“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Tim Burton’s new film, plays Thursday, Oct. 20, followed Friday, Oct. 21, by Oliver Stone’s biographical drama “Snowden” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is based on Ransom Riggs’ bestselling novel about a boy who follows clues from his grandfather’s old photographs which lead to a supposedly abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island – a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. The mystery and danger deepen as he meets the residents and learns about their special powers — and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (PG-13, 127 minutes) plays at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20.
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone (“Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Wall Street,” and “JFK”) tackles an important and fascinating true story with “Snowden,” the politically charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. It reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some and a traitor by others. No matter what you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.
“Snowden” (134 minutes, rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity) plays at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, and Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 26 and 27, as well as at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday Oct. 23.
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.