Upcoming Events

  1. Classic Film: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

    Saturday, December 5 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Portland Ballet: The Victorian Nutcracker

    Sunday, December 6 @ 3:00 pm
  3. Classic Film: Once More, With Feeling

    Sun, January 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Classic Film: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Sat, December 5, 2015, at 2:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit

It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and starts telling colorful, amusing stories about his childhood Christmases that are shown in flashback.

The film is based on A Child's Christmas in Wales, a prose work by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Originally emerging from a piece written for radio, it was recorded by Thomas in 1952. The story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and is a romanticized version of Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. It is one of Thomas's most popular works.


Admission, parking, and popcorn are free.

The Victorian Nutcracker

 Sun, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit

As a holiday treat, dancers from the Portland Ballet will perform excerpts from their production of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet. This representation of about a dozen dancers, will appear in full costume in selections from the Ballet’s complete production of “The Victorian Nutcracker”, (which opens in the Portland area the following week.)

The dancers will also provide an up-close demonstration of their dance classes and barre work with commentary, as a part of their presentation.   CHILDREN ARE WELCOME, and may be invited from the audience to chat with the dancers and try out a few dance steps.

OPA is delighted to welcome Portland Ballet back to Ogunquit!

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A reception with refreshments will follow the performance.

TICKETS are $5 per person at the door.   No advance sales.

Classic Film: Once More, With Feeling

 Sun, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit

Yul Brynner and Kay Kendall star in this hilarious and successful 1960 cinematic version of the stage comedy by Harry Kurnitz. Brynner is a flamboyant symphony conductor with tremendous talent and ego to match. He spares no one in his relentless pursuit of musical perfection, while his elegant but giddy wife (Kay Kendall) scampers in his wake, mending fences with offended musicians, agents, orchestra managers, and donors.

This is a capricious romp through the chaotic life of a symphony orchestra, set against the music of Liszt, Beethoven, and Wagner, and given first class treatment throughout.   A British comedy film, Once More, With Feeling is directed and produced by Stanley Donen, and features brilliant supporting actors Gregory Ratoff and Geoffrey Toone. The screenplay was written by Harry Kurnitz, based on his play. Costumes for Kay Kendall were designed by Givenchy.

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Admission, parking, and popcorn are free