Alamo Theatre

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Fri 29 Jul, 6:00 pm
Fri 29 Jul, 8:15 pm
Sat 30 Jul, 6:00 pm
Sat 30 Jul, 8:15 pm
Sun 31 Jul, 2:00 pm
Sun 31 Jul, 6:00 pm

In Rebecca Miller's witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE'S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), a "ficto-critical anthropologist" and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore), a brilliant Danish academic. With a Greek chorus of Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (played by Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices.
98 minutes

Thu 4 Aug, 7:00 pm

A decade in the making, Duncan Wilder Johnson’s documentary on Boston hardcore/metal band Sam Black Church will finally Make it to Maine!

Created by Johnson over a ten-year period across a few rounds of fundraising efforts, Leave Behind A Grove In The Earth traces the band’s rise through the Boston underground in the ’90s, and how it bridged the gap between ’80s hardcore punk and the various styles of metal that populated the 2000s to now.

The film features archival live footage, and interviews with the band as well as Bad Brains’ Dr. Know, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Lamb Of God’s D. Randall Bythe, Neil Fallon of Church, and a host of New England voices, including Jesse Leach and Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage, Trevor Phipps and Ken Susi of Unearth, Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair, Jonah Jenkins of Only Living Witness, and others.

“It was a band that everyone would stop and stare because they couldn’t believe what was happening on stage,” says D’Antonio in the doc. “Just total chaos, utter chaos.”

Back in 2014, Johnson told Vanyaland just what led him down the path of telling Sam Black Chuch’s story: “The amazing music of Sam Black Church, how intensely they performed, and their compelling story from no one knowing who they were to growing to huge popularity in New England to making an impact after they stopped playing on what are now considered top-tier metal bands.”

Fri 19 Aug, 6:00 pm
Fri 19 Aug, 8:30 pm
Sat 20 Aug, 6:00 pm
Sat 20 Aug, 8:30 pm
Sun 21 Aug, 2:00 pm

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. Less
"Viggo Mortensen gets the role he may well have been born to play, not as a superhero, but as a super-dad determined to raise his kids on his own terms.

If there weren’t already a film called “World’s Greatest Dad,” that over-commodified Father’s Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic,” which stars Viggo Mortensen as one of the screen’s all-time most progressive patriarchs — the surviving half of a counter-culture couple who decided to shrug off capitalism (they ignore Christmas, but celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day”), quit the big city and raise their family off the grid. But when Mom commits suicide, that puts a major twist in the fairy tale, which is precisely where Ross’ emotionally gripping family drama begins, evenhandedly weighing the pros and cons of its wildly unconventional parenting strategy, as the grieving father and his six kids cope with the idea of integrating back into polite society."
118 minutes

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Sun 21 Aug, 6:00 pm

Biography | Drama | Family
A woman (Julie Andrews) leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (Christopher Plummer)

A part of the Alamo Theatre's Centennial Celebration
Join us for this classic 1965 multi Oscar winning film on the big screen!

All seats $5 or FREE to Century Donors and Members of Northeast Historic Film
174 minutes