“Florence Foster Jenkins” is playing Thursday, Sept. 22, followed by Tom Hanks in “Sully” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
“Florence Foster Jenkins, set in the 1940s, is about New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. Her husband St. Clair (Hugh Grant) goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet. With Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Nina Arianda.
“Florence Foster Jenkins” is rated PG-13. It plays at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22.
“Sully” stars Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. On Jan. 15, 2009, Sullenberger tried to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survived the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger became a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.
“Sully” is rated PG-13. It plays at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, and Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28 and 29. “Sully” also plays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.
For more information, call 633-0438 or go to facebook.com/harbortheatre or harbortheatre.net. The Harbor Theatre is located at 185 Townsend Ave., at the junction of Routes 27 and 96, in Boothbay Harbor, across from Hannaford Supermarket.