It’s Wednesday and that means half price night at the Colonial Movie Theatre in downtown Belfast. Aha, you may think, movies showing in the mid-coast of Maine are surely something available on Netflix. Not so! Belfast is the polar opposite of New York, Washington, Los Angeles in many things but when it comes to opening night for the big screen, we are right there with the big dogs. Wolverine opened Friday, May 1, in Belfast and elsewhere, and on Wednesday we saw this movie for a whopping $4.50 per adult – can’t beat that. And there’s a bonus! After seeing six movies, entrance to the seventh is free. (Note: for those of you beating a fast track to Belfast, half price movie night moves to Monday for the summer on Memorial Day weekend).
Hugh Jackman stole my heart on Wednesday, but he was replaced on Thursday with Crimes of the Heart, a hilarious rendition of Beth Henley’s play put on by the Belfast Maskers. Okay, the ladies who played the lead roles are not in there with Helen Mirren, but they are working on it. Community theatre is another good bang for the buck – for $30 my husband and I had front row seats and just had the best time for two hours. Really, can’t beat that!
This is really on the QT – after both the movie and the play, my husband and I went on over to Scoops, the sweetest, most nostalgic ice cream parlor right on Main Street run by the charming Karen. Open until 10 PM, we just made it in the door and ordered, you guessed it, a huge banana split!