The Strand Theatre, in partnership with the Owls Head Transportation Museum, continues its Drive-In Movie screenings at the OHTM campus during August. Movies will be shown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; showtime is at 8 p.m. each night, with gates opening at 7 p.m.
August 6-8: Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993) will return due to popular demand! Paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. PG-13. Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes.
August 13-15: Get Out
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford. Rated R. Running time: 1 hour, 44 min.
August 20-22: 1917
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers--Blake's own brother among them. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, with Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch. Rated R. Running time: 2 hours.
August 27-29: Maiden
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sports world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Directed by Alex Holmes. Starring Tracy Edwards. Rated PG. Running time: 1 hour, 37 min.
Tickets are $20 per car, and will be available starting at 2 p.m. each day for that evening’s show. Tickets can be purchased only on the Strand Theatre website at RocklandStrand.com. Availability is limited, so movie-goers are encouraged to buy their tickets early to guarantee their spot.
More information about the Drive-In and the safety precautions that will be in place can be found on the Strand website.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum St., Owls Head.