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Movies Filmed in the Camden Maine Area

Movies Filmed in Camden Maine Area

1. In the Bedroom
2. Forrest Gump
3. Thinner
4. Casper

5. Peyton Place

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Lights, Camera, Action – Camden Maine, MidCoast Maine

Camden Maine is often referred to as charming and picture-perfect. So perfect that many movie producers and film festival organizers have chosen the area for their projects. We have compiled some of our favorite Camden Maine area-based movies for you to watch this winter to spark your next Maine vacation. You can enjoy them in the comfort of your home and then come visit. Create your own movie location walking tours or meet with other film enthusiasts at one of the local film festivals. Mid Coast Maine looks incredible on the big screen, and experiencing it in person is just as magnificent. These are just a few of the Maine movies out there. Keep reading to learn about the unique area theaters.

1. In the Bedroom

This 2001 movie stars Sissy Spacek and has lots of Camden Maine landscape shots. This is a crime drama about a New England couple’s college-aged son dating an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. The movie features a number of Maine locations, including Rockland, Camden, Rockport, Belfast, Owls Head, Old Orchard Beach, Trevett, and Wiscasset.

2. Forrest Gump

This famous 1994 film starring Tom Hanks has a remarkable scene filmed at the Marshal Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde Maine, a short 40-minute drive from Camden.

3. Thinner

This movie based on the Stephen King novel, is a 1996 body horror movie filmed in Camden, Appleton, Belfast, Portland, and Thomaston.

4. Casper

This 1995 comedy-drama, friendly ghost movie was said to be in Friendship Maine but was filmed in Camden and Rockport.

5. Peyton Place

Last but not least, Peyton Place. You can still hear locals calling the town Peyton Place. This is a fun movie because there are many landmarks that you will quickly recognize.

Where can you see a movie in the Camden Maine area?

The local theaters aren’t just for rainy days. The Camden Maine area has unique movie options for every type of weather. From outdoor theaters to cozy historic independent theaters. Here are a few of our favorite places to watch a movie in the area.

Outdoor locations:

The Shotwell Drive-In

This newly created 85 car drive-in open-air theater is home to the Camden International Film Festival, also known as CIFF. Each September film industry people descend on Camden Maine to watch the newest independent movies out there. During the year, the organization also hosts drive-in movies for the locals.  Click here for more information on the organization and schedules.

The Camden Public Library

The Camden Public Library hosts outdoor movies in the Amphitheater each summer. Grab a blanket and bring a snack as you enjoy a movie under the stars with the harbor nearby. For more information or schedules please click here: https://www.librarycamden.org/

Indoor Options

The Strom Auditorium

Located in the Camden Hills Public High School, this theater is a favorite of locals during the month of February when the Banff Film Festival comes to town.  Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. The last year it was virtual, but we are hoping that in-person viewing will happen again in the near future.


 The Strand

This historic theater is in downtown Rockland Maine. The Strand Theatre’s mission is to present an innovative program of films, live performances, and educational events that contribute to the growth of a strong artistic and cultural community in Maine, to serve as a gathering place for enrichment in the Midcoast area, and as an anchor for Rockland’s vibrant downtown Community.  For schedules click here: https://www.rocklandstrand.com/


The Camden Opera House

The Camden Opera House is home to many shows and movies. The Camden International uses this theater as one of its venues. Although the Opera House is mostly live shows, the town has been known to show movies for families during the winter. For more information and schedules, https://www.camdenoperahouse.com/shows


Flagship Theaters

Located in Thomaston Maine, this theater is where the current first-run, newly relased movies can be seen.

The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is a great place to base your stay while touring the MidCoast Area. Whether your walking around trying to locate movie scenes or coming to town to see an independent movie, the hotel is located conveniently in downtown Camden, walking distance to the charming downtown and infamous harbor that have attracted movie lovers for years.

Whatever movie or theater you choose, we are sure you will not be disappointed. We hope these movies inspire you to visit MidCoast Maine. 

Stay at the best location hotel in Camden Maine, the Camden Riverhouse Hotel. Walking distance to everything!

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