January 24, 2022
Contact: Mary Ellms, [email protected]

Weekly series at Railroad Square Cinema pledges to “Bring Back Date Night” with fan-favorite romantic films

WATERVILLE, Maine – From January 31 through the month of February, the Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema will host a “Bring Back Date Night” series, which features five date-worthy films to get you out of the house on Mondays at 7 p.m. Bring a date, a friend, or just yourself—all are welcome!

The five films include the classic romantic comedy “10 Things I Hate About You” and the acclaimed Hong Kong drama “In the Mood for Love.” The series is programmed with the goal of providing a fun and romantic experience for couples who may not have had a chance to go on a proper date in a while. With proof of ticket purchase (i.e. an online receipt), filmgoers can redeem 15% off their meals at one of two area restaurants: Front & Main* in Waterville or Meridians in Fairfield. Beer, wine and, of course, popcorn are available for purchase at the cinema.

Tickets are $10.50 for adults and $8.50 for students and seniors. Tickets and trailers are available at

*Must be redeemed at Front & Main the day of the screening. No discount at Front & Main on Monday, February 14. No restrictions apply at Meridians. Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and masking at all indoor events is required.

“In the Mood for Love” | Monday, January 31 at 7 p.m.
In 35mm!
A ravishing portrait of forbidden attraction by Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai, projected in gorgeous 35mm. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung and Maggie Cheung play two neighbors who form a tantalizingly chaste friendship while staying loyal to their respective spouses.

“Love and Basketball” | Monday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
Monica pursues her passion for basketball while falling in love with the boy next door in this classic coming-of-age story, one of the best of Black American cinema.

“10 Things I Hate About You” | Monday, February 14 at 7 p.m.
What’s a better Valentine’s Day movie than this well-loved adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew?” This date night movie has it all: a great cast (Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Allison Janney, Joseph Gordon-Levitt), an arguably greater soundtrack, and a downright romantic paintball scene.

“Saving Face” | Monday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
The 2004 lesbian dramedy stars Michelle Krusiec as Wilhelmina Pang, or Wil, whose mother, Ma (played by Joan Chen), tries in vain to set her up with eligible New York bachelors. Wil instead falls for Vivian, a ballerina pursuing her passion for contemporary dance. Ma, divorced and suddenly pregnant, moves in with Wil to avoid shame from their tight-knit Chinese-American community.

“Baby Driver” | Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m.
Edgar Wright directs as Ansel Elgort plays Baby, a get-away driver with tinnitus, indebted to Atlanta crime boss Doc. Amidst stunning car chases serving as the choreography in this “mixtape on wheels” (“Sight & Sound”), Baby meets angelic waitress Debora (Lily James), who symbolizes Baby’s potential redemption.

About the Maine Film Center
The Maine Film Center (MFC) brings world-class independent film to Central Maine through Railroad Square Cinema, the only Sundance Art House Project cinema in Maine; the annual Maine International Film Festival, a 10-day celebration that attracts filmmakers and film aficionados from around the world; and impactful, accessible film exhibitions and education programs. MFC firmly believes that art and culture have the power to enrich lives, strengthen community bonds, and serve as an economic engine. MFC is a division of Waterville Creates. For more information, visit MaineFilmCenter.org.