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The Grand In Ellsworth Holds Week Long 80th Birthday Celebration

The Grand In Ellsworth Holds Week Long 80th Birthday Celebration

Celebrating 80 Grand Years!
July 7th - 14th!

The Grand, in Ellsworth is holding a week long celebration for its 80th birthday!

During this time, The Grand will have a lot of exciting events that the public can partake in, from live music, to Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, and scenes from local theatre companies.

Here is a listing of the weeks events, as show on The Grand's website ( )

July - 7th

80th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off Party
At Union River Harbor Park
5pm - 9pm

Harris Harborside Takeout

Destroy them my robots!

Live Music - Destroy Them My Robots, 80's Karaoke, Demonstrations, Darling's Ice CreamTruck,Bounce House, Face Painting, Cake Contest, and more!

Bring a chair or a blanket, and spend the evening on the river.
Harris Harborside Takeout will also be donating a portion of their proceeds to The Grand!

July - 8th

Live Theatre:A Celebration Of 42 Years of GSSME: Trial By Jury and Favorites!GSSME
On the Stanley Subaru stage

Tickets: General Admission
$15.00 Admission

The story concerns a "breach of promise of marriage" lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. Gilbert based the libretto of Trial by Juryon an operetta parody that he had written in 1868.

July - 9

The Grand In Ellsworth Holds Week Long 80th Birthday Celebration

Grand History Night - Storyslam: Past, Present & FutureOn the Stanley Subaru stage

An evening of music, Cake contest & tasting, speeches
By donation at the door

July - 10Black Panther!

CineGrand Film: Black Panther (3D)
On the Stanley Subaru stage

Tickets: General Admission
$8.00 Adults
$7.00 Seniors/Students
$6.00 Grand Members

Black Panther - (3D. 2018. US. 2 hr, 15 min. Directed by Ryan Coogler. PG-13.)

T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and "Black Panther" is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. With Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis.

July - 11th

Musical Grand Matinee: The Wizard of Oz (3D)Wizard of Oz

On the Coastal Eye Care screen
Tickets: General Admission

The Wizard of Oz - (1939. USA 1 hr, 23 min. Directed by Victor Fleming. G.)

L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life and now- 3D! The beloved musical stars the legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. Dorothy's journey in Oz will take her through emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends. With Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West.

July - 11th

Luisa Miller

Summer MET Encore: Luisa Miller (Verdi)

On the Coastal Eye Care Screen

Tickets: General Admission
$18.00 Admission

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Becza?a in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

July - 12th

Chris Ross and the North
Live Music: Chris Ross and the North
On the Stanley Subaru stage

Tickets: General Admission
$15.00 Admission

Ross spent the better part of a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer. Inside the arsenal of tracks he's penned, one finds dangerous, hard-hitting reflections; stories of love, life and longing, appealing because they're so real. Tinted with an appetite for self-destruction, his writing style is smooth and eloquent while remaining sincere to genuine grit of experience. When his sonorous vocals found affinity with a band, the evolution cultivated a multifaceted, visceral experience for listeners, an auditory landscape much like that of Maine itself: Humble yet dramatic, severe yet sweet, cold and resonant with a nearby fire throwing heat.??The musicians forming The North provide a masterful blend of country + rock & roll swagger, a winning combination with Ross's candid storytelling. Anchored by Ryan Curless (drums) and Caleb Sweet (bass), the rhythm section hits where you want it to, and hard - a fine tuned compatibility of artistic bonds reaching back to early childhood perceptible to the naked ear. Rounding out The North is guitarist Zachary Bence, a virtuoso with the ability to transition between ear-scorching guitar solos and beautiful sonic swells on the drop of a dime, his grace as a musician as boundless as his contribution to the band's steady concord. Chris Ross + The North are rubber tramps out of necessity, lending to the ideal consumption of their sound: Live + loud with a stiff drink in one hand and open road on either side of the night.

July - 13th

Live Theatre Showcase
On the Stanley Subaru stage

Tickets: General Admission
$10.00 Admission

An evening of short plays & scenes performed by local actors & theatre troupes.

July - 14th

Grand Youth Education Day

12:00am - 1:00pm - Open House / Tours
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Creative Movement Workshop with Jasmine Ireland
1:00pm - 7:00pm - Film Poster Sale ($5.00 per Poster!)
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Performance Improv Workshop with Nick Turner
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Open House / Tours

July - 14th - Last day of Grand Week!

The Goonies
Throwback Film: The Goonies
On the Coastal Eye Care screen

Tickets: General Admission
$.80 Admission
$1.00 Make it Grand by donating $.20!

The Goonies - (1985. USA 1 hr, 55 min. Directed by Richard Donner. PG.)

Adapted by Chris Columbus ("Home Alone," "Gremlins") from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such future stars as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue. The Spielberg influence is most pronounced in the film's prologue and epilogue, when the viewer is advised that the film's real villains are a group of "Evil Land Developers." The musical score makes excellent use of Max Steiner's main theme from "The Adventures of Don Juan," not to mention contributions by the likes of Richard Marx and Cyndi Lauper. With Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Jeff Cohen, Jonathan Ke Quan, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano and Kerri Green.

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