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Waldo Theatre returns to its roots with movie evenings

WALDOBORO — The Waldo Theatre, 916 Major St., hosts its second in a series of new motion picture evenings with a screening of the experience-comedy “Back to the Future” Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd star in 1985’s “Back to the Long run.”

The Waldo was commissioned in 1936 as a state-of-the-art movie home and opened in 1937 with a screening of “Pennies from Heaven” starring Bing Crosby.

After closing in 2014, the historic making was saved and renovated by area group members starting in 2017. Thanks to volunteers, generous donors, and the set up of new know-how, The Waldo a short while ago reopened as a performing arts middle providing dwell songs, theatre, instructional systems, and now motion pictures. “Back to the Future” will transportation audiences again to the 1950s when The Waldo was displaying various movies a week.

In this 1980s sci-fi vintage, smaller-city California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Touring by way of time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters younger variations of his dad and mom (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and have to make absolutely sure that they slide in like or he’ll stop to exist. Even a lot more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his possess time and preserve the everyday living of Doc Brown.

The Waldo is trying to keep up-to-date with CDC COVID-19 suggestions for Lincoln County. Masks are at present required for audiences customers, volunteers and personnel.

Grownup tickets are $8 online in advance and $10 at the door youth tickets (up to age 17) are $5. This motion picture is rated PG and some material could not be acceptable for little ones. For tickets and a schedule of upcoming film nights, together with some holiday favorites, take a look at

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