Beyond: The Cary Film Festival Event Lineup

Beyond The Cary Film Festival 2023

Produced by The Cary Theater, the sixth annual BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival will include workshops, industry talkbacks, and independent films in competition, Sept. 21-24, 2023.   CARY, N.C. (August 14, 2023) – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival returns Sept. 21-24, 2023, for its sixth year celebrating the art of short films from independent filmmakers […]

Challenged: A Film Series

This October 1-7, 2023, the Cary Theater in partnership with the Cary Regional Library, will present a fascinating series of films based on books that are sure to provoke thought. Click on the titles below to visit the library website to learn about the history of each book. Then click the ticket button and join […]

Discover Ursula Parrott with Author Marsha Gordon

Marsha Gordon Tift Merritt

See the Oscar-winning 1930 classic pre-code film The Divorcee, based on a groundbreaking book by Ursula Parrott. Stay after as Tift Merritt hosts a talkback with Marsha Gordon discussing her new book on Parrott, Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott.   Join filmmaker, author, and N.C. State film studies […]

Celebrate Dr. King with two FREE film screenings Sunday

Cary MLK Dreamfest

CARY, N.C. (January 9, 2023) – The Cary Theater is celebrating the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an exciting Dreamfest weekend of arts programming at the theater. The schedule includes a performance by stand-up comic Azeem on Friday, Jan. 13. Two documentary film screenings will take place Sunday, Jan. 15, […]

BEYOND celebrates winning films

Beyond the Cary Film Festival

On Sunday we showcased the following award winners from this year’s festival. Congrats to all of this year’s selections.   Best Film Under 10 Short: Echoes of Animals by William Lilly  Best Narrative (Fiction) Short: This is Our Home by A.K. Espada Best Documentary (Non-fiction) Short: First Final Ride by Evan Kidd Best Student Short: Chicken Soup for the […]

BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival Returns Sept. 15-18

Beyond: The Cary Film Festival

Produced by The Cary Theater, the fifth annual BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival will host filmmaking workshops and screen short films from around the globe Sept. 15-18, 2022. CARY, N.C. (September 7, 2022) – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival returns Sept. 15-18, 2022, for its fifth year celebrating the art of short films from independent […]

Submit Your Screenplay or Short Film by May 31

Beyond Film Festival Cary Theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Town of Cary’s film festival produced by The Cary Theater returns Sept. 15-18, 2022. The fifth annual BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is now accepting short film and screenplay submissions thru May 31. CARY, N.C. – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival returns September 15-18, 2022 for its fifth year. Produced by […]

Zombiepalooza 2021 Winners

Zombiepalooza 2021 Cary, NC

The Cary Theater is grateful to all the local filmmakers who participated in Zombiepalooza 2021. We enjoyed two packed screenings on Oct. 22, 2021 showcasing the wicked sense of locals’ horror-humor. Thanks to all the teams who came up with creative films this year, especially each film’s use of this year’s required prop — the […]

Zombiepalooza 2021 Costume Contest


Calling All Goblins & Ghouls Enter Our Zombiepalooza Costume ContestThis year’s Zombiepalooza will take place in-theater at The Cary and include our annual costume competition. All Halloween costumes welcome, you don’t have to be a zombie. Top 3 win great prizes from our sponsors. Join us at the theater and enter Zombiepalooza’s All-Ages Costume Contest. […]

Zombiepalooza Call For Films 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Cary Theater Seeks Locally Produced Short Films CARY, N.C.  – Organize before they rise! The Cary Theater today announced a call-for-entries for locally produced short films to compete at Zombiepalooza 2021. The 6th annual Zombiepalooza is the Town of Cary’s zombie-themed screening party featuring locally produced short films. Individuals or groups […]