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Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - Things to Do in NC When You’re Bored: Halloween/Fall Movie Showings (10/9/2018) - While these movies are not free — most have an entry fee of $5 or more — these are opportunities to watch spooky movies, or movies that aren’t normally available on the big screen. Near [...]
Movie Intermission at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre double feature. Photo: Kay Whatley Raleigh Drive-In Celebrates Its 70th Season of Outdoor Movies (7/21/2018) - This year, the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre located in Henderson, North Carolina turns 69 years young.  Showing its first movie “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” on July 15, 1949, makes the theatre the oldest [...]
Crafts and Movie July 28, 2018 flyer. Source: Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount, North Carolina Free Movies and Unique Film Events Coming Up in Eastern NC (7/12/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Taking the kids to a movie makes for a fun time. Thanks to area towns and Parks and Recreation Departments, free movies are available — often with free popcorn and water [...]
Lawn Chair Theatre 2018 kickoff. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC Family-friendly Movie Nights in Rocky Mount NC (Updated) (5/18/2018) - Family-friendly, free movie nights are starting again in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Lawn Chair Theatre, presented by PNC and hosted by the city of Rocky Mount and the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, will begin May [...]
Yadvi - A Journey Of A Dignified Princess poster Film with NC Ties Tells The True Story of A Princess in British India (4/27/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor A historical film based on a Franklin County, North Carolina woman’s royal family in India, is set for release in New York City and Los Angeles, California cinemas this year. Yadvi [...]
Jason Michael Carroll and the Brown Bag Bagels folks during April 2016 filming at their shop. Source: Brown Bag Bagels, Wendell NC. Locally-filmed “Strings” Feature Now Available Online & on DVD (4/24/2018) - Broken Birdie Productions of Wake Forest, North Carolina, in association with Wagz Film, is proud to announce the release of Strings, a music-driven drama in the style of Country Strong, Almost Famous, and Eddie and the Cruisers. Strings stars [...]
Source: Town of Nashville, North Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Free Concerts and Movies in Nashville NC (4/9/2018) - Nashville, North Carolina may be best known for their Mother’s Day Blooming Festival and Nash Arts theatre productions. There’s more to this Nash County town, though, including its annual free concerts and free movies, designed [...]
Regal Entertainment Group-4DX logo. Source: PRNewsfoto/Regal Entertainment Group New DC Cinema with 4DX: You Must Be Tall Enough To Ride (1/7/2018) - Groundbreaking Immersive Movie Experience Now Open Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, announces that Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 will be the [...]
Wendell Community Center. Source: Town of Wendell, North Carolina Wendell NC Free Family Movie on Jan. 13, 2018 (12/30/2017) - Resolving to spend more time with your loved ones in 2018? Want to get out and do more? Looking for an inexpensive night out with the kids? The Town of Wendell’s free Family Movie Night [...]
Scenes from 2017 National Film Register inductees "The Goonies" and "Thelonius Monk: Straight No Chaser". Source: Library of Congress Library of Congress Announces 2017 National Film Registry Selections (12/13/2017) - ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Superman,’ Among the Titles Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today, December 13, 2017, announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.  Selected for [...]
Full Scale Productions Jewish American Soldiers film Invitation. Source: PRNewsfoto/Full Scale Productions Jewish WWII Veterans Film to Debut on Veterans Day Weekend (11/9/2017) - Full Scale Productions will premiere its documentary Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from World War II on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Regal Ballantyne Village Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, to coincide with the Veterans Day holiday weekend. The documentary, produced in conjunction [...]
Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, Henderson NC, double feature sign for September 7-10, 2017. Photo: Kay Whatley Movie Review: “It” at the Drive-in (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The It movie trailer made this 2017 movie look scary. Seeing the film, I thought It was medium-scary. It was so creepy, though, that It made my skin crawl. Seeing it at [...]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA - logo. Source: PRNewsFoto/NASA. NASA to Honor Legacy of Famed “Hidden Figures” Mathematician Katherine Johnson (9/7/2017) - US Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee-Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, on September 22, 2017, 1pm, at NASA’s Langley Research Center [...]
