WALDOBORO — The Waldo Theater, 916 Main St., is hosting two screenings of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” on Wednesday, March 9 at 2 p.m. and Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
In this 1958 thriller, Jimmy Stewart plays a detective forced into retirement after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow officer. He’s hired to prevent the death of an old friend’s wife, but all is not as it seems. Hitchcock’s haunting and compelling masterpiece is widely regarded as one of his masterpieces. The film also stars Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes.
The Waldo was commissioned in 1936 as a state-of-the-art movie theater and opened in 1937. After its closure in 2014, the historic building was rescued and renovated by members of the local community from 2017. Thanks to the volunteers, generous donors and the installation of new technology, The Waldo recently reopened as a performing arts center offering live music, theatre, educational programs and now films. The Waldo plans to regularly show films of various genres on its big screen.
Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required inside the theater. Adults attending with children who are not yet vaccinated will be asked a series of standard COVID questions.
Adult tickets are $8 online in advance and $10 at the door; youth tickets (up to age 17) are $5. This movie is rated PG and some content may not be suitable for children. For tickets and a schedule of upcoming movie events, visit waldotheatre.org/pages/movies.
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