Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, will host three films produced by Netflix that are expected to be nominated for Academy Awards — “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” and “The Two Popes”— on three consecutive Thursdays, January 16, 23 and 30.

Crime meets politics in “The Irishman,” the latest film from Martin Scorsese, playing January 16 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Note the early start time for the evening screening: the film runs three and a half hours. Adapted from Charles Brandt’s book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” the film depicts Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a World War II combat veteran and truck driver turned Mafia hitman and union leader as he looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family and his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

De-aging technology makes the actors appear younger at times as the story spans decades. In addition to Best Picture, “The Irishman” is expected to receive Oscar nominations for Best Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (De Niro), Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci and Pacino), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

“Marriage Story,” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, will come to the big screen on Thursday, January 23, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Complete with a not-to-miss supporting cast — including Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Alan Alda and Laura Dern — this comedy-drama-romance from Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”) takes an incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Driver and Johansson, both receiving Oscar buzz for their performances in lead roles, will be honored with a joint performers-of-the-year award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) on January 17. The film is also expected to receive Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Dern), and Best Original Screenplay.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for Lincoln Theater members and youth 18 and under and are available at the door starting one hour prior to the screening. For more information, visit or call 563-3424.