• “Lawrence of Arabia,” at Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor, at 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. The 1962 epic is shown in the Classic Film Series, $10 tix include popcorn and water before the show and refreshments at intermission.

• Free Screening for Strand Members: “Like Water for Chocolate,” 7 p.m. All members, including people who join right before the movie, are invited to a free showing of the film about a Mexican woman whose cooking has magical effects. The nonprofit Strand Theatre in downtown Rockland has been designated a National Historic Landmark.


• COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “The Grinch,” “Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” See ad on p. 35 for showtimes. Colonial will be open on Thanksgiving.

• FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston., 594-2100.

• HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. “Free Solo.”

• STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “The Happy Prince,” “The Old Man and the Gun.” See ad on p. 35 for showtimes.


• “Big Fish,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. November’s film lineup about “outsiders” continues with the Tim Burton fantasy about Billy Crudup, who tries to learn more about his dying father by piecing together a lifetime of fantastical tales and legends.

• “Sleuth,” 7 p.m., Friday Night Flix at Belfast Free Library. November’s eclectic lineup continues with the mystery thriller starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, who scheme to get rich.


• “Waiting for the Sun,” 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Filmed over several years, the documentary follows children in Beijing’s Sun Village, a home for youngsters whose parents are on death row. It’s the second film in the two-film series Is This China’s Century?, and the screening is free and open to the public. 


• Famed Climber Henry Barber at Special Showing of “Free Solo,” at Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor, 2 p.m. The leading American rock climber of the 1970s will introduce the film and stay for a Q&A afterward. Complimentary refreshments served at 1:30 p.m.


• Met Opera Encore: Marnie, 2 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. The New York City production is based on a Winston Graham novel set in the 1950s about a young woman who assumes multiple identities (the same novel also inspired a Hitchcock film).

• NT Live Presents: The Madness of King George III, 2 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. It’s 1786 and the powerful king is starting to behave erratically as a scheming Prince of Wales looks for his opening.

• “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” at Camden Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free screening of the documentary about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Fred Rogers.


• “Elf,” Saturday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. Rockland’s Strand Theatre screens its annual free holiday movie. This one stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a regular-sized man who is raised as an elf. When he learns he’s not an elf, he heads to New York City to find his biological family.