Annapolis Royal screenings sold out, more planned for weekend
The movie Maudie, staring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, was so popular last weekend at King’s Theatre that more showings are scheduled for next weekend.
“We have had three sold out shows and a heads up that there are very few seats left for tonight,” theatre general manager Janet Larkman said in an email late in the afternoon on May 28.
Friday night’s show was sold out and left a line-up of about 100 people without seats. They could get tickets for three subsequent showings. But Saturday night was packed, as was Sunday’s matinee. At about 5 p.m. on Sunday, Larkman said few tickets were left for the final show.
“But fear not -- we plan to add multiple screenings next weekend,” Larkman said. “The details of times and dates will be announced as soon as they can be confirmed. And yes, we will be offering advance tickets sales.”
Larkman described response to the movie about folk artist Maud Lewis as Maudie Mania.
Many in the audience Saturday night had met or known Lewis and those who knew her well said Hawkins’ portrayal was perfect.
Response to Saturday night’s screening was positive, with the audience applauding as the lights came up after almost two hours.
All talk was about Hawkins’ portrayal of Lewis, whose life as an artist played out less than half an hour away just outside Digby. Hawke’s portrayal as the notalways-nice, emotionally-bound Everett Lewis was powerful – and perhaps generous.
The film is a Canadian Irish production produced by Mongrel Media and has already received Oscar buzz.
For more information on tickets call the Box Office at 902-5327704. Or you can get them at the door Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go to the website for ticket information and updates at www.kingstheatre.ca
The movie is a King’s Film Society presentation.
Sally Hawkins’ portrayal of Maud Lewis in the movie Maudie was lauded as Oscar-deserving by many who saw the show at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal last weekend – and more than a few in the audience knew the worldfamous folk artist. They said Hawkins was indeed Maud Lewis. All four shows were sold out but King’s Theatre is scheduling more shows for this coming weekend.