponsored by First Advisors & First National Bank


Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Wednesday, 1:00 pm (closed caption)
(2018. US 2 hrs, 8min. Directed by Steve McQueen. R.) Sponsored by First Advisors and First National Bank. From Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn ("Gone Girl") comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion, and corruption. "Widows," tells the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar-winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. The film’s all-star cast includes Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

Buy tickets

Lunafest

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen
Short Films By, For and About Women

6:00pm Social, 7:00pm program & films
(2019. 1 hr, 30 min. NR.) The Grand is excited to be hosting a screening of “Lunafest 2019” on the Coastal Eye Care Screen to benefit a local women’s charity. Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. *Please Note: Films are not formally rated, however, some content is not appropriate for children. We recommend that viewers be age 16+. There will be a LunaFest reception at 6 pm, to be followed at 6:30 pm by a half-hour panel discussion amongst prominent women in the area.

Buy tickets

Award Season: At Eternity’s Gate

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth

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

Buy tickets

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

1:00 pm 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.

Buy tickets

CineGrand: Maria My Callas

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Tuesday,7:30 pm, Wednesday,1:00 pm (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.

Buy tickets

Art on Screen: Klimt & Schiele – Eros & Psyches

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.

Buy tickets

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.

Buy tickets

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.

Buy tickets

CineGrand Film: Stan & Ollie

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

7:30 pm

(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.

Buy tickets

4th Annual Grand Mouth-Off Lip Sync Battle

On the Stanley Subaru stage

A fundraiser for The Grand

May 4, 7:00pm

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!

Buy tickets

MET: Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)

May 11, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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

Buy tickets

CLUE: The Musical

On the Stanley Subaru stage

June 21, 22, 28, 29 7:00pm

June 23, 30 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.

Buy tickets

Steel Magnolias

On the Stanley Subaru stage

August 23, 24, 30, 31 7:00pm

August 25, September 1 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.

Buy tickets

The Music Man

Oct 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 7:00pm

Oct 13, 19, 20, 27 2:00pm

On the Stanley Subaru stage

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Buy tickets

A Musical Christmas Carol

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Dec 13, 14, 20, 21 7:00pm

Dec 14, 15, 21, 22 2:00pm

An adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with original songs. True to the classic story with some twists. All original songs and great roles portrayed by the young and the young at heart.

Buy tickets

You Can't Take It With You

On the Stanley Subaru stage

Feb 21, 22, 28, 29 7:00pm

Feb 23 & March 1 2:00pm

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.

Buy tickets

Information



Have a code?

If you have a coupon, gift certificate, or pass code, please enter it here: