Walt Disney Studios’ new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie is playing this week at The Harbor Theatre. This “Beauty and the Beast” is retelling of the studio’s animated classic with original music and several new songs.
“Beauty and the Beast” tells the fairy-tale story of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true prince within.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome-but-shallow villager who woos Belle. Oscar winner Kevin Kline stars as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric-but-lovable father; Josh Gad plays Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor is Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci plays Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen is Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson is the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
“Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon, based on the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast.” The film is rated PG and is 129 minutes long. It plays at 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18 and Wednesday-Saturday, March 22-25. It also plays at 2 p.m. on Sundays, March 19 and 26.
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.