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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BEYOND Film Festival Winners

Beyond Film Fest

The fourth annual BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival received a record number of entries and 35 films were selected to screen Oct. 7-10, 2021. Five films and one screenplay were presented with awards.   CARY, N.C. (October 18, 2021) – Filmmakers took center stage at BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival recently where five filmmakers and […]

BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival to Screen 35 Films

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Town of Cary’s film festival received a record number of entries and 35 films have been selected to screen Oct. 7-10, 2021. The fourth annual BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is produced by The Cary Theater. CARY, N.C. (October 4, 2021) – BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival is back in 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. […]