Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in “Disney's Beauty and the Beast.” IMAGE COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES

Grand to show vacation movies in 3D

ELLSWORTH — “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be shown at The Grand Monday through Friday, Feb. 19-23, at 1 p.m.

This “live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic, which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience … stays true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs,” said a press release.

Emma Watson is Belle, “a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.”

With Luke Evans as Gaston; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice; Josh Gad as Lefou; Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts. With Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Audra MacDonald. (2017. U.S. 2 hours, 9 minutes. Directed by Bill Condon. P.G.) Admission costs $1 per person because of sponsorship by the city of Ellsworth and Morton’s Moo.

“Blade Runner 2049” will be shown on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, at 7 p.m. “Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos,” said a press release. “K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. With Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and Ana de Armas. (2017. U.S. 2 hours, 44 minutes. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. R.). General Admission tickets cost $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for Grand members.

Call 667-9500, visit www.grandonline.org or follow The Grand on Facebook.



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