Alamo Theatre

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Fri 25 May, 6:00 pm
Fri 25 May, 8:15 pm
Sat 26 May, 6:00 pm
Sat 26 May, 8:15 pm
Sun 27 May, 2:00 pm
Sun 27 May, 6:00 pm


On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy.

Kennedy left the scene of the accident and didn't alert authorities for ten hours. Kopechne is believed to have been alive for at least four hours trapped in the car before she finally ran out of air. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history.
106 minutes

Mon 18 Jun, 2:00 pm

In the afternoon of June 18, 1864, 864 men – members of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment – were ordered to charge against an entrenched position in Petersburg, Virginia.
They obeyed.
In 10 minutes, 632 of them were dead or wounded.
“Forlorn Hope” is the story of that charge.
The Alamo Theatre is appropriate for the world premiere because five of the casualties of the charge are memorialized in their home town cemetery, just down the street from you, in Bucksport.
The regiment began the War as the 18th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, but were changed to Heavy Artillery and guarded Washington for the first 18 months of their service. Pressed to resume as infantry, the regiment was bloodied as the guard of a supply wagon train at Spotsylvania before arriving at Petersburg.
The help they were supposed to receive in making the charge declined to join the fight, knowing that it was, essentially, a suicide mission, a forlorn hope.
General George Meade resolved afterwards that never again in the War would he order a full frontal attack on an entrenched position.
It was the greatest loss of a single regiment in any battle of the Civil War.

Thu 12 Jul, 6:00 pm

JULY 12:


The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet. It is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. Anote’s Ark premiering in 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival.