We want to personally thank you for your continued support of the Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema. As we monitor the rapidly evolving public health risks associated with COVID-19, our top priority is the health and safety of our audiences, employees, and the community.
Based on the recommendations of public health officials and medical professionals, we will be indefinitely postponing Maine in the Movies: Empire Falls. We will keep you up to date with details as they develop.
Thank you again for your support.
“Hollywood does not always hunt for grim reality, but that’s what it found here. Waterville [was] the perfect backdrop for the filming of Empire Falls, based on Richard Russo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with the same title about a rundown, blue-collar Maine community where the economy never recovered after its shirt factory shut down. So Paul Newman moved to town, as did his wife, actress Joanne Woodward. And Ed Harris. And Helen Hunt, Robin Wright Penn and Aidan Quinn. Lynn Kippax, the location manager and a Maine resident, spent months driving around the state. When he started zeroing in on Waterville, he found that his habit of wearing Hathaway shirts endeared him to its residents and smoothed the way for filming. ‘In the end, the town and its characters have a real redemption, and the book’s ending is one of hope,’ he said. ‘I hope Waterville has that.'” – Kristen Scharnbberg, Chicago Tribune.
Free and open to the public – reserve seats online.