The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will present a high definition broadcast of the award-winning documentary “Fabergé: A Life Of Its Own” Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m.

This new film, screening in cinemas around the world, tells the fascinating story behind one of the most prestigious names in luxury: Fabergé. Viewers will enjoy unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family. The special film release also features exclusive access to two historic pieces and presents them to an international audience for the first time, before they return to their private collections.

The first Imperial Class egg produced in 99 years, “The Pearl Egg,” commissioned to mark 100 years since the production of the last Imperial Egg for Tsar Nicolas II, will be unveiled to audiences in exquisite close-up detail. A spectacular objet d’art, it features more than 3,000 diamonds and natural pearls.

The film also tells the remarkable story of an Imperial Egg long believed to have been lost, until its surprise discovery by a scrap metal dealer in 2014. It will be revealed to the public for the first time, having already been sold privately for an estimated $30 million.

Tickets to the one-time screening are $12.50, general admission. To buy tickets, or for more information about all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or