WALDOBORO — The Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., hosts a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.

In this 1954 suspense-filled favorite, a New York City magazine photographer (James Stewart) is confined to his apartment after breaking his leg. He passes the time by spying on his neighbors from his window, and suspicious goings-on in one of the apartments lead him to believe that someone has been murdered. Also starring Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey and Raymond Burr.

The Waldo was commissioned in 1936 as a state-of-the-art movie house and opened in 1937 with a screening of “Pennies from Heaven” starring Bing Crosby.

After closing in 2014, the historic building was saved and renovated by local community members beginning in 2017. Thanks to volunteers, generous donors, and the installation of new technology, The Waldo recently reopened as a performing arts center offering live music, theatre, educational programs, and now movies. “Rear Window” will transport audiences back to the 1950s when The Waldo was showing multiple movies a week. The Waldo plans to regularly screen films from a variety of genres on its big screen.

Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required inside the theatre. Adults attending with children under the ages of 12 will be asked a series of standardized COVID questions.

Adult tickets are $8 online in advance and $10 at the door; youth tickets (up to age 17) are $5. This movie is rated PG and some material may not be suitable for children. For tickets and a schedule of upcoming movie nights, including some holiday favorites, visit waldotheatre.org/pages/movies.