Through a continued partnership with Maine Public Broadcasting Network, in association with the Public Broadcasting System and with support and help from members of the Goodridge family, the Camden Opera House will, for the third year, offer a free community screening of “The Seal Who Came Home,” the heartwarming, true story of a seal who adopted a Midcoast family, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.

“This film is one of my all time favorites – it has such humor and playfulness that harks back to simpler times, yet also is full of deep emotions and poignancy,” said Kerry Hadley, Camden Opera House manager.

The 55-minute film will be screened via the opera house’s digital high-resolution projector on its movie theater-size screen. The event is free to all and the audience, as it is every year, is invited to share stories and memories of that special time in our area’s history.  The film includes actual footage, photos and interviews.

Opera House main doors will open at 6:15 p.m., at which time baked goods and treats will be offered for sale in the lobby by Camden Hills Regional High School students as a fundraiser for their Italian exchange trip. Seating will be available on a first-come basis. For more information, visit

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