Special Series

Movies That Move You

Our ongoing film series celebrates the Cary Theater’s mission: to bring the best of arthouse cinema to the Town of Cary. We curate classic, independent and unique films with an eye for diverse voices. Some of our series include guest curators from the community who help us select films with special meaning as well as create fun, interactive experiences.


August 2022

Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Film Series

Guest curator: Christopher Everett
  • The Five Deadly Venoms (August 20, 2:00pm)
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (August 20, 4:30pm)



July 2022

Home is Distant Shores Film Series

Guest curator: Aby Rao

  • Film Block One (July 23, 5:00pm)
  • Film Block Two (July 23, 7:30pm)



JUNE 2022

The Cary Theater Pride Month Films

Guest curators: Natalie Watson, LGBTQ Center of Durham & Kori Hennessey, LGBT Center of Raleigh

  • Kiki (June 10, 7:30pm)
  • Major! (June 11, 7:30pm)
  • Ourselves in Stories opening short film (June 23, 7:00pm)
  • No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics (June 23, 7:10pm)

  • City of Gold (June 18, 5:00pm)
  • Tampopo (June 18, 7:30pm)
  • The Lunchbox (June 25, 5:00pm)
  • Chef (June 25, 7:30pm)
  • Ratatouille (June 26, 4:00pm)


MAY 2022


Guest curator: Glen Haley

  • Napolean Dynamite (May 20, 5pm) – costume contest follows
  • Pretty in Pink (May 20, 7:30pm)
  • Footloose (May 21, 5pm)
  • Grease Sing Along (May 21, 7:30pm)


APRIL 2022


  • Other Music (5pm)
  • Empire Records (7:30pm)


The Cary Theater Earth Day Films

APRIL 21-24

  • The Ants & The Grasshopper (Apr. 21, 2pm; Apr. 23 7:30pm)
  • The Island President (Apr. 21, 7pm)
  • Wall-E (Apr. 22, 5pm)
  • The Biggest Little Farm (Apr. 22, 7:30pm)
  • The Cloud Forest (Apr. 23, 5pm)
  • Jane Goodall: The Hope (Apr. 24, 4pm)



The Cary Theater Black History Month Films

  • Ailey (Feb. 3-5)
  • Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Feb. 4-6)
  • My Name is Pauli Murray (Feb. 10-12)
  • Amazing Grace (Feb. 11-13)
  • Daughters of the Dust (Feb. 17-18)
  • Sign O’ The Times (Feb. 18 & 20)
  • 42 (Feb. 25-26)
  • Wattstax (Feb. 27)

Our open screen night for North Carolina filmmakers and the general public will return in 2022. Click here for details on the program.


Monthly Feature
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Monthly Feature

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George Harrison’s friends, family and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

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