Cinema rendering. Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Open in Raleigh 2017, Now Hiring (5/16/2017) - First North Carolina Location will Feature 11 Screens, 36 Local Beers, and 35mm Projection Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has unveiled plans to open its first location in North Carolina. Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh, an 11-screen theater, bar and restaurant, [...]
Poet at a previous Share The Dream Talent Show. Source: J. Jeffers. Share the Dream Talent Show Adds Film Screening (1/4/2017) - The eighth-annual Share the Dream Talent Show is Saturday, January 14, 2017, starting at 6pm. It includes talent, a fashion show, Community Spirit Awards, vendors, and more. This annual local-talent show will be in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, [...]
ProTown BMX 2017 is in March, hosted by the Town of Wendell NC. Movies, Princesses and BMX Coming to Wendell in 2017 (12/19/2016) - **UPDATED December 19 from original December 9 post.** By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell The Town of Wendell is planning community events for the coming year. Below is information on three events in early 2017. [...]
Gauri Singh's movie will be shown by the Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC. Afternoon Tea with artist Gauri Singh Includes Movie Screening (9/1/2016) - The Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to enjoy an Afternoon Tea with artist Gauri Singh. The tea is October 15, 2016, 3-5pm, and the event is free including refreshments. Tes will befollowed by screening [...]
Source: Bringing it Home documentary movie site, “Dinner & A Movie” Industrial Hemp Educational Events by Vance-Granville Community College (8/17/2016) - Vance-Granville Community College invites the public to learn about the state’s new Industrial Hemp Program through movie screenings and discussions, organized with the NC Industrial Hemp Association. The free “Dinner and a Movie” events includes the film, Bringing it [...]
The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, Free Family Movie Series in Knightdale Starts on August 26 (8/5/2016) - As you’re packing up your blanket and lawn chairs, and rounding up friends/family, a crew is setting up an inflatable screen and preparing the concession stand. A PTA group is organizing the concession stand. Parks [...]
A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC. Movie Highlights “The True Cost” of New Clothing (6/27/2016) - A special screening of The True Cost film about sustainable clothing is coming up in Raleigh. Hosted by Capital Group Sierra Club and Redress Raleigh, this film explores the impact clothing purchases have on the planet. Each [...]
"Finding Dory" movie poster outside the Wilson NC Carmike 10. Photo: Kay Whatley. Movie Review of the Issue — Finding Dory (Go See It!) (6/17/2016) - By Kay Whatley, Editor While our kids are older than when they first watched Finding Nemo, they still found it cute and funny. My teenager and I went to see Finding Dory today, and despite both [...]
It's a Wonderful Life movie poster, sourced from WPD PAL event on Facebook. Classic Holiday Film Showing in Wilson (12/18/2015) - Watch the film, It’s A Wonderful Life, in Technicolor at a special showing in Wilson NC. Make it a holiday tradition and see it on the big screen again! The It’s A Wonderful Life movie [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson: Movie Review of the Issue (10/25/2013) - By Frank Whatley, Sales Manager In keeping with the theme of Halloween, this issue’s movie review is Carrie — a 2013 remake of the 1976 horror classic. Usually the review is done by me, my wife, and my [...]
Carmike 10 Wilson: Movie Review of the Issue (9/13/2013) - One Direction: This is Us The movie review this issue is a little different. We reviewed the 3D movie about the band One Direction. Because the band has many young fans, instead of the whole family going I [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: The Hobbit (1/1/2013) - By Frank and Kay Whatley For this issue, we reviewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This film is the first of three films retelling the story of Bilbo Baggins. The films follow the story line [...]
Movie Preview of the Issue: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12/15/2012) - By Frank and Kay Whatley For this issue, we previewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of a three-part movie series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien children’s novel, The Hobbit, or There and [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: Red Dawn (12/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor For this issue, we reviewed Red Dawn, a remake of a 1984 movie about an enemy army attacking on American soil. If you never saw the 1984 version, you’ll still be able to follow [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue (11/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley This issue we’re reviewing a sequel, Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson. The original Taken came out in 2008 and was successful enough to lead to this sequel. The story bears many similarities to the first movie: [...]