• “Big Pharma,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Waldo County Chapter of Maine AllCare presents the film about the problems of extreme drug prices in the U.S. Refreshments served.


  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Aquaman,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Mary Poppins Returns.”
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston., 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Mary Queen of Scots.”
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “At Eternity’s Gate.”, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Ben Is Back.”


  • “I, Claude Monet,” 2 p.m., Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. In this entry to the Exhibition on Screen series, the story of the painter’s life is told through his personal letters.
  • Celebrating the Silents Series Kicks Off at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Three classics will be offered free of charge on Friday afternoons in January at 2 p.m., starting Jan. 11 with “The Lost Battalion.” It tells the story of American soldiers surrounded by Germans during the Battle of the Argonne in WWI and stars soldiers who actually fought there. Coming up: “The Birth of a Nation” on Jan. 18 and “City Lights” on Jan. 25.
  • “First Monday in October,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (Academy building). January is Walter Matthau Month and it continues with him playing a wry liberal who opposes the appointment of the first woman, a conservative, to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • “Life of Pi,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. January’s theme of “fantasy” continues with the story of a shipwrecked boy who ends up on a lifeboat with an unlikely fellow survivor – a fearsome Bengal tiger. The visually stunning film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.


  • “Blue Planet 2” at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. After last year’s successful showings of BBC’s “Blue Planet” series, the theater is screening “Blue Planet 2” on Saturday mornings through Feb. 2. This week: Episode 3, “Coral Reefs.” All screenings are free.
  • Met Opera Live-in-HD: Cilea’s Adriana Lecourveur, broadcast from Lincoln Center in Manhattan to Strand Theatre in Rockland and Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta at 1 p.m. The story of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her passion onstage and off. The Strand will show an encore Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m.


  • “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds,” at Rockland’s Strand Theatre at 3 p.m. David Abel’s documentary about how America and Canada are duking it out over the 277-square-mile Gray Zone in the Gulf of Maine, where more lobster arrive every day as the fast-warming Gulf pushes them north.


  • Three Films on Maine’s Connection to Northern Ireland, 7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Belfast. The Belfast Historical Society and Maine Ulster Scots Project will unveil three shorts produced this summer by the Ulster-Scots Agency and Tourism Ireland celebrating the link between Maine and Northern Ireland. Belfast was settled by Scots-Irish in 1770. The Belfast Bay Fiddlers will play during the event. $8 donation suggested.
  • “Girlfriends,” 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. Cinematheque is the opera house’s new monthly series celebrating the best of classic, foreign and cult films. Casual post-film discussions will take place at nearby 40 Paper, with half-price drinks starting at 9 p.m. “Girlfriends” takes place against the backdrop of 1970s New York City and is a hilarious look at female friendship. $8 at the door.


  • Open House at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, 10 a.m. to noon. Using the new film “At Eternity’s Gate,” people can explore the theater’s upgraded visual and audio assistance devices.
  • Thomaston Library Family Movie & Pizza Night: “Smallfoot,” 5 p.m. The evening is free, open to everyone, and, as always, pajamas are welcome. “Smallfoot” is an animated adventure for all ages about a young Yeti who finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. Closed captions.


  • The Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: La Bayadere, Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre. The high-def same-day capture of Moscow’s famed ballet company dancing a story full of forbidden love, death and vengeful judgment India. $15 adults; $10 college students with ID and those under 19.
  • Met Opera Encore: Cilea’s Adriana Lecourveur, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at Rockland’s Strand Theatre.