A newly restored copy of “Peyton Place” (1957, USA), filmed on location in Camden, Belfast, Rockland, Lincolnville, Rockport and Thomaston, will be presented as a special 60th anniversary screening Saturday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

Co-presented with the Maine International Film Festival, which is showing the restored film as a part of its annual fest, the Maine screenings are the world premieres for this major new 35mm restoration by 20th Century Fox.

Shot on location in Midcoast Maine, the film is now brought back to vibrant life on the eve of its 60th anniversary. Following the screening, special guests Schawn Belston, executive vice president of Media & Library Services, Fox Filmed Entertainment; and Michael Pogorzelski, director of the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Willard Carroll. In addition, “On Location in Peyton Place,” a new short revisiting the film’s locations today, will be shown.

“Peyton Place” was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography; plus five Best Acting or Supporting Acting nominations. In this adaptation of Grace Metalious’ controversial and hugely popular novel, steamy goings-on abound beneath the placid and proper surface of a picturesque New England village.

New high school principal Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) arrives in Peyton Place on the eve of World War II and soon takes up with beautiful, but repressed, dress shop owner Constance MacKenzie (Lana Turner), who is harboring a few secrets from daughter Allison (Diane Varsi). Behind a curtain of contentment and decorum, Michael discovers seething, dark undercurrents that include rape, suicide and murder. Directed by Mark Robson, the film stars Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy and Diane Varsi.

The film is not rated. Running time is 157 minutes. General admission tickets are $10. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

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