Zombiepalooza 2023 Winners

Zombiepalooza 2023 Cary Theater

Last weekend, The Cary Theater hosted the 8th annual Zombiepalooza, which featured a zombie short film competition and costume contest. Short films were screened from North Carolina filmmakers of all experience levels. 2023 Award Winners Best Zombie Short Film Dead Delivery Directed by Jordan Pollard People’s Choice Award The Cupcake Killer Directed by Kyle Jones […]

2023 Winners Announced at Cary’s Film Festival

Cary film festival winners

  CARY, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2023) – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival wrapped up its sixth year celebrating short films created by independent filmmakers from around the world. Produced by The Cary Theater, BEYOND included 22 films in competition. One screenplay and five films received awards at this year’s BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival: People’s […]

Beyond: The Cary Film Festival Returns Sept. 21-24

CARY, N.C.  – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival returns Sept. 21-24, 2023, for its sixth year celebrating short films from independent filmmakers from around the world. Produced by The Cary Theater, BEYOND received film and screenplay submissions from independent filmmakers whose works will compete for more than $6,000 in prizes. The festival also includes three […]

Zombiepalooza 2023 Call For Submissions

Organize Before They Rise! The Cary Theater is accepting submissions for Zombiepalooza, the 8th annual zombie short film competition that takes place October 20, 2023, in downtown Cary, N.C. Short films submissions are open to North Carolina filmmakers and residents.  Films must be 5 minutes or less in length, and family friendly (films will be […]

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 […]

We reopen April 11 with new screen & projection system

The Cary Theater will be closed to public events from March 27 through April 11 for the installation of a new screen and DCP projection system. The Cary will reopen on April 11 with the nationwide premiere of Little Richard: I Am Everything.

Submit your short film or screenplay 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. 21-24, 2023. The 6th 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 21-24, 2023 for its sixth year as the […]

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, […]

Programming Advisory Committee Applications Now Open

Cary Programming Advisory Committee

The Cary Theater is now accepting applications for its Programming Advisory Committee. Participants on this committee serve an advisory role to offer input on film programs, live performances and other events that take place at the theater throughout the year. Committee members also support the theater in building awareness of programming as well as the […]