After a day at the beach in Kennebunkport Maine, the idea of a relaxing evening at the theater can be really appealing, and fortunately there are lots of great opportunities right nearby! So whether you want to see a live musical, a traditional Shakespearean play, or a feature film, you won’t have to venture far from the Maine Stay Inn to enjoy the production of your choice. Mainestage Shakespeare produces wonderful performances of Shakespeare’s favorites in downtown Kennebunk. Their outdoor stage in the middle of the park provides an open air experience like no other. And since their productions are entirely free, you can stay for as much or as little as
you like! Once called North Kennebunkport, the town of Arundel is home to a small theater company called the Arundel Barn Playhouse. But don’t let its small size fool you, because its performances are outstanding. Right now visitors can enjoy a rousing rendition of “All Shook Up,” a fun filled performance set to Elvis Presley favorites. And with tickets starting at about a quarter the price of a city show, you can enjoy a great musical theater performance without taking a toll on your wallet. But for a truly Broadway caliber show, the Ogunquit Playhouse is not to be missed. Started as a summer stock theater opportunity for New York City performers, it has morphed into a hidden gem that hosts big names in theater. In fact, right now you can catch Clay Aiken as the star of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. And since it’s a mere 12 miles from the heart of Kennebunkport Maine, catching a show will still put you back in town with time to grab some dessert!
But if live theater’s not up your alley, you’re still in luck, because just to our south lies the Wells Five Star Cinema, which offers a selection of feature films. If the show times don’t work for you, Smitty’s Cinema to our north might have just what you’re looking for. Plus, with an unconventional style (think large comfy chairs and long tables – hold the stadium seating), you can enjoy dinner and drinks with your movie. Sometimes, though, a trip to Kennebunkport Maine is about taking a step back in time, and if that’s your goal, you can indulge in a real rarity in modern times – a drive-in theater! Not far up the road is the Saco Drive-In where you can catch two feature films for just $15 per car! So whatever your style or mood, you can enjoy a great night at the theater during your Kennebunkport Maine vacation.