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Marty Feldman and Gene Wilder star in the Mel Brooks classic
Marty Feldman and Gene Wilder star in the Mel Brooks classic "Young Frankenstein" at the Lincoln Theater Oct. 11-13.

This week, with our friends and neighbors in town, we celebrate Pumpkinfest by carrying on our tradition of showing a free family film and broadcasting the regatta. This year, we are also showing the Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein" at a reduced ticket price of $5. So, be sure to celebrate Pumpkinfest with some wonderful laughs as you enjoy this take-off of the classic horror story.

Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure
The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all - Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music.

Music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society. This will be the central theme of this ambitious exhibition, shown in HD on the big screen. New research, revealed for the first time at this exhibition, also uncovers how his technique and materials affected his works. Screens Thursday, Oct. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Pumpkinfest at Lincoln Theater
In celebration of Pumpkinfest, the Mel Brook's classic, "Young Frankenstein" (PG) returns Friday, Oct. 11 for a three-day run with special reduced ticket pricing. Featuring unforgettable performances by Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Gene Hackman and Madeline Kahn. Shows Friday and Saturday Oct. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m.

The Pumpkinfest Regatta will be broadcast on the theater screen starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. Admission is free.

The 2013 Pumpkinfest free family movie, Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" (PG), finds a 12-year-old boy searching for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams; Monday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

'The Butler' (PG-13, 2:10)
Lee Daniels and the screenwriter Danny Strong have used the true story of Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight presidents, as the springboard for a sprawling, unruly, funny and moving epic of race and family in America.

The emotional and dramatic heart of the movie is the modest home where Cecil and his wife (Oprah Winfrey) quarrel, dance, drink and entertain; scenes which provide a rare and vivid picture of middle-class African-American life during a tumultuous period in history. Final showings on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m.

What's next
Our next exhibition focus on two art favorites - Manet: Portraying Life (Oct. 17) and Munch:150 (Oct. 24). "Macbeth," from the National Theatre Live, starring Kevin Branagh, screens Saturday, Oct. 19. "Hannah Arendt" (NR), "In a World" (R), and "Enough Said" (PG-13) are films that are on their way.

Your own seat
Our "green monthly contribution campaign," is up and running with an initial goal of raising $500 in pledges by Friday, Oct. 25 through our new online system. One hundred contributors at $5 each will allow us to meet our board challenge match of $500, making every pledge go twice as far. A $20 pledge gives you a theater seat with your name on it.

Donating online is safe, secure, and painless and can be done through your bank account or credit card. For more information please email or call the theater.

The theater's complete October schedule and information on all theater events are available at You can also check us out by viewing our facebook page, calling the theater's box office at 563-3424, or by dropping by for a visit. The office is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please be sure to sign up for our weekly e-blast. Each week we send out a listing of what is playing for the week at Lincoln Theater.

To sign up, just send us an email at and never miss a performance you'd like to see at the theater. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta.

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