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Mar 15

CAPTAIN JANUARY: "Maine in the Movies" Bicentennial Event

Sunday, March 15 –

Event Time: 1:00pm

Strand Theatre
345 Main St., P.O. Box 433,, Rockland

Shirley Temple plays Star, a child of divorce who is looked after by crusty-but-lovable lighthouse keeper Captain January (Guy Kibbee). Truant officer Agatha Morgan (Sara Haden) determines that the Captain is not providing Star with suitable surroundings or a proper education, and before long our sobbing heroine is whisked away to a boarding school. She is rescued by kindly Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (George Irving and Nella Walker), distant relatives who try to provide the girl with a decent home, but the poor child still yearns for the company of Captain January and his friends Paul (Buddy Ebsen) and Nazro (Slim Summerville). All ends happily when January and his two chums are hired as crew members on the Morgans' yacht. One of Shirley Temple's best films, Captain January would be memorable if only for her singing-dancing duet with Buddy Ebsen, "At the Codfish Ball." This film is based on a novel by Maine author Laura E. Richards (who lived, worked, died, and is buried in Gardiner). A prolific writer of non-fiction, novels, and children's literature, Richards was the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in biography. Directed by David Butler Starring Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbe, June Lang, Buddy Ebsen USA | 1936 | G | 77min Tickets: $8/ Adults, Seniors, Under 12 $7/ Strand Members Info at or 594-0070
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About Strand Theatre

345 Main St., P.O. Box 433,
Rockland, ME 04841

Beautifully restored classic movie house and performing arts center is open year round, and offers a regular schedule of film, concerts, and special events. Fully equipped modern facility available for rent. On the National Register of Historic Places.

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