The Cary has created a special Record Store Day celebration for 2024 in partnership with House of Swank. Don’t miss your chance to see three great films and get an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt! House of Swank will be screen printing our limited edition t-shirts in the lobby from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on April 20, 2024.

VIP ticket options for any film below includes one film ticket and one limited edition t-shirt. VIP tickets are $18 (individual) and $15 (CFC members). To get your Record Store Day limited edition shirt, select the VIP or VIP CFC ticket option.

Just wanna see the film? No problem. Film-only tickets are also available!


Hearts Beat Loud

April 20, 2024  |  2 p.m. 

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.




Empire Records

April 20, 2024  |  5 p.m.

Employees of Empire Records, an indie music store on the verge of being sold to a large conglomerate, band together on one eventful day to stage a fundraising party to raise money to buy the business. This comedy filmed in Wilmington features an ensemble cast of young stars: Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Robin Tunney and many more.




High Fidelity

April 20, 2024  |  8 p.m.

The owner of a failing record store in Chicago sells music the old-fashioned way — on vinyl. Played by John Cusack, Rob has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and is consumed by the music scene. Though, it’s of no help in his relationship with his long-time girlfriend. As Rob examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. Also stars a quirky Jack Black, Lisa Bonet and Tim Robbins.




